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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.

Issue Articles

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Florida Emergency Alert! Carrying a Firearm During Emergency Evacuation

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 27, 2014, HB-209 by Representative Heather Fitzenhagen (R-Ft. Myers) will be heard in the House Judiciary ...

Monday, March 24, 2014

URGENT ALERT! ACT NOW -- Guns During Mandatory Evacuation Bill

SB-296 Guns During Mandatory Evacuation  by Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) is scheduled to be heard in the ...

Friday, March 21, 2014

Georgia: Historic Victory for the Second Amendment

Shortly before midnight last night, within the last hour before adjournment of the 2014 legislative session, House Bill ...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Georgia: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Reform Passes State Senate, Sent to House for Concurrence

Thanks to your active help and involvement, the Georgia Senate passed House Bill 60 with an additional amendment ...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Georgia: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Reform Bill Needs Your Active Help Today

Your immediate help is needed to ensure that the most comprehensive pro-gun reform bill in recent state history ...

Friday, March 7, 2014

Florida Report on Legislative Committee Action Mon. 3/3/14 -- Thurs. 3/6/14

Thank you for your help this week.  Not only was it the first week of the Legislative Session, ...

Friday, February 28, 2014

Florida Alert! TWO (2) Pro-Gun Bills Up in Committee on Monday 3/3/14

THE FIRST BILL: Senate Bill 296 by Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) is scheduled for its 1st hearing ...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Florida Report on Committee Action Held on Tuesday 2/11 and Wednesday 2/12

Thank you for your help this week.  Senate Bill 448  by Senator Greg Evers was heard by the ...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Nebraska: Critical Emergency Powers Legislation Prioritized for 2014 Session

An amended version of Legislative Bill 390, introduced by state Senator Mark Christensen (44), has advanced from committee ...

Friday, February 7, 2014

Georgia: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Legislation Passes in House Committee Yesterday, Pro-Hunting Bill to be Considered by Senate Committee Next Week

Yesterday, House Bill 875 passed in the state House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee by a voice ...

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