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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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New Hampshire: Emergency Powers Legislation Passes the Senate with Amendment

Friday, May 13, 2016

New Hampshire: Emergency Powers Legislation Passes the Senate with Amendment

Yesterday, the New Hampshire Senate passed an amended version of emergency powers legislation, House Bill 512.

New Hampshire: Pro-Gun Bills Scheduled for Hearing Next Week

Friday, March 11, 2016

New Hampshire: Pro-Gun Bills Scheduled for Hearing Next Week

Next Monday, March 14, two pro-gun bills, House Bill 512 and House Bill 582, have been scheduled for ...

Iowa: Your Urgent Action Needed to Ensure Pro-Gun Bills Advance in Des Moines!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Iowa: Your Urgent Action Needed to Ensure Pro-Gun Bills Advance in Des Moines!

This past Tuesday was a big day for Second Amendment rights in The Hawkeye State.  As previously reported, ...

News  

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action to Mobilize Support for Pro-Second Amendment Bills in Iowa

Five pro-Second Amendment bills backed by the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) are headed to ...

Iowa: Five Pro-Gun Bills Pass House Floor Vote

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Iowa: Five Pro-Gun Bills Pass House Floor Vote

Today was a successful day for gun-owners in the The Hawkeye State. Five pro-gun bills passed the House ...

Iowa: NRA-Endorsed Bills to be Considered by House Judiciary Committee

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Iowa: NRA-Endorsed Bills to be Considered by House Judiciary Committee

It has been announced that the Iowa House Judiciary Committee will formally give consideration to a slate of ...

Iowa: House Subcommittee Advances Bill to Protect Second Amendment Rights

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Iowa: House Subcommittee Advances Bill to Protect Second Amendment Rights

This week, an Iowa House Judiciary Subcommittee approved House File 2044 which would protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners during ...

Des Moines Register  

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 ...

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.