It's a discussion of likely government responses to the zombie outbreak, based solely on past experience with the government in disaster scenarios
Sorry, I realize what you were getting at now.
In my opinion, I really don't think that the government will confiscate all firearms, legal or not.
I believe that they (the government) would not take away the best means for people to defend themselves in the case that things start to get out of hand.
I think what would probably happen is initially they would just tell us to stay at home. They would try to take militaristic and police action against the initial outbreak and try to maintain the idea that they have everything in control. When things do get out of the government's hands (as they probably will as we have no idea exactly how the infection will occur, spread, and the total destruction it could cause) they will probably try to set up 'safe zones". Areas where everyone and their dog will flock too, and cause a hell of a lot of confusion because of the time it would take to screen everyone entering.
Besides, I'm a Canadian, the New Orleans thing doesn't really apply to me . Or...atleast I hope so....
In the event of an outbreak what I hope the government does is create many small "safe towns" or something of the like.
With 20 feet wide, 100 feet tall concrete walls. Made sort of like an old city-state where there is the protecting wall, the outer city with housing and other buildings, and then a fortified inner city with key buildings/fall back positions.
Make it with one HEAVILY GUARDED main gate with 2 smaller entries (person-sized) on either side. The 2 smaller entries would be screening areas for people returning after raids etc. Both the gate and entries would all be sort of air locked.
Then have towers just to the insides of the walls in which you can place spotters and maybe some machine gunners and snipers in the case of a mass zombie offensive. Also have one taller, main tower in the center with a view of the entire surrounding area (aka the command center).
The town would be big enough to house remaining military forces and any surviving civilians (Numbers anywhere from 100 to 1500. Still haven't thought about how many people it should hold.) It would have it's own agricultural center, water purification facility, and backup generators. Teach any able bodied person on how to survive and how to kill a zombie effectively.
All in all I believe if done EFFECTIVELY AND QUICKLY then the human race may yet be able to survive the zombie apocalypse.
Lol -- I just love writing long posts sometimes. xD