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Alabama Mayor Wants Emergency Gun Grab Measure

February 27, 2013 by  

Alabama Mayor Wants Emergency Gun Grab Measure
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Mayor Leigh Dollar of Guntersville, Ala., has proposed an ordinance that would give police the authority to confiscate weapons in the event of a major disaster.

The mayor of an Alabama city has proposed a disaster emergency ordinance that would give police the authority to confiscate weapons in the event of a major disaster.

Guntersville Mayor Leigh Dollar says the ordinance would ensure a quick response in the event of a major disaster.

“By no means is it our intent to disarm or seize anyone’s firearms,” she told WAAY TV. “This is in there to protect public workers and any volunteers helping should someone become unruly–and it can happen because emotions are high–that it would give an officer that authority. And it’s only to protect people. We are not trying to infringe on anyone’s Constitutional authority.”

And there is the code word phrase I told you about Monday.  “It’s only to protect people.” All liberty-stealing laws are couched so as to keep people safe.

No word on how those people who have their guns taken away are going to protect themselves from looters.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • http://yahoo Glen

    Here comes “Big Brother”

    • http://Arkybill.cominprogress Bill Henry

      Lettem come. I got something for them.

      • Trouble

        I second that. With the Second Amendment no less ;)

      • Average Joe

        Bill, Trouble,

        Me too, I just order one of these for my WASR, should be in tomorrow and installed….as they said aboput the Thompson…GET SOME!…lol
        Enjoy!

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U6tORrODJE

        AJ

  • CZ52

    Talk about political double speak. First she wants the authority to confiscate anyone’s firearms during an emergency then she has the gall to say “By no means is it our intent to disarm or seize anyone’s firearms,”.

    • Robert

      It’s are fault these people are in political office we vote them in becaue they tell lies and are very good ast it . When they get in office the truth comes out! They’er all scum Republican and democrat we need someone like Rand Paul to stand up and uphold our constitution!

    • Trouble

      Well I guess “Harsh Words” will fend off a would-be attacker that’s breaking into my home and stealing while pointing a gun to my family. yeah-right……. step up and out of your fairy tale and back into reality people. I support the right to bear arms, along with the rest of the “aware” world, and their going to have a hard time taking peoples rights away from them-any for that matter.

  • USAF VET

    Here comes Big Brother, or is it Big Sister?

  • Mike Austin

    I hope the good people of that town do a recall and boot her communist butt to the curb. She wants to see unruly? Try to enforce that unconstitutuional crap.

    • Robert Smith

      I have no problem with the police shooting an “unruley” knuckle head if they are waving a gun. Why is bad behavior any different in an “emergency” than on a Saturday night?

      Evolution in action. Wave a gun at police, get shot. Simple.

      Rob

      • Steve

        I have no problem with we the people shooting police involved in a illegal act.

  • Barry Faltesek

    Oh no, I’m not taking your “Constitutional authority” away! Right! Yep, they always redefine the Constitution to do what they want.
    What rights have the liberals ever given up when they’ve taken so many away from us?
    Remember the Low-flush toilet.

  • Bob Z

    Isn’t that a violation of federal law? After the gun grabs of Katrina, legislation was proposed to PREVENT such an atrocity from occurring again….I thought it passed.

  • czman75

    What a libtard whore!

  • http://Firefox john Goult

    Come and TRY and take them!

  • Kentucky City Official.

    this mayor is about as smart as that dumb a$$ new orleans mayor during hurricane katrina. confiscating weapons from law abiding citizens does nothing more than leave law abiding citizens defenseless. i guarantee the mayor will be protected by guns. some peoples’ heads serve better as seats than anything else!

  • Billy

    Is your mayor a trial lawyer?

  • Robert A. Mason

    What everybody needs to remember or be aware of is that she is going to be protected by an armed security force with guns during this disaster. Remember she is the only important one here, not you or I. Her elitist way of thinking is such that you and I are expendable, only her level and above are worth protecting during such times. She is banking on the sheeple or the imagined ignorance of her constituants to believe anything she says or wants to do. Whether or not it infringes on the Constitution. Remember their way of thinking is such that the laws they pass do not apply to them, only you and I.

