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Join Sen. David Vitter, Rep. Bobby Jindal, NRA EVP Wayne LaPierre,and NRA-ILA Exec. Dir. Chris W. Cox in Louisiana to Discuss Landmark Legislation

Thursday, March 29, 2007

On Wednesday, April 4, 2007, please join NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox, Representative Bobby Jindal (LA-1) and U.S. Senator David Vitter (LA) for a series of press conferences around the state to discuss the passage of landmark legislation protecting our Second Amendment rights.

Almost two years ago, the nation watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina devastated large parts of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast.  Many residents of the "Sportsman's Paradise" fell victim to Katrina's intense winds and powerful storm surges.  Unfortunately, countless Louisiana residents were victimized a second time as New Orleans authorities began confiscating firearms from law-abiding residents.  At a time when 9-1-1 was non-existent and law enforcement was stressed with search and rescue missions, law-abiding citizens of New Orleans were left to the mercy of roving looters, robbers and thugs. This breakdown of civil order demonstrated the importance of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms and became a proving ground for what American gun owners have long feared: the day government bureaucrats would use a state of emergency to trample on the Second Amendment.

Vowing that such a travesty would never occur again, NRA made passage of legislation to prohibit federal, state and local authorities from confiscating lawfully owned firearms during declared states of emergency our top national priority.  Last year, Louisiana Congressman Bobby Jindal, horrified by what he had seen in the wake of Katrina, introduced the "Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act" H.R. 5013 in the U.S. House of Representatives.   H.R. 5013 overwhelmingly passed the House on July 25, 2006 with a broad bi-partisan margin of 322-99.  Senator David Vitter (R-La) introduced the Senate version of the bill, a version of which passed the U.S. Senate by 84-16, the largest margin of victory for a NRA-backed measure. 

On October 4, 2006, President Bush signed this legislation into law.  This law now ensures that state and local governments can't disarm law-abiding gun owners during a declared state of emergency. We promised to do everything necessary to ensure that anti-gun politicians would never again declare the Second Amendment null and void and working with Second Amendment champions like Representative Bobby Jindal and Senator David Vitter, we were able to deliver on that promise.    

Please join NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox, Congressman Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and Senator David Vitter as they discuss this historic legislation.  They will be at the following locations:

Wednesday, April 4, 2007
All times are CST.
 
8:00 a.m.
Alexandria/Pineville event
Security Sporting Goods
2220 Memorial Drive
Alexandria, LA
 
10:30 a.m.
Monroe/Bastrop Event
Simmon's Sporting Goods
918 Washington Street
Bastrop, LA
 
1:15 p.m.
Shreveport/Bossier City Event
Lorant's Sporting Goods
1220 Shreveport Barksdale
Shreveport, LA
 
4:00 p.m.
Lake Charles Event
Barney's Police and Hunting Supplies
1700 East Prion Lake, Suite 8
Lake Charles, LA

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