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City wants to disarm citizens during disaster

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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - A proposed disaster emergency ordinance in Guntersville is causing controversy.

The city council and mayor are considering a new ordinance that gives the city more power.

Mayor Leigh Dollar says it would ensure a quick response in the event of a major disaster, like the April 27, 2011, tornadoes.

But it would also give police officers more power.

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.

Paul Landry opposes the proposed ordinance. He's a music teacher at the Guntersville Music Academy.

"Well, it seems like an infringement on the 2nd Amendment and that's the biggest problem I have with it," Landry said.

The Mayor says Guntersville needs the new law.

Dollar wants to model after the city of Tuscaloosa where it's already on the books.

The proposed ordinance will be on the March 4th agenda at the next Guntersville City Council meeting.


by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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by Bronze Member on Mar. 1, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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by Milami on Mar. 1, 2013 at 2:39 PM
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Quoting romalove:

Saying you aren't infringing on someone's Constitutional rights while you desire to infringe on their Constitutional rights doesn't mean you are not infringing.

In other words, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain....


by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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More stupidity.  This never turns out well.  Are people seriously looking for civil war over gun ownership that is a Constitutional right?????????

If this continues, they may get it.  Some of the only things selling well in this country at the moment are ammo and firearms.  The economy sucks and they look to infringe on the rights that people hold dear. Danger, danger Will Robinson.  

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