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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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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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Monday, April 9, 2012

Oklahoma: Bill protects rights during emergencies

Members of the House Public Safety Committee have passed a Senate bill that they say would increase legal ...

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Oklahoma Firearms Reform Bills Continue to Advance

After passing their chamber of origin, three NRA-backed bills continue to garner support in the Oklahoma Legislature. Today, ...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Maine: Emergency Powers Legislation Sent to the Governor

The Maine Legislature has sent another pro-gun bill to Governor Paul LePage for his approval.  Legislative Document 1859, ...

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

North Carolina: Court rejects curb on gun use

When winter storms slammed North Carolina in early 2010, Gov. Bev Perdue declared a state of emergency.The city ...

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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.