USA Today reports that Ray Nagin, mayor of New Orleans during the Hurricane Katrina disaster, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for “fraud, bribery and related charges involving crimes that took place before and after Katrina devastated the city in August 2005.”
Nagin and his police mouthpiece P. Edwin Compass III, the superintendent of police, led the civilian disarmament campaign against law-abiding New Orleans residents after Katrina. From the New York Times:
Waters were receding across this flood-beaten city today as police officers began confiscating weapons, including legally registered firearms, from civilians in preparation for a mass forced evacuation of the residents still living here.
Notice the link between civilian disarmament and “forced evacuation”? Curiously, the United States did the exact same thing to Japanese Americans during World War II. American colonists made sure American Indians were disarmed in order to commit “forced evacuation” from traditional lands. Whites in both the North and South committed the exact same crime against blacks before and after the Civil War, using Black Codes to make it easier to force blacks to stay where they were, serving as sharecroppers to white landowners, or leave their land as white authorities saw fit.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, New Orleans is 60% black.
See a pattern here? The history of American gun control is the history of racist oppression. And criminals love it when their victims are disarmed.