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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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Chris W. Cox's Political Report: Emergency Powers

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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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Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Chris W. Cox's Political Report: Surviving Katrina

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, when all else failed, only the Second Amendment withstood the immediate fury ...

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Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Chris W. Cox's Political Report: Surviving Katrina

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, when all else failed, only the Second Amendment withstood the immediate fury ...

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Turning Tragedy Into Travesty

The situation we're seeing in New Orleans represents a complete vindication of everything we've been saying in defense ...

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Standing Guard--Remember New Orleans

NRA is committed to ensuring that innocent Americans always have the means to defend themselves in their homes ...

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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.