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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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Montana: Emergency Powers Bill Will Soon be Sent to the Governor’s Desk

Friday, April 16, 2021

Montana: Emergency Powers Bill Will Soon be Sent to the Governor’s Desk

Yesterday, the Montana Senate passed Emergency Powers Legislation, House Bill 504, on third reading.

Montana: Two Emergency Powers Legislation Advance in Both Chambers

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Montana: Two Emergency Powers Legislation Advance in Both Chambers

Both the House and Senate are expected to consider Emergency Powers legislation, Senate Bill 370 and House Bill ...

Wyoming: Legislature Adjourns and Governor Signs Multiple Pro-Gun Bills into Law

Friday, April 9, 2021

Wyoming: Legislature Adjourns and Governor Signs Multiple Pro-Gun Bills into Law

Earlier this week, the Wyoming Legislature adjourned from a very successful 2021 Legislative Session, having sent multiple pro-gun ...

North Dakota: Emergency Powers Legislation Overwhelmingly Passed out of Legislature and Sent to Governor

Thursday, April 1, 2021

North Dakota: Emergency Powers Legislation Overwhelmingly Passed out of Legislature and Sent to Governor

On March 29, the North Dakota House passed Emergency Powers legislation, Senate Bill 2344, by a 92 to ...

Wyoming: Emergency Powers Legislation Heads to the Governor’s Desk

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Wyoming: Emergency Powers Legislation Heads to the Governor’s Desk

Today, the Wyoming House gave final approval to Emergency Powers Legislation, Senate File 155, by an overwhelming 57 ...

North Dakota: Emergency Powers Legislation Sent to the House Floor

Thursday, March 25, 2021

North Dakota: Emergency Powers Legislation Sent to the House Floor

Today, the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee unanimously passed Emergency Powers legislation, Senate Bill 2344, sending the ...

South Dakota: Governor Noem Signs Multiple Pro-Gun Bills into Law

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

South Dakota: Governor Noem Signs Multiple Pro-Gun Bills into Law

This past week and weekend, Governor Kristi Noem signed multiple pro-gun and self-defense bills into law.  

Wyoming: Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Self-Defense Expansion Legislation

Monday, March 22, 2021

Wyoming: Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Self-Defense Expansion Legislation

On Friday, the Wyoming Senate passed Senate File 67 by a 25 to 4 vote, sending the pro-gun ...

North Dakota: Thursday Committee Hearing Scheduled for Emergency Powers Legislation

Monday, March 22, 2021

North Dakota: Thursday Committee Hearing Scheduled for Emergency Powers Legislation

On Thursday, March 25, the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee is scheduled to consider Emergency Powers legislation, ...

Kansas: Emergency Powers Legislation Sent to the Governor’s Desk with Strong Bipartisan Support

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Kansas: Emergency Powers Legislation Sent to the Governor’s Desk with Strong Bipartisan Support

Yesterday, the Kansas Legislature gave final approval to Emergency Powers Legislation, Senate Bill 40. 

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