Well, scratch the word Dems if you like.
Bush signed a bill into law prevention any further such confiscations.
I suppose it is too much to have expected that the Mayor of New Orleans and the administrators of affected parishes, the State Police and National Guard to have reached the conclusion NOT to do this on their own.
So, Bush is for a broad interpretation of the Second Amendment in this case. Since it was he who signed the law against Confiscations, I thiiiink it's safe to assume he didn't ok the operation.
The NRA is ALWAYS for an interpretation of the Amendment which contrues it broadly,ie: to protect the individual.
Court cases have lately construed it narrowly.
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