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Congressman Jindal Introduces the “Disaster <br> Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006”

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Fairfax, VA – Congressman Bobby Jindal of the First District of Louisiana introduced HR 5013, the “Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006”, a National Rifle Association (NRA) supported bill amending federal emergency statute laws to stop local authorities from confiscating lawfully owned firearms during times of disaster.

 Congressman Jindal stated, “The Second Amendment is a cornerstone of our country's freedom and independence.  Particularly during emergencies like those surrounding Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, when incidences of looting, violence and lawlessness were broadcast around the country, we must ensure that law-abiding gun owners are not deprived of their constitutionally protected right to bear arms.  I am proud to offer this legislation to protect law-abiding citizens' Constitutional right to bear arms and to defend their lives, families and property against lawless criminals.”

NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris W. Cox said, “Hurricane Katrina taught us that lawful citizens need the Second Amendment most during disaster and crisis. New Orleans residents legally armed themselves to protect their lives and property from civil disorder.”

33 states have "emergency powers" laws that give the government permission to suspend or limit gun sales, and to prohibit or restrict citizens from transporting or carrying firearms.  In some states, authorities are authorized to seize guns outright from citizens who have committed no crime – and who would then be defenseless against disorder.

Cox added, “This bill to amend the federal disaster laws is vital for the future of America.  Legislative bodies can, and should, act to protect the self-defense rights of citizens at the times when those rights are most important.”

 “We would like to thank Rep. Jindal for introducing this bill, and we look forward to when the government will never have the power to confiscate firearms from peaceable and law-abiding citizens,” he concluded.

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