Earlier today, February 16, House Study Bill 18 was passed by a 14 to 5 vote in the House Public Safety Committee. Anti-gun legislators failed to weaken through amendments, this important Emergency Powers legislation, even though an attempt to remove the word “carrying” had been expected. This bill now moves to the floor for consideration, but has not been placed on the calendar at this time.
Sponsored by state Representative Clel Baudler (R-58), HSB 18 would prohibit any government agency from confiscating or regulating the lawful possession, carrying, transfer, transportation and defensive use of firearms or ammunition during a state of emergency, such as occurred in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in
Thank you to all those who contacted members of the House Public Safety Committee in support of this legislation. Please continue to check your e-mail and www.NRAILA.org for updates on this and other Second Amendment related legislation on the move in