Katrina: persuasion you can't refuse

Image: Ahhh, the power of persuasion. Snapshot of a SJ Merc headline/photo from yesterday.

In related news, authorities in New Orleans are seizing guns from civilians as efforts proceed to clear the city of the last remaining residents: Link to NYT story.

Snip from a post on "interdictor"'s blog, maintained throughout the disaster from that data center inside NOLA:

As per my question about the forcible confiscation of guns, several of you posted video from ABC news verifying this. So there you go, go ahead and grab your pocket-sized copy of the constitution and tear out Amendment II. It should be the first one on the page, because if you've been keeping track, Amendment I should have been torn out years ago. I don't mean to make this a debate about guns, but what I want is for the law to be the law, and that means if the we don't like Amendment II anymore, we need to just go ahead and repeal it, not ignore it. If we just start ignoring the Amendments, we never know what rights we're entitled to and when. That complicates things. Just go ahead and repeal them if we're not gonna use them. So there's that.

(Thanks, loraksus, David Calkins, and Sean Bonner)