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Were you fool enough to ride out Katrina over by your mama’s house? After the storm, did the Boys in Blue putter by in a tricked-out swamp cruiser and declare that they would be better stewards of your Cadillac, your plasma TV, and your Remington 12-gauge? Well, Xmas has come early, kiddo: thanks to a new program overseen by the people who violated your Second Amendment rights in the first place, now you can get the 12-gauge back!

To retrieve your confiscated weapon, just read and follow the list of procedures below. Please note, however, that there’s no guarantee the NOPD has your firearm. (Sometimes they lose things. Nobody’s perfect!) But don’t let that stop you from saying a couple of quick novena’s to St. Jude and dropping by the Evidence Room. With a little luck and a little “palm grease”, you’ll be shooting yourself in the leg in no time!


Hurricane Katrina Firearms

City will return lawfully possessed firearms that came into possession of the New Orleans Police Department during the Hurricane Katrina period, August 29, 2005, to December 31, 2005.

What:

Those who may have had a firearm turned into the New Orleans Police during the Hurricane Katrina and aftermath period, August 29 to December 31, 2005, may apply for its return.

Who:

New Orleans Police Department

When:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Office hours, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:

1116 Magnolia Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

How:

Complete this Firearm Release Form and submit in person to the New Orleans Police Department.

Firearm Release Form Directions/FAQ

  • This form only applies to firearms that came into the custody of the New Orleans Department during the period of Hurricane Katrina from August 29, 2005 to December 31, 2005.

  • There is no guarantee that we have your firearm!

  • IT ONLY APPLIES TO FIREARMS THAT WERE LAWFULLY POSSESSED.

  • IF IT CAME INTO CUSTODY AS THE RESULT OF AN ARREST OR MUNICIPAL CITATION, OR IF IT IS EVIDENCE, THE FIREARM REQUIRES A COURT ORDER BEFORE IT MAY BE RELEASED.

  • The form must be submitted with all fields completed in order to identify the proper firearm.

  • IF UNKNOWN OR NOT APPLICABLE, LEAVE THE FIELD BLANK.

  • The Form should be submitted in person to the New Orleans Police Department.

  • The Claimant is the firearm owner and the person who fills out the form.

  • Once NOPD receives the completed form which sets forth the specific identifying characteristics, a search for the firearm will be conducted.

  • If the search is successful, the Claimant will be asked to personally examine and verify ownership.

  • Only the Claimant may come in and inspect the firearm.

  • Proper identification, such as a driver’s license or state ID, will be required at the inspection.

  • The Claimant’s name will be run through a background check to determine if the Claimant is legally able to possess a firearm.

  • If it is determined that a particular firearm is in fact Claimant’s, the Claimant will be required to sign the Affidavit part at the bottom of the form at the Evidence Room.

  • The Claimant will also be required to complete a Release and Hold Harmless Agreement, agreeing to indemnify the City should a dispute arise as to the ownership of a firearm returned under these procedures.

  • This Release and Hold Harmless form must be signed in front of a Notary Public.

  • Once this release is returned by the Claimant to the Evidence Room, the firearm will be released to the Claimant.

  • Children should not be brought to the Evidence Room.

If there are any questions, please contact Sgt Robert Blanchard at (504) 658-5550

Note: This is only for lawfully possessed firearms for the applicable period, and does not apply to any firearm that is being held as evidence in a case or investigation.

–via the always unintentionally entertaining CityOfNO.com.

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