Proposed City Ordinance Would Let Cop...

Proposed City Ordinance Would Let Cops Disarm Citizens During Crises...

There are 15 comments on the TheBlaze.com story from Feb 26, 2013, titled Proposed City Ordinance Would Let Cops Disarm Citizens During Crises.... In it, TheBlaze.com reports that:

A proposed city ordinance in Guntersville, Alabama would allow police officers to disarm citizens during times of crisis if they deem it necessary.

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“Hunting Terrorists!”

Since: Feb 08

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#1 Feb 26, 2013
OMG! During times of disaster is exactly when firearms are needed for the protection of self, family and property. Citizens of Guntersville, I hope you turn out in large numbers to the coming March 4th Council meeting.
H Gordo

Starkville, MS

#3 Feb 27, 2013
I'm not from Guntersville but I hope the citizens of this city realize what is at stae here. It's hard to state what should come first so I'll let you decide. Your 2nd amendment constitutional rights, your right to self defense at times when you need it most and the list goes on.
Not only should this proposed ordinance be defeated, but those who proposed it should be put out of office immediately and never allowed back in office for any positon, even do catcher.
We've seen this happen before to law abiding citizens. Look up the "Battle for Athens" where the citizens of Athens, TN had to arm themselves to fight against a corrupt government. It happened in Athens and could happen again. Remember, those folks WORK FOR YOU, not you for them. They serve YOU, not you them!
Wondering

Decatur, AL

#4 Feb 27, 2013
How did this woman even get elected? We were at "ground zero" when the tornadoes hit, and the LAST thing anyone thought about doing was assaulting first responders or others trying to help. We had a curfew that started at sundown and went to sun up and were plainly told-if you have some one messing around (during curfew) that you don't know, or makes you feel threatened, DO WHAT YOU FEEL YOU HAVE TO DO. We were also warned that the same went for us if we were out after curfew "messing around".

Since: Apr 08

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#5 Feb 27, 2013
Alabama Constitution: That every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state. Art. I, 26 (enacted 1819, art. I, 23, with "defence" in place of "defense," spelling changed 1901).

State law supersedes municipal law.
mike

Barbourville, KY

#6 Feb 28, 2013
apparently this so called mayor don't care about your rights or your safty during disasters when she wants to take away your ability to protect yourself and your family.

Since: Apr 08

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#7 Feb 28, 2013
mike wrote:
apparently this so called mayor don't care about your rights or your safty during disasters when she wants to take away your ability to protect yourself and your family.
It took the city council all of 5 minutes to pitch the ordnance and now there is a movement to remove the mayor from office.

She's a Democrat in a mostly Republican state.
mike

Barbourville, KY

#8 Feb 28, 2013
Bama Yankee wrote:
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It took the city council all of 5 minutes to pitch the ordnance and now there is a movement to remove the mayor from office.
She's a Democrat in a mostly Republican state.
well she should never have tryed to pass such an ordinance it is completley illegal

Since: Apr 08

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#9 Feb 28, 2013
mike wrote:
<quoted text>well she should never have tryed to pass such an ordinance it is completley illegal
What can I say?

She's a Democrat. Democrats excel at trying to pass unconstitutional laws and ordinances. That's what keeps the Supreme Court so busy.
pedro

United States

#10 Feb 28, 2013
that's what happens when you elect dems to office,as they are sorry pieces of shit that care not for the country or the people.I don't think they will be collecting any guns from anyone in the south and it would be in their best interest not to try.
Wow

Americus, GA

#11 Mar 8, 2013
Demecrats are why half of Alabama receive some sort of gov assistance. Republicans are more likely to say "good luck" and walk away. But both are equally distasteful at the end of the day.

And I'm not agreeing or disagreeing. I see a good argument on both sides.

In a situation where firearm safety is a question- people are panicked and armed- it just might be a good idea to ask them to put the gun down.

Someone sitting on their porch with a shotgun during a blackout, not such an issue.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#12 Mar 9, 2013
Wow wrote:
Demecrats are why half of Alabama receive some sort of gov assistance. Republicans are more likely to say "good luck" and walk away. But both are equally distasteful at the end of the day.
And I'm not agreeing or disagreeing. I see a good argument on both sides.
In a situation where firearm safety is a question- people are panicked and armed- it just might be a good idea to ask them to put the gun down.
Someone sitting on their porch with a shotgun during a blackout, not such an issue.
The rednecks really got to vent some steam on this issue but if they would look, the law is already on the books. Much ado about nothing! The situation came about because people were walking around during the cleanup with pistols in hand,not under their clothes. When the law officers already on the scene asked them to put them out of sight, some got mouthy and no matter what ,you don't get mouthy and show your azz to an officer.Instead of gaurding your property,you will be guarding your backside in a jail cell.
Wow

Brooks, GA

#13 Mar 11, 2013
Thomas A, I am far from being a redneck. I do not even own a firearm. I still see it from both sides and I think it boils down to being an adult in any situation.

Name calling is a sign of immaturity
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#14 Mar 14, 2013
Wow wrote:
Thomas A, I am far from being a redneck. I do not even own a firearm. I still see it from both sides and I think it boils down to being an adult in any situation.
Name calling is a sign of immaturity
When law enforcement is on the scene with rescue and cleanup crews in the immediate area, there is no reason for Billy Bad to walk around with a pistol in hand. If an officer tells you to put it up or out of sight, in an already tense situation,you don't give POPO any lip unless you want to go downtown,plain and simple.That's what brought all the hoopla into the media in the first place. The law was already on the books to allow the law enforcement to protect the public from the gun totin' vigilantes. The trouble makers would have done better for everyone by putting down the guns and grabbing a chainsaw!
Bigun

Huntsville, AL

#15 Mar 15, 2013
No one is taking my firearms. Especially in times of crisis.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#16 Mar 15, 2013
Bigun wrote:
No one is taking my firearms. Especially in times of crisis.
Bubba, No one is going to take your firearm if you behave! You don't seem to have any comprehension of what brought the issue up in the first place.

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