February 27th, 2013

City Proposes Disarming Citizens In The Event Of A Disaster


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This article was originally published at PoliticalOutcast.com

The city of Guntersville, Alabama is considering disarming residents in the event of a weather-related or manmade disaster, like a terrorist attack. Mayor Leigh Dollar said that they’re not trying to take away anyone’s Constitutional rights; they’re just trying to “protect” people:

“The ordinance states officers could disarm individuals, if necessary. Dollar says the proposal is just way to give officers more authority to protect themselves. ‘We are not trying to infringe upon anyone constitutional rights whatsoever. It’s just to protect the workers working out there in a disaster,’ Dollar said.”

Just what people need in the event of a disaster. Police officers with more authority to protect themselves. Don’t they already have enough as it is, and this city wants to give them the power to revoke citizens’ 2nd Amendment rights?

A situation like a disaster, and especially the social breakdown that follows, is exactly the kind of situation where the 2nd Amendment is vitally important. In fact, it’s that kind of situation where semi-automatic rifles come in handy. That’s not the time to be taking people’s guns away. It’s a time to be making sure people are armed and prepared.

This happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Law enforcement officers at different levels went door-to-door, searching people’s homes without warrant or consent and confiscating their firearms. They acted like people had no 2nd or 4th Amendment rights, and the excuse was that it was a natural disaster.

During times of disaster, governments would like us to believe that we have no Constitutional rights. That our Constitutional rights are actually more like privileges during times of social order. And that when disaster strikes, our “privileges” then become suspended, at which point we just need to comply with the authorities for our own protection.

And at that point, it wouldn’t even be about our protection, but theirs. They act like gun owners are a threat to their safety, and that disarming us is the only sure way for them to be protected.

This gun confiscation proposal will be on the agenda at the next Guntersville city council meeting on March 4th. I hope gun owners pack the place out to voice their outrage over this proposition such that the council is forced to withdraw the proposition.




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6 Responses to “City Proposes Disarming Citizens In The Event Of A Disaster”

  1. 1
    cal Says:

    BS

    They do NOT lawfully have that authority. REMOVE them (Mayor Leigh Dollar first) from office as no longer meeting the requirements of the office or position they are occupying. Basically the Alabama Constitution seems to take Oaths real seriously since they are required for a lot of things in that Constitution.

    Alabama Constitution, SECTION 1
    Equality and rights of men: That all men are equally free and independent; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    SECTION 2, People source of power.
    That all political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit; and that, therefore, they have at all times an inalienable and indefeasible right to change their form of government in such manner as they may deem expedient.

    SECTION 5, Unreasonable search and seizure; search warrants.
    That the people shall be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and possessions from unreasonable seizure or searches, and that no warrants shall issue to search any place or to seize any person or thing without probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation.

    SECTION 17, Suspension of habeas corpus.
    That the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended by the authorities of this state.

    SECTION 18, Treason against the state.
    That treason against the state shall consist only in levying war against it, or adhering to its enemies, giving them aid and comfort; and that no person shall be convicted of treason, except on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or his own confession in open court.

    SECTION 21, Suspension of laws.
    That no power of suspending laws shall be exercised except by the legislature.

    SECTION 26, Right to bear arms.
    That every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.

    SECTION 27, Standing army; military subordinate to civil power.
    That no standing army shall be kept up without the consent of the legislature, and, in that case, no appropriation for its support shall be made for a longer term than one year; and the military shall, in all cases, and at all times, be in strict subordination to the civil power.

    SECTION 29
    Titles of nobility, hereditary distinction, etc.; restriction on appointments to office.
    That no title of nobility or hereditary distinction, privilege, honor, or emolument shall ever be granted or conferred in this state; and that no office shall be created, the appointment to which shall be for a longer time than during good behavior.

    SECTION 35, Objective of government.
    That the sole object and only legitimate end of government is to protect the citizen in the enjoyment of life, liberty, and property, and when the government assumes other functions it is usurpation and oppression.

    SECTION 36, Construction of Declaration of Rights.
    That this enumeration of certain rights shall not impair or deny others retained by the people; and, to guard against any encroachments on the rights herein retained, we declare that everything in this Declaration of Rights is excepted out of the general powers of government, and shall forever remain inviolate.

    SECTION 42, Legislative, executive and judicial departments established.
    The powers of the government of the State of Alabama shall be divided into three distinct departments, each of which shall be confided to a separate body of magistracy, to wit: Those which are legislative, to one; those which are executive, to another; and those which are judicial, to another.

