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Commemorating Katrina’s Second Anniversary - And Vowing Never To Forget

Friday, August 31, 2007

As we commemorate the second anniversary of the devastating hurricane that ravished the New Orleans-area, let us remember all of its victims, including the Second Amendment.  With local law enforcement officials engaged in a concerted effort to confiscate the lawfully owned arms of New Orleans’ residents after the storm, those who claimed “it could never happen here” learned that the U.S. is not immune to illegal gun confiscations.  If you’ve forgotten how the Second Amendment was trampled upon following Hurricane Katrina, or if you have friends or family members who still naively believe “it can’t happen here,” please see NRA’s compelling video on the subject by clicking here.

While NRA has had great success in passing federal and state statutes prohibiting this kind of constitutional travesty in the future, we must remember that not all of the guns confiscated two years ago have been returned to their rightful owners—a situation that NRA remains committed to rectifying.   

If you’ve forgotten how the Second Amendment was trampled upon following Hurricane Katrina, or if you have friends or family members who still naively believe “it can’t happen here,” please see NRA’s compelling video on the subject by clicking here.

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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.