Saturday, December 1, 2012

Louisiana Sheriff's Chief Deputy says gun ownership a privilege ran a news piece about car burglaries and thefts. When they contacted the Jefferson Parish  Sheriff's Office, this was the quote from the Chief Only One.

"Owning a gun [...] is a privilege" - Chief Deputy Tom Gorman of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. 

This is just weeks after a majority of Louisiana Voters overwhelmingly approved a Constitutional amendment that says any gun control law must meet "Strict Scrutiny" and removed language from the State Constitution that gave authority to the legislators to make laws against concealed carrying of firearms.

 Apparently, Chief Deputy Tom Gorman is one of those elitists "only ones". Don't get me wrong, I am by no means a cop basher or cop hater, I am, however, a civil rights advocate and a 2A activist. After reading the above linked article, I had to send an email to Sheriff Newell Normand, who can be emailed at or called at 504-363-5500.

My email to the Sheriff was:

I recently read an article that quoted Chief Deputy Tom Gorman as saying "Owning a gun and having a car is a privilege". Is it the position of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office that the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the state of Louisiana doesn't apply in Jefferson Parish? Also, can you provide the statute that makes owning property, specifically a motor vehicle, in the State of Louisiana, subject to the State's permission?I look forward to your reply.
Best regards,
Bill Baldwin.

Sheriff Newell has taken Chief Deputy Gorman to task before, for breaking the law and getting his friend's step-son out of jail for a four hour break, and apparently, Chief Gorman is not the only problem the Sheriff has had to face.

A local Fox affiliate reported  that a few JPSO deputies got out of line, and out of their jurisdiction and beat and tased a couple of brothers. The result? Three deputies retire, they should have been fired and put in jail. Does the Sheriff let all of his deputies off with a stern talking to and finger wag, nope, sometimes they get arrested, too.

Personally, I think Chief Deputy Tom Gorman should be fired. He took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Laws of the State of Louisiana, apparently, after 40 years of "service" he doesn't know the laws of the State of Louisiana and isn't familiar with the Constitution of the United States either.I also think that any public servant, if convicted of a crime, should face the maximum penalty without the benefit of parole or probation.

Keep an eye on this space, I'll update it with any response from the Sheriff, what do you think?

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