A package of proposed gun regulations for city residents won’t stop determined criminals from shedding blood in New Orleans, but it’s better than doing nothing, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and members of the City Council said Friday (April 22).
Standing in Bunny Friend Park, scene of a 2015 mass shooting that wounded 17 people, Landrieu said that police and other law enforcement will continue to fight gun violence, but more needs to be done to limit the availability and prevalence of handguns, which account for the overwhelming majority of fatal shootings in New Orleans and the nation.
“When criminals are intent on doing harm, too many innocent people are caught in the crossfire. I believe we have a moral obligation to do everything in our power to fight back and to halt the stream of guns getting into the wrong hands,” he said. “In some instances, people have a right to own a gun, something that I support, every gun owner … has to be thoughtful, and they have to make sure that they handle that weapon responsibly.
“The provisions of the proposed gun ordinance, which include establishing “firearm-free zones” and prohibiting the sale of guns that don’t have serial numbers, are far from groundbreaking. In some cases they would merely localize or marginally expand state law.
More Gun Free Zones? Isn’t that like applying leeches to an arterial wound?
Basically “We need to look butch so we are going to do stuff that we know it does not work but makes for great TV.”
I swear it seems that NOLA is being run by Benny Hill…. but he is dead.
Hat Tip to Wibbins.