The NRA holds steadfast to the principle that the government had no authority to disarm the citizens of New Orleans in the wake of hurricane Katrina. In a situation where there was effectively no law enforcement, possession of a weapon would likely have been the only means available for defense of self and property.
The city denies the allegations, saying police took only stolen or abandoned guns.
The NRA seeks a delay in the trial to give them more time to find actual victims of the seizures.
From Yahoo (via AP):