    SECTION 43, Separation of powers.
    In the government of this state, except in the instances in this Constitution hereinafter expressly directed or permitted, the legislative department shall never exercise the executive and judicial powers, or either of them; the executive shall never exercise the legislative and judicial powers, or either of them; the judicial shall never exercise the legislative and executive powers, or either of them; to the end that it may be a government of laws and not of men.

    SECTION 56, Immunity of legislators.
    Members of the legislature shall, in all cases, except treason, felony, VIOLATION OF THEIR OATH OF OFFICE (caps are mine), and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either house shall not be questioned in any other place.

    SECTION 82, Disclosure of personal or private interest in bills, etc., by legislators.
    A member of the legislature who has a personal or private interest in any measure or bill proposed or pending before the legislature, shall disclose the fact to the house of which he is a member, and shall not vote thereon.

    SECTION 112, Composition; officers enumerated.
    The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor, attorney-general, state auditor, secretary of state, state treasurer, superintendent of education, commissioner of agriculture and industries, and a sheriff for each county.

    SECTION 113, Supreme executive power vested in governor.
    The supreme executive power of this state shall be vested in a chief magistrate, who shall be styled “The Governor of the State of Alabama.”

    SECTION 120, Governor to faithfully execute laws.
    The governor shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

    SECTION 121, Governor may require reports from officers of executive department and officers and managers of state institutions; false reports or failure to file reports constitutes impeachable offense.
    The governor may require information in writing, under oath, from the officers of the executive department, named in this article, or created by statute, on any subject, relating to the duties of their respective offices, and he may at any time require information in writing, under oath, from all officers and managers of state institutions, upon any subject relating to the condition, management and expenses of their respective offices and institutions. Any such officer or manager who makes a willfully false report or fails without sufficient excuse to make the required report on demand, is guilty of an impeachable offense.

    SECTION 131, Military powers of governor.
    The governor shall be commander-in-chief of the militia and volunteer forces of this state, except when they shall be called into the service of the United States, and he may call out the same to execute the laws, suppress insurrection, and repel invasion, but need not command in person unless directed to do so by resolution of the legislature; and when acting in the service of the United States, he shall appoint his staff, and the legislature shall fix his rank.

    SECTION 185, Oath or affirmation when vote challenged; false oath or affirmation constitutes perjury.
    Any elector whose right to vote shall be challenged for any legal cause before an election officer, shall be required to swear or affirm that the matter of the challenge is untrue before his vote shall be received, and anyone who willfully swears or affirms falsely thereto, shall be guilty of perjury, and upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary for not less than one nor more than five years.

    SECTION 188, Certain information to be furnished prior to registration.
    From and after the first day of January, nineteen hundred and three, any applicant for registration may be required to state under oath, to be administered by the registrar or by any person authorized by law to administer oaths, where he lived during the five years next preceding the time at which he applies to register, and the name or names by which he was known during that period, and the name of his employer or employers, if any, during such period. Any applicant for registration who refuses to state such facts, or any of them, shall not be entitled to register, and any person so offering to register, who willfully makes a false statement in regard to such matters or any of them, shall be guilty of perjury, and upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary for not less than one nor more than five years.

    SECTION 271, Composition of militia; organizing, arming and disciplining militia; naval militia may be organized.
    The legislature shall have power to declare who shall constitute the militia of the state, and to provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the same; and the legislature may provide for the organization of a state and naval militia.

    SECTION 272, Conformance with regulations governing armies of United States.
    The legislature, in providing for the organization, equipment, and discipline of the militia, shall conform as nearly as practicable to the regulations for the government of the armies of the United States.

    SECTION 273, Election or appointment of company and regimental officers.
    Each company and regiment shall elect its own company and regimental officers; but if any company or regiment shall neglect to elect such officers within the time prescribed by law, they may be appointed by the governor.

    SECTION 274, Volunteer organizations.
    Volunteer organizations of infantry, cavalry, and artillery and naval militia may be formed in such manner and under such restrictions and with such privileges as may be provided by law.

    SECTION 275, Immunity of members from arrest while attending, going to or returning from musters, parades and elections.
    The militia and volunteer forces shall, in all cases, except treason, felony, and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at musters, parades, and elections, and in going to and returning from the same.

    SECTION 276, Appointment and terms of office of general officers; staffs of governor, generals and regimental and battalion commanders.
    The governor shall, with the advice and consent of the senate, appoint all general officers, whose terms of office shall be four years. The governor, the generals and regimental and battalion commanders shall appoint their own staffs, as may be provided by law.