    • Trouble

      Ya – How about pushing new laws and the same bureaucratic [expletive deleted] on government officials first and see how they would like it, put them fat, money grubbing, politic-running, Obama-loving, [expletive deleted] under the same “Rights ripped from your Chest” this very second that the government is pushing on all of us. I wonder if “They” would bend over???? I wonder if “They” would give up “Security”???? I wonder if “They” would like limits and control???? This “WAS” a Free States many years ago, Change is Bad. Not for them, For us.

  • wavesofgrain

    If I remember correctly, wasn’t it the police who were found looting and pillaging the evacuees property, also stealing guns? Public officials, supported by the taxpayers, begin to think they are kings and queens…with police as their army. I thought the police were paid for by the taxpayer to protect the taxpayer??? Now they are being used as “brown shirts” against the citizens. This woman should be confronted with her lack of loyalty to the citizens and her country.

  • John

    I know a mayor in Alabama who is going to be out of a job come the next election!

  • Nadzieja Batki

    Is she planning to create an “emergency”?

  • ROGER,Irish-Canadian LIBERTARIAN

    The typical TROJAN Horse or “Greeks Bearing Gifts”, no disrepect to Greeks as this is just a saying based on an ancient, but successful tactic

  • John G.

    Their was a song that went something like; I dident know the devel had blond hair, and blue eyes. Today you sure cant judge a book by its cover, ” In the last days they shell say peace , and safty, but sudden distruction shell come upon them. We should not let ourselfs be deceived , Freedom is not free, ask our founding farthers, or should I say, follow their exampel!! This is a choise we must make as God fearing peopel. Iam fighting for our consatution, and our rights as a free peopel. If we give an inch thay WILL take a MILE. God bless you as your make that decision.

  • securityman

    look people, she is just wanting to get the guns out of the peoples hands so that her theives and gangs can take your stuff without any problems.remember, the more they get the bigger her cut is. I will make the idiots a deal. I WILL GIVE UP MY GUNS, IF THEY WILL GIVE UP THEIR ARMED SECURITY!!!! now does that sound like a deal or not. let them put their a$$ on the line like everyone else does. then se how fast they change their stance on gun control. to me “gun control” is being able to hit your target right betwen the eyes!!!!!!!!!

  • steve in AZ

    See how wise our grandparents were? At the very least THIS woman verifies the old saying – “A woman’s place is in the bedroom… or the kitchen…”

    Her chief asset may be that she is nice looking.

  • http://yahoo.com BillT

    If a major disaster happens, wont the police have better things to do then confiscate weapons. Also, if a major disaster happens, it always brings out the thugs, scum and punks. I would like to be able to defend myself.

    • Trouble

      Because this political [expletive deleted] pile is to “Protect the Government FROM US!!!!

    • ibcamn

      And that’s what they want,you to become unruly!they can then inturn say”see,we told you people would start shooting other people”or something like that!you need to vote that b#tch out!remember the dem stand with their own,thugs and theives!

  • http://yahoo Rob

    AND…the definition of “Major Disaster” is????……..I’m sure the politicians would have many definitions………most likely a convienience for them…….think about that leaky bucket for awhile!

  • http://yahoo Don

    seems in every disaster the theives and low lives come out. june of 1976 a tornado hit emporia ,ks. i was in the mall when it struck it. there were a fess injured. i had a few little cuts. they still took me to the hospital for treatment. there was this story hor someone was caught running out of the mall with a shopping cart with a cash register in it. seems like in any situation like this there is always some dumbass lowlife pulling something like this. people should not be disarmed in cities w that get hit by things like tornadoes, hurricanes, earth quakes or other maladies. it always seems to be the case. they had the problem in new orleans with the hurricane. the thieves hit the city. people were disarmed. you can bet some of the thieves had guns and if innocent citizens were disarmed some of the lowlifes would had a free for all. it happens everywhere in these situations. let the law abiding keep their guns. instead pass laws on those who violate the rights of the innocent. make the penalties so harsh they’d be scared to do anything. scared criminals would think twice about doing anything.

