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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, August 24, 2006

Chris W. Cox's Political Report: “Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act”

One of the most pressing issues of our time--prohibiting the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during times of ...

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Chris W. Cox's Political Report: “Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act”

One of the most pressing issues of our time--prohibiting the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during times of ...

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

What Disaster Will Be The Next Excuse?

The National Rifle Association has implemented a two-part initiative that may be the most important in its 135-year ...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Statement from Chris W. Cox on NRA's Lawsuit Against the City of New Orleans

Today, in a landmark victory for NRA and law-abiding gun owners, Judge Carl J. Barbier of the U.S.

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

S. 2599/H.R. 5013: Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the citizens of New Orleans lost their right to defend themselves from ...

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Standing Guard--August 2006

For the ultimate definition of the term “illegal gun,” look no further than the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina ...

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

House Passes NRA-Backed “Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act”

The National Rifle Association (NRA) and law-abiding gun owners won another major victory today when the U.S. House ...

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The NOT Sweet 16

On July 13, 2006, 55 Republicans, joined by 28 Democrats and 1 Independent voted to pass Sen. David ...

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

U.S. Senate Votes to Protect Second Amendment Rights During Emergencies

Fairfax, VA – Senator David Vitter’s amendment to prohibit the use of funds appropriated under the Homeland Security ...

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Thursday, December 1, 2005

Chris W. Cox's Political Report: Emergency Powers

In all 50 states and in the U.S. Congress, we are pushing legislation to amend existing emergency-powers statutes ...

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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.