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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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Shocking News as Governor of Virgin Islands Orders National Guard to Seize Americans’ Firearms

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Shocking News as Governor of Virgin Islands Orders National Guard to Seize Americans’ Firearms

Certainly, the rest of America’s thoughts and prayers are with the USVI as Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 ...

NRA Condemns U.S. Virgin Island Firearm Confiscation Plan

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

NRA Condemns U.S. Virgin Island Firearm Confiscation Plan

NRA Prepared to Engage Legal System to Halt Unconstitutional Order  

Iowa: Governor Branstad Expands the Second Amendment Rights of Gun Owners Across Iowa

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Iowa: Governor Branstad Expands the Second Amendment Rights of Gun Owners Across Iowa

Today, April 13, Governor Terry Branstad greatly enhanced the Second Amendment rights of gun owners across Iowa by signing ...

Iowa Action Needed: Contact Governor Branstad and Urge Him to Sign HF 517!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Iowa Action Needed: Contact Governor Branstad and Urge Him to Sign HF 517!

Yesterday was a huge victory for Iowa gun owners as the House of Representatives concurred on the amended ...

Iowa: Omnibus Pro-Gun Bill Passes House Concurrence

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Iowa: Omnibus Pro-Gun Bill Passes House Concurrence

Today, House File 517, the omnibus bill which would make many pro-gun reforms for Iowa gun owners, passed its concurrence vote in ...

Iowa: Omnibus Pro-Gun Bill Passes Senate and Heads to House for Concurrence

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Iowa: Omnibus Pro-Gun Bill Passes Senate and Heads to House for Concurrence

Today, House File 517, the omnibus bill which would make many pro-gun reforms for Iowa gun owners, passed the Iowa Senate with ...

Iowa: Omnibus Pro-Gun Bill Expected for Floor Vote in Senate Tomorrow

Monday, April 3, 2017

Iowa: Omnibus Pro-Gun Bill Expected for Floor Vote in Senate Tomorrow

Tomorrow, April 4, House File 517, the omnibus bill which would make many pro-gun reforms for Iowa gun owners, is expected for ...

Iowa Action Needed: Pro-Gun Omnibus Bill Needs Your Help!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Iowa Action Needed: Pro-Gun Omnibus Bill Needs Your Help!

Last week, House File 517, the omnibus bill which would make many pro-gun reforms for Iowa gun owners, passed ...

Iowa: House File 517 Passes Committee and Headed to Senate Floor

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Iowa: House File 517 Passes Committee and Headed to Senate Floor

On March 16, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed House File 517, the omnibus bill which would make many pro-gun ...

Iowa: Omnibus Pro-Gun Bill Passes Subcommittee and Scheduled for Committee Hearing Tomorrow

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Iowa: Omnibus Pro-Gun Bill Passes Subcommittee and Scheduled for Committee Hearing Tomorrow

Yesterday, March 14, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on House File 517, the omnibus bill which would make many pro-gun ...

NRA ILA

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.