    • independent thinker

      ” …you can bet some of the thieves had guns …”

      More than just some of them had guns. My oldest daughter was in one of the first relief groups to go into NO after Katrina and said at times it sounded like a war zone in certain neighborhoods. It was so bad her group had National Guard escorts for much of their work.

  • Gary L

    This dingbat says “By no means is it our intent to disarm or seize anyone’s firearms,”
    What does she think confiscate means? It is during a disaster or state of emergency that the people will need their fire arms. This is idiotic.

  • Vigilant

    “This is in there to protect public workers and any volunteers helping should someone become unruly–and it can happen because emotions are high–that it would give an officer that authority.”

    I’ll resist the temptation to launch a dumb blonde joke.

    Who the Hell does she think she’s kidding? The intent is clear. Someone may wish to advise the dumb mayor that law enforcement ALREADY has the authority to confiscate a weapon when they are being directly threatened, and you don’t need a cover-all confiscation ordinance to give it teeth.

  • jopa

    That’s an idea that’s going to go about as far as a motor-home on a gallon of gas.I’m pretty sure there are idiotic statements made everyday in political circles and this is just one of thousands.Not newsworthy unless they actually passed a measure of this type.

  • Vigilant

    From their website (http://www.guntersvilleal.org/mayor_council/city_council.php) :

    Note: the website allows the sending of e-mails.

    Mayor Leigh Dollar
    5625 Jackson Trail
    Guntersville, AL 35976

    Phone: 256-571-7560

    Councilman Samuel Stewart
    District 11524 Rayburn Avenue
    Guntersville, AL 35976

    Phone: 256-582-7429

    Councilman George Gillen
    District 21801 Brown Street
    Guntersville, AL 35976

    Phone: 256-582-8756

    Councilman Lee Carr
    District 34187 Brown Valley Road
    Guntersville, AL 35976

    Phone: 256-582-3703

    Councilman Phillip Mosley
    District 45533 Cedar Mill Drive
    Guntersville, AL 35976

    Phone: 256-572-4047

    Councilman Donald Myers
    District 5115 Rainbow Circle
    Guntersville, AL 35976

    Phone: 256-582-6059

    Councilman Rudy Cornelius
    District 61516 Wyeth Drive
    Guntersville, AL 35976

    Phone: 256-582-1711

    Councilman Randall E. Whitaker
    District 74134 Hideaway Drive
    Guntersville, AL 35976

    Phone: 256-582-6747

  • Incredulous1

    How could such an obvious brunette act so much like a blonde?

    • Jonathan

      Maybe the hair dye leached through her skull and killed her brain cells.

  • Vigilant

    I have e-mailed each of the councilmen of Guntersville, with info copy to the mayor, the following:

    Councilman:

    With regard to the Mayor’s nationally-covered proposed disaster emergency ordinance giving police the authority to confiscate weapons in the event of a major disaster, I suggest you consider the following:

    (1) Do law enforcement officials currently have the authority to confiscate weapons when they are directly threatened?

    (2) If the answer to (1) above is “yes,” and I suspect it is, then the proposed ordinance is either an unnecessary duplication, or it is a subterfuge to expand police powers to allow wholesale confiscation of weapons during times of emergency.

    If it is a duplication of existing police authority then no such ordinance should be passed. If it is the pretext for a violation of Second Amendment rights, then no such ordinance should be passed.

    I have no voting power in Guntersville, but I think you know that the nation is watching.

    Sincerely,

    (Name submitted)

  • ibcamn

    It’s all a way around when straight forward doesn’t work!just like this new” peace” dept in the white house!she’s just being appointed the seat(not voted)but she will have say over any dept in the white house!!this broad must have the same thought in her head,”i can just do what i want”,kinda like the rest of the democrates!

  • Jerry Trail

    That reminds me of the old saying. If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance baffle them with bs.

  • Pegathee

    Taking our guns even IN an emergency is still trampling on our 2nd Amendment, Mayor!! Wake up!!