    SECTION 277, Safe keeping of arms, ammunition, military records, etc.
    The legislature shall provide for the safe keeping of the arms, ammunition, and accoutrements, and military records, banners, and relics of the state.

    SECTION 278, Officers and men not entitled to compensation when not in active service.
    The officers and men of the militia and volunteer forces shall not be entitled to or receive any pay, rations, or emoluments when not in active service.

    SECTION 279, Required of members of legislature and executive and judicial officers; form; administration.

    All members of the legislature, and all officers, executive and judicial, before they enter upon the execution of the duties of their respective offices, shall take the following oath or affirmation:

    “I, …, solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Alabama, so long as I continue a citizen thereof; and that I will faithfully and honestly discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter, to the best of my ability. So help me God.”
    The oath may be administered by the presiding officer of either house of the legislature, or by any officer authorized by law to administer an oath.

    “Effectuate: To effectuate is to make something happen”
    SECTION 282, Duty of legislature to enact laws to effectuate Constitution.
    It is made the duty of the legislature to enact all laws necessary to give effect to the provisions of this Constitution.

  2. 2
    Corey Rodgers Says:

    disgusting. i not only don’t understand how such a person can get voted into power, i don’t understand how they aren’t arrested if not at least fired immediately for saying such a thing, let me give an analogy:

    if i got on the local news to say “hi people of my town, i just wanted to say that the next time we have a tornado, i’m going to put a gun on my hip, walk to my neighbor’s house, and tell him hand me your guns or i will handcuff you into my basement, if you resist that i will shoot and kill you.”

    how fast would a swat team be on my doorstep to arrest me for:
    - making a threat of theft
    - making a threat to intimidate with a gun on my hip
    - making a threat to illegally incarcerate
    - making a threat to murder if neighbor resists

    and all the while the only reason i gave for the threats of violent action is: when we have a tornado.

    this woman (the mayor) has the capabibility to physically enact this threat, this is not a 5yr old child saying “i’m going to kick your butt” to a 35yr old man. it’s not an idle threat, yet it is a wholly illegal threat.

    she should be FIRED, NOW, and possibly brought up on criminal charges for violation of position and other criminal charges as are worth pursuing.

  3. 3
    Darin Bowers Says:

    Absolutely Corey and Cal.

    And this is all part of the mind bending, brain washing thats been going on for a very long time by the media that they have taken over. The media has convinced everyone that our elected STEWARDS OF THE PEOPLE, are now in a POWER POSITION. When Obama, or any elected official for that matter, is elected he has “COME INTO POWER” per the main stream media. No sir! You have been elected as a “STEWARD OF THE PEOPLE TO PROTECT AND SERVE THE PEOPLE”

    WE THE PEOPLE SIT ON THE THRONE HERE……. STEWARDS! WE DO NOT BOW TO ANYONE. AND YOU WILL OBEY THE CONSTITUTION AND YOUR OATH TO IT, OR PAY THE PENALTIES FOR YOUR TREASON.

  4. 4
    jack Says:

    the police all ready have armored trucks ,50 cals, and other military equipment! after i read this it seems that the officals are sceared shitless of the people! why, did the officals make a deal with the u.n. to take control of the town through agenda 21?

  5. 5
    Gary Says:

    Right. It affords the officers the opportunity to “Protect themselves.” I guess that pretty well sums it up. How foolish of us it would be to believe otherwise. Aren’t these officers members of the same community? Don’t they live and work among us? What possible threat might confront these officers that might not affect their neighbors?
    How is it that an officer might have a more heightened threat than anyone else under such circumstances. Is responding to a criminal act any different should one be in uniform or out of uniform? Is a criminal act anything other than a criminal act if it is perpetrated against a plumber, car mechanic, or a housewife, as opposed to a uniformed police officer?
    This is just ridiculous on the face of it. When your neighbor’s civic credibility is demeaned, the whole of the fabric of society is threatened.

  6. 6
    Gary Says:

    My son is in law enforcement not unlike many others posting here. I informed him of a neighbor in our community which is a known thief and heroin user. That person was arrested not long ago for precisely those offenses. No sooner was he booked into jail, then he was released. It is quite possible his actions shall never come up for trial. As a result, the whole of society is demeaned, by similar enforcement failures as are becoming common.
    I will not attempt to render any other opinion or explanation for the meaning of the following:
    “When the wicked bear rule, the people mourn”.
    More and more, the evidence is of the offender not being held chargeable for their actions. They are released back into the communities their offenses are committed in. It has a singular effect of discouraging those who desire to go about their lives peaceably and lawfully knowing they are continually at risk because of such persons.

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