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Emergency Powers Law

During the emergency conditions following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans’ police superintendent ordered the confiscation of privately owned firearms, saying “Only law enforcement will be able to have guns.”

While any individual may need firearms for protection at any time, it is during general emergencies that large numbers of people may face an acute need for firearms for that purpose. Today, most states, including Louisiana, have laws prohibiting the seizure or confiscation of lawfully-owned firearms and ammunition during a declared state of emergency.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Virginia: House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee Sends Four Pro-Gun Bills to the House Floor

Today, the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee passed four pro-gun bills, sending them to the House ...

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Georgia: Bill would expand gun friendly spaces

In addition to banishing many current restrictions, House Bill 981 would prevent police or the National Guard from ...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Virginia: House Subcommittee Passes Two Pro-Gun Bills, Full Committee Consideration Expected Tomorrow!

Today, the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee #1 took action on three bills of importance to ...

Friday, February 10, 2012

Colorado: Vital NRA-Backed Bills Pass in House Committee

Last night, after extensive testimony in support of NRA-drafted bills, House Bill 1048 and House Bill 1064 passed ...

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Colorado Republicans in the House look to beef up protection of gun rights

House Majority Amy Stephens doesn't know if the Rapture of 2012 is coming but she does know if ...

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Minnesota: NRA-Backed Omnibus Bill Sent Back to the Senate Finance Committee!

Last year, the NRA’s top legislative priority in Minnesota was not considered on the state Senate floor before ...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Virginia: House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee Passes Five Pro-Gun Bills!

On January 27, the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee passed five pro-gun bills: House Bill 20, ...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Virginia: House Subcommittee Passes Five Pro-Gun Bills!

Yesterday, the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee #1 worked through a slate of gun-related legislation and ...

Friday, January 13, 2012

Virginia: Pro-Gun Senate Bill Scheduled for Committee Hearing as More Legislation is Introduced!

At the start of every legislative session in Richmond, we can always expect to see a large number ...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Two Pro-Gun Bills Introduced in the Colorado Legislature

The 2012 legislative session of the Colorado General Assembly got off to a good start for gun owners. ...

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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.