“As far as them riding around with an assault rifle, it will not be tolerated,” he said. “Somebody with an assault weapon is no different from a criminal and will be treated the same way.” — Sheriff Nat Williams
Say that again?
In the first place, a true assault weapon, by definition, is fully automatic. That requires a Class III tax stamp for normal citizens so it’s doubtful anyone is actually riding around with an assault weapon – except maybe the criminals themselves.
Now, to be fair, it appears that there has been a string of burglaries in the 6th Ward of the parish. Some residents have started patrols looking out for crime through a newly formed group, Community Watch. Sheriff Nat Williams seems to trying to prevent vigilante justice.
“Anybody want to ride around their own community, that’s fine, call us,” Williams said. “But any assault weapons, they’re going to jail.”
Apparently, Mr. Intelligent LEO is just mixing up terms for convenience. If he catches someone with an illegal assault weapon and no Class III license, then sure – arrest ‘em.
If he is referring to a semi-automatic rifle such as an AR-15, then apparently he forgot that thing is sworn to uphold – the law. In Louisiana THE LAW allows me to carry an AR-15 in my vehicle or even open carry around town if I like.
Maybe I need to travel through there on my way to the state YHEC practice next weekend – with my loaded AR-15 which is not an assault weapon.
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