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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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Florida Urgent!  Emergency Evacuation Bill on Senate Floor Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Florida Urgent! Emergency Evacuation Bill on Senate Floor Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SB-290, Firearms/Emergency Evacuation by Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) is scheduled to be heard on the Senate Floor ...

Minnesota: Pro-Gun Legislation Moving Forward in House

Friday, March 13, 2015

Minnesota: Pro-Gun Legislation Moving Forward in House

Yesterday, multiple pro-gun bills passed favorably out of their respective committees.  Thank you for your continued support forthese ...

Minnesota:  Pro-Gun House Bills to Receive Committee Hearings This Week

Monday, March 9, 2015

Minnesota: Pro-Gun House Bills to Receive Committee Hearings This Week

Thanks to your support, on Thursday, March 12, at 10:15 a.m. in State Office Building Room 10, the ...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Georgia: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Law Takes Effect Today

House Bill 60, the most comprehensive pro-gun legislation in state history, goes into effect today, July 1. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Florida Report: Some keep asking about the anti-gun activities of the Florida Sheriffs Association

Members keep asking what is going on with the Florida Sheriffs Association and why the organization has become ...

Friday, May 9, 2014

Florida Alert: Who else does the Florida Sheriffs Association want to control?

It seems like the Florida Sheriffs Association wants to control you, me, our guns and the media.  What ...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Florida Alert! A Cut Dog Barks

Former Governor Lawton Chiles was fond of using the old southern saying, "a cut dog barks," when people ...

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Florida Report: Latvala, sheriffs take out Brandes' NRA-backed gun bill

Thursday, 5/1/14, the Florida Sheriffs Association killed SB-296/HB-209 -- the bill to allow citizens to carry their firearms with ...

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Florida Alert! Video of Florida Sheriffs Association Opposition to Right to Bear Arms

Below is a link to a youtube video of some of the Testimony before the Florida House Judiciary ...

Friday, March 28, 2014

Florida Report on Legislative Committee Action for Monday 3/24/14 through Thursday 3/27/14

The fourth week of the Legislative Session was also productive.  However, on Thursday (3/27/14) the Florida Sheriffs Association, ...

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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.