  • anthony

    The didasters are why we have the Second Amendement in the first place! This is just another tactic to criminalize honest people. Once said “Disaster” occurs anyone caught with a firearm will become a felon; therefore never being able to legally own another firearm. When they fabricate the next engineered “Disaster” in your area you will be the targets. It is only a scheme leading to total disarmament, and to be used as an example to fearmonger the rest of the country into compliance lest they decide to “Protect” and “save” some other community of lowly lessers that can’t think for themselves without “Big Brother’s” guiding hand (buttstock).

    • http://- peter crawford

      anthony u are sooo right…nothing happenes in washington that isnt planned…they create the crisis then they prentend to have the answers???/ when the get our guns IT IS ALL OVER????

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  • Wil

    The Police already have the authority to confiscate weapons of someone acting in a matter that is threatening to the general public. If you make it to where they can do so even when they are no threat to anyone, you are leaving them open to become a victim during such time of disaster as the Police cannot be everywhere at all times. Those that tend to use that knowledge to prey on unarmed and unprotected people would do so with no fear of retaliation from their potential victim. This measure is not in the best interest of the general public.

    • http://- peter crawford

      u are soooo right wil…the people need to see what happened in N.O. during KATRINA u did not see it on regular news channels because they wont tell u but the police and national guard went around and took the honest peoples guns…and the outlaws moved in and robbed raped and killed people at will…police watched them rob people and rode on by they probably helped them…most of the people didnt get their guns back ..the ones that did had to get a lawer to get theirs back???

  • Paul Petty

    Are you nuts? Your officers have no need to fear law abiding gun owners, unless you try to take their guns.

  • john

    I don’t believe anyone has “constitutional authority” Everyone has rights guaranteed by the Constitution She is a natural blonde. I guess she thinks after a disaster, police will have good communications, available officers and all the roads cleared so the officers can get to an emergency call. In the mean time, property owners should stand by and let the looters, thieves and anyone else take what they want.

    • Average Joe

      john,

      “Everyone has rights guaranteed by the Constitution”

      Absolutely…false!
      The Constitution, garantees you nothing at all! The Constitution is basically a contract between the elcted government and it’s citizen masters, which tell the GOVERNMENT…what it can and cannot do…it does not tell the people what it can and cannot do…only the government….this is why you cannot demant your “Constitutional Rights” in a courtroom…you have none. We… are not a Party to the contract (notice that we didn’t sign it?).
      Your “rights” are granted to you by your creator…by virtue of birth…as stated in the Declaration of Independence;
      “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

      So, the Constitution regulates government actions, it does not grant rights. Rights are granted by (insert your perferred Diety) and therefore cannot be taken away by government.

      This is not meant to be critical…simply informative and educational. Too many people don’t understand the document and unfortunately, misinformation only breeds more misinformation.Please take the time to re-read the Constitution and you will realize what I am saying is true.

      AJ

      • Vicki

        Average Joe says:
        “john,

        “Everyone has rights guaranteed by the Constitution”

        Absolutely…false!
        The Constitution, garantees you nothing at all!”

        Ease up there AJ. He actually said guaranteed by not granted by. Your explanation even follows the definitions of guarantee.

        ” 3: an assurance for the fulfillment of a condition: as
        a : an agreement by which one person undertakes to secure another in the possession or enjoyment of something ”
        http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guarantee

        So as you said God gave (granted) us the right to keep and bear arms. The Constitution is the contract between We The People and Government. One of the specific duties of the government is to undertake and secure our right to keep (posses) and bear arms. The 2nd simply and VERY specifically forbids the government from infringing on this right.

      • Jerry Morris

        AJ,

        The 2nd Amendment DOES “gaurantee” the protection of our “right to keep and bear Arms”.

        The 2nd Amendment, being PART OF the US Constitution, is the “supreme Law of the Land”.

        Article VI, paragraph 2 states:

        “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be in Pursuance thereof;……shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges of every State shall be bound thereby,…… Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.”

        Note: I only quoted the pertinant portions of the clause, leaving out the part about treaties.

      • Average Joe

        I stand by my statement. The Constitution guarantees and grants nothing.
        If, as you assert, that the Constituion guarnatees a right, explain to me what happens when all three branches of the Government act in collusion to ignore the Constitution? (wow, that sounds vaugely familiar)What good is your Guarantee at that point? It is worthless. The only thing that keeps the government from eliminating our rights completely…our possession of firearms.
        Guarantees are as worthless as the paper wriiten on and without effect….unless we the people have some way to enforce them. Our Arms…are our guarantee…not the piece of paper…it cannot guarantee nor can it defend your rights…you must defend it….

