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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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Friday, January 22, 2016

Iowa House panel OKs bill over gun rights in emergency

State officials would lose their legal authority to restrict gun owners' lawful use of weapons during emergencies under ...

Minnesota: Pro-Gun Legislation continues to Move Forward!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Minnesota: Pro-Gun Legislation continues to Move Forward!

On Tuesday, April 28, House File 849 passed the Minnesota House of Representatives by an overwhelming 115-19 vote with ...

Minnesota: Anti-Gun Legislators Attempting to Amend Pro-Gun Legislation

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Minnesota: Anti-Gun Legislators Attempting to Amend Pro-Gun Legislation

Tomorrow, the following critical pro-gun bills will be heard on the House floor.  Your NRA-ILA has recently discovered ...

Minnesota: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Receiving Action in the House This Week

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Minnesota: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Receiving Action in the House This Week

Today, the Minnesota House Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee amended House File 849, an ...

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 ...

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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.