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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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Thursday, October 18, 2007

California Emergency Powers Bill Signed Into Law

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Monday, October 15, 2007

State "Emergency Powers" vs. The Right to Arms

After Hurricane Katrina, many New Orleans residents legally armed themselves to protect their lives and property from civil ...


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Governor Jim Gibbons Signs NRA-Backed Emergency Powers Protection Act

Fairfax, VA – Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons today signed into law the National Rifle Association (NRA)-backed “Emergency Powers ...


Friday, April 13, 2007

Missouri Governor Matt Blunt Signs Emergency Powers Protection into Law at National Rifle Association Annual Meeting

Today, Governor Matt Blunt signed into law a fundamental protection against gun confiscation during declared states of emergencies. ...


Wednesday, April 4, 2007

NRA, Louisiana Congressional Leaders Embark on Statewide Tour Tout Importance of Preserving Second Amendment Rights in State of Emergency

Fairfax, VA – NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and Chief Lobbyist Chris W.


Monday, March 5, 2007

NRA Gets Reimbursed Court CostsFrom City Attorney in New Orleans

Today, attorneys for the National Rifle Association of America received a check from New Orleans City Attorney Joseph ...


Thursday, January 4, 2007

Governor Granholm Signs Michigan’s Emergency Powers Protection Act Into Law

Fairfax, VA - Today, Governor Jennifer Granholm signed into law a two-bill package, backed by the National Rifle ...


Thursday, December 14, 2006

Michigan Passes Emergency Powers Protection ActBill Now Heads to Governor’s Desk for Signature

Michigan’s State Legislature has passed a two-bill package backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) to create the ...


Monday, October 9, 2006

President Bush Signs NRA-backed “Disaster Recovery Personal Protection” Measure Into Law

Fairfax, VA- President George W. Bush signed into law the prohibition of confiscation of legal firearms from law-abiding ...


Saturday, September 30, 2006

Congress Passes NRA-backed“Disaster Recovery Personal ProtectionAct of 2006”

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