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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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Wyoming: Pro-Gun Measures Advancing in the Legislature

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Wyoming: Pro-Gun Measures Advancing in the Legislature

Today, the Wyoming Senate passed Emergency Powers Legislation, Senate File 155, by an overwhelming 28 to 2 vote.  ...

Montana: Emergency Powers Legislation Referred to Senate Committee for Vote Next Week

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Montana: Emergency Powers Legislation Referred to Senate Committee for Vote Next Week

On Tuesday, March 16, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider Emergency Powers Legislation, House Bill 504.

South Dakota:  Two Pro-Gun Bills Head to the Governor’s Desk for Signature

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

South Dakota: Two Pro-Gun Bills Head to the Governor’s Desk for Signature

Today, the South Dakota House gave final approval to a pair of pro-gun measures, Senate Bill 100 and ...

Montana: House Approves Emergency Powers Legislation, Sending it to the Senate

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Montana: House Approves Emergency Powers Legislation, Sending it to the Senate

Today, the Montana House passed Emergency Powers Legislation, House Bill 504, by a 67 to 32 vote. 

South Dakota: Last Stop for Two Pro-Gun Measures

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

South Dakota: Last Stop for Two Pro-Gun Measures

Last night, the House State Affairs Committee approved pro-gun legislation, Senate Bill 100 and Senate Bill 111. 

Montana: House Committee Passes Emergency Powers Legislation

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Montana: House Committee Passes Emergency Powers Legislation

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee passed Emergency Powers Legislation, House Bill 504, by a 12 to 7 vote.

Emergency Powers Legislation Introduced and Scheduled for Committee Hearing Tomorrow

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Emergency Powers Legislation Introduced and Scheduled for Committee Hearing Tomorrow

Last Friday, important emergency powers legislation, House Bill 504, was introduced and referred to the House Judiciary Committee ...

North Dakota: Senate Passes Emergency Powers Legislation

Friday, February 19, 2021

North Dakota: Senate Passes Emergency Powers Legislation

Today, the North Dakota Senate passed Emergency Powers Legislation, Senate Bill 2344. 

South Dakota: Senate Strongly Passes Two Pro-Gun Bills and Sends them to the House

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

South Dakota: Senate Strongly Passes Two Pro-Gun Bills and Sends them to the House

Today, the Senate swiftly voted to send two pro-gun bills to the House.  Senate Bill 100 was passed by ...

North Dakota: Senate and House Judiciary Committee Pass Emergency Powers and No Duty to Retreat Legislation

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

North Dakota: Senate and House Judiciary Committee Pass Emergency Powers and No Duty to Retreat Legislation

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 2344, and yesterday the House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill ...

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