Second Amendment Rights Marching Forward in Louisiana!
Friday, June 16, 2006
Governor Kathleen Blanco (D) has signed into law HB 760 by Representative Steve Scalise (R-82) and Senator Joe McPherson (D-39), the NRA-supported measure which prevents local governments from confiscating firearms from law-abiding citizens during a future state of emergency or natural disaster. HB 760 took effect upon her signature.
Also, on Thursday, the Senate gave final approval to HB 1097 by Representative Eric LaFleur (D-38), NRA-backed legislation granting civil immunity to crime victims who lawfully use force or deadly force to protect themselves against a violent attack. That bill now moves to Governor Blanco's desk for her expected signature. HB 1097 was the companion bill to HB 89 (also by Representative LaFleur), the NRA-supported “Castle Doctrine” bill which created presumptions in law for the use of force against intruders in your home, car or place of business and explicitly states in law that you have no “duty to retreat” from criminal attack if you are in a place where you have a legal right to be.
As we reported last week, HB 89 has already been signed by the Governor and takes effect on August 15.Congratulations, Louisiana!
Yesterday, House Bill 1092, to expand Illinois’ program of suspending Second Amendment rights without due process, was resurrected after it previously had been re-referred to the House Rules Committee.
The Texas House has sent House Bill 1927, constitutional carry legislation sponsored by Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler), to a conference committee to work out the differences between the House- and Senate-passed versions of the bill.
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.