gun control as an act of god

So when is the right to have a gun a sacrament of the radical Right, if it's not during an emergency, when there is no civil order, and when life and private property must be defended?

Sean Bonner asked the question last night and the AP answered with this report today:

Police and soldiers also seized numerous guns for fear of confrontations with jittery residents who have armed themselves against looters.

"No one will be able to be armed. We are going to take all the weapons," Riley said.

On Thursday, in the city's well-to-do Lower Garden District, a neighborhood with many antebellum mansions, members of the Oklahoma National Guard seized weapons from the inhabitants of one home. Those who were armed were handcuffed and briefly detained before being let go.

"Walking up and down these streets, you don't want to think about the stuff that you're going to have to do, if somebody's pops out around a corner," said one of the Guardsmen, Chris Montgomery. [has he ever been to a city?]

But this story isn't about the Garden District; this story is about the poorest of the poor isolated in their homes, trying to hold onto their world and to New Orleans. They are the ones being handcuffed, their homes searched, and their guns confiscated, weapons which many might have acquired only in the desperation of the last week.

Gun control for the poor and the dark - an act of god.

Appeals to the Second Amendment have always been a political device, and now racism and class fear trumps all.

The NRA website is silent on this story.

This doesn't look good.