I’m not sure what to make of this other than it’s an obvious overreach by authorities. Guntersville, Alabama Mayor Leigh Dollar wants to give police officers the right to disarm individuals during a crisis, like a major storm or flood, for safety reasons. Umm, okay.
From Freedom Outpost:
Guntersville, Alabama Mayor Leigh Dollar is working with city officials to pass an ordinance that would give authority to police to “disarm individuals” during a disaster.
According to the new ordinance officers could disarm individuals, if necessary during disasters. Dollar says it grants authority to police officers 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.
Look, simply saying that it’s not your intention to infringe upon my rights means nothing if you do, indeed, infringe upon them. And what is the real reason for this? Has there been an epidemic of disgruntled citizens without electricity shooting the utility workers who are trying to help? And isn’t it already a crime in Alabama to provoke and threaten someone with a gun? And of all times to need a weapon for safety, wouldn’t it most likely be during a crisis, where crimes like looting are rampant? Seriously, I don’t understand her rationale, unless, of course, she’s not being truthful about her motives.