In the course of doing research for our book ("The Great New Orleans Gun
Grab") Todd Masson (my co-author) and I kept running across stories and
evidence that New Orleans traffic cops were taking guns from motorists
during routine traffic stops. The ploy used is to ask a motorist if he
has a gun in the car, then ask to see it. Upon issuing the traffic
citation, the cop asks the motorist if he has a receipt for the gun. Of
course, no one has one, so the cop informs the motorist when he/she
comes up with a receipt proving ownership, he/she can retrieve the gun
at such-and-such a district.
After something like that, the gun certainly could be described as "stolen".
This entry was published Thu Oct 09 02:16:21 CDT 2008 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2008-10-09 02:16:21.0.