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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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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Colorado: Second Amendment Legislation to be Heard in Senate and House Committees

Despite the efforts of our members who called committee members and showed up in Denver to speak, Senate ...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Georgia: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Reform Legislation Introduced in state House

Yesterday, state Representative Rick Jasperse (R-11) introduced House Bill 875, the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation in recent ...

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Nebraska: 2014 Legislative Session Convened This Week

On Wednesday, the Nebraska Legislature convened its 2014 legislative session.  Your NRA-ILA will be monitoring and reporting on ...

Friday, March 29, 2013

North Dakota: State of Emergency Protection Bill Advances to Senate Floor, Pro-Hunting Legislation Signed into Law

Today, House Bill 1467, important “Emergency Powers” protection legislation was unanimously approved by the state Senate Government and Veteran Affairs ...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Arkansas: House approves bill to ban gun restrictions in emergencies

The House on Tuesday approved a bill that would remove the governor's authority to suspend or limit the ...

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

North Carolina: Emergency Powers Law Takes Effect this Monday

The new emergency powers statute, passed in the North Carolina General Assembly and signed into law by Governor ...

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Friday, April 27, 2012

NRA-Backed Bills Beat Legislative Deadline in Oklahoma

Yesterday, two NRA-supported bills advanced in the Oklahoma House, before the legislative crossover deadline.  Senate Bills 1760 and ...

Friday, April 27, 2012

NRA-Backed Bills Beat Legislative Deadline in Oklahoma

Yesterday, two NRA-supported bills advanced in the Oklahoma House, before the legislative crossover deadline.  Senate Bills 1760 and ...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Oklahoma Firearm Reform Bills Face Deadline Next Week

By next Thursday, April 26, all Senate bills must receive the approval of the Oklahoma House or they will ...

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Emergency Powers Legislation Signed into Law in Maine

On Thursday, April 12, Governor Paul LePage signed another pro-gun bill into law: Legislative Document 1859.  This legislation, ...

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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.