New Orleans is the latest American city to declare a state of emergency that gives the mayor to suspend gun sales at her discretion.
Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s declaration of a state of emergency gives her office the power “if necessary, to suspend or limit the sale of alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, and combustibles.” The order was drafted last week.
Cantrell also now has the authority to suspend the distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages.
The order is ironic, considering New Orleans’ troubled history with emergency gun confiscation. City police enacted gun confiscation operations targeting law-abiding everyday citizens in the aftermath of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, fueling into panic and blunting the effectiveness of hurricane response.
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