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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

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, ...

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 ...

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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.