By: Ryan Matthew Dernick
As States like Louisiana and Illinois deal with increasing gun violence the 2nd Amendment may no longer be a moot issue up on Capitol Hill. According to Louisiana State official Austin Badon on CNN ” The Local Police need help.” ” We have a select few people who are going out there and committing heinous crimes in broad day light and killing people. Killing babies its intolerable. We must do something about it.”
This is in response to the shooting and subsequent death of two year old baby girl Keira Holmes this Tuesday in New Orleans.
However Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans paints a different picture he says ” We have a great working relationship with the National Guard and they are engaged on a daily basis in the crime fighting work we are doing in New Orleans.”
WAFB News 9 out New Orleans reported “Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of the 2-year-old New Orleans girl. Community tips led to the arrests of 21-year-old Tyrone Knockum and 24-year-old Terrious Owney. New Orleans Police believe Knockum was one of two shooters involved.2-year-old Keira Holmes was killed this weekend, just days before her birthday. A 19-year-old man was critically injured in the shooting.A third man, Narkee Hunter, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the killing.”
Austin Badon goes on to say ” I have called upon the Governor to bring in the National Guard. After the storms of 2005 people were a lot more comfortable by seeing the National Guard on the streets and it made the morale higher.” “We are at war when you are at war you have to bring in soldiers.”
Whatever the political fallout may be from this, it does not bode well for those who have guns or just revere their constitutional right to bare arms