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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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Louisiana: Package of Pro-Gun Bills Heads to the Governor’s Desk

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Louisiana: Package of Pro-Gun Bills Heads to the Governor’s Desk

Four pro-gun bills have been passed by the Louisiana Legislature and will now be sent to the desk ...

Louisiana: Senate Committee Passes Multiple Pro-Gun Bills

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Louisiana: Senate Committee Passes Multiple Pro-Gun Bills

Today, the Senate Judiciary C Committee passed four pro-gun bills, which will now head to the full Senate for ...

Louisiana: Pro-Gun Bills Scheduled for Senate Committee Hearing on Thursday

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Louisiana: Pro-Gun Bills Scheduled for Senate Committee Hearing on Thursday

Four pro-gun measures have been assigned to the Senate Judiciary C Committee and are scheduled to be considered ...

Louisiana: Anti-Gun, Left Wing Media Calls 2A Protections "Extremism" and "Ridiculous"

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Louisiana: Anti-Gun, Left Wing Media Calls 2A Protections "Extremism" and "Ridiculous"

The liberal, left wing media in Louisiana is calling basic 2A protections "extremism" and "ridiculous." Last week, a House committee ...

Louisiana: Pro-Gun Bills Pass House Committee!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Louisiana: Pro-Gun Bills Pass House Committee!

Yesterday, four pro-gun measures were passed out of the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee. 

Shocking News as Governor of Virgin Islands Orders National Guard to Seize Americans’ Firearms

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Shocking News as Governor of Virgin Islands Orders National Guard to Seize Americans’ Firearms

Certainly, the rest of America’s thoughts and prayers are with the USVI as Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 ...

NRA Condemns U.S. Virgin Island Firearm Confiscation Plan

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

NRA Condemns U.S. Virgin Island Firearm Confiscation Plan

NRA Prepared to Engage Legal System to Halt Unconstitutional Order  

Iowa: Governor Branstad Expands the Second Amendment Rights of Gun Owners Across Iowa

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Iowa: Governor Branstad Expands the Second Amendment Rights of Gun Owners Across Iowa

Today, April 13, Governor Terry Branstad greatly enhanced the Second Amendment rights of gun owners across Iowa by signing ...

Iowa Action Needed: Contact Governor Branstad and Urge Him to Sign HF 517!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Iowa Action Needed: Contact Governor Branstad and Urge Him to Sign HF 517!

Yesterday was a huge victory for Iowa gun owners as the House of Representatives concurred on the amended ...

Iowa: Omnibus Pro-Gun Bill Passes House Concurrence

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Iowa: Omnibus Pro-Gun Bill Passes House Concurrence

Today, House File 517, the omnibus bill which would make many pro-gun reforms for Iowa gun owners, passed its concurrence vote in ...

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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.