        To paraphrase: Ask not what your Constitution can do for you…ask rather, What can I do for your Constitution?

        AJ

      • Vicki

        Your point is well taken. You could have simply said that without arms as mentioned in the 2nd Amendment the entire document is just a piece of parchment.

      • BR549

        AJ wrote: “Rights are granted by (insert your perferred Diety) and therefore cannot be taken away by government.”

        That was the whole point of shifting the venue for the issuance of our God given rights off this planet and onto a plane of existence untainted by the destructive egos of man. That way, the population would recognize that no man and no government had power over them. It was hoped that the population would then become better educated in order to understand what they were now having to defend. Thomas Jefferson was really big on the education thing, which is exactly what the globalists have been trying to destroy for the last 100 years. And look how successful they’ve been …… we have liberals.

  • Average Joe

    Sounds to me like Guntersville needs a new mayor and city council,,,and they need it quick…. Tar, feathers and being run out of town on a rail comes to mind….( after a thorough flogging, of course).

    AJ

    • http://gravatar.com/brotherpatriot BrotherPatriot

      Agreed, Average Joe…

      “shall not be infringed upon.” … What part of this do they not understand?

      God Bless & absolutely DO NOT allow them to take your defense weapons for ANY reason. If we let them pull the militia’s/average american’s “teeth”…then shame on us.

      Does the government (which ever country) have it’s citizens best interest at heart or do they do things that are not in our best interest?

      The best evidence that I have is the USS Liberty incident where we have a sitting President (LBJ) of America advocating the deaths of American sailors. Multiple people heard him & those he ordered to say, “I don’t want to embarrass our allies. I want that ship sunk to the bottom!” (Or close to those words…watch the following video & judge for yourself. It’s about a hour long & worth every second if your a Patriot & especially if you didn’t know about it…!!!)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDif6iJQ6Zs

      God Bless.

  • Starshine

    Unbelievable! How do these people get elected?

  • Terry Bateman

    A better ordinance for public safety during a calamity emergency when police protection
    vanishes is to empower citizens to shoot looters on sight.

  • http://thisone helen

    if there was something bad going on… thats when I plan on keeping my gun ready to defend my children and family and my home…. you will not take my guns!!!!

  • Uscitizen

    I can’t wait ’til the next Town Hall Meeting! Try saying this in front of a group of people that are already sick of politicians over reaching their elected authority. Leave the bad decisions to the pros in DC!!! You’re a mayor of a fishing and rural community, keep your damn hands off our constitutional rights!!!

  • BR549

    This gives a whole new meaning to dumb, ditsy, and blonde.

  • Brad

    FIRE HER the first chance you get & HIRE (Elect) someone that serves the people!!!

  • Brad

    Mayors can be recalled & often are!! It may very well be a time for a no-confidence vote!!

  • jim

    Of all the stupid, idiotic ignorant dimwits!!! Yeah, lets take their guns away at a time when they need them the most!!!…….stupid, idiotic ignorant dimwit……..!!!!!!!!!!

    • BR549

      As one bumper sticker has stated, “When it’s time to bury your guns, it’s also time to dig them up.”

  • jmp

    So stupid! And she was elected Mayor…….taking away a citizens right to protect themselves in the worst of times — hmmmm, and that is supposed to make an ordinary citizen safer– not sure on what planet. I would say that this Mayor is lacking in commonsense in fact sounds like a “lacky” looking for favor…..

    • Greg

      it really like nazi germany exactly like it really, first they did the propaganda crap
      then they disarmed the citizens
      smart ones hid there weapons but not many

  • Hoser

    Another empty kitchen. Sad really.

  • s c

    How anal. Just what we need – another loosely-wrapped utopian. Let me guess. This loser has plans for going to Washington.
    Someone should tell her that the South will never rise again if this is the best it can do. She belongs in San Francisco or Tehran.

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