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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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Ohio: Emergency Powers Legislation Scheduled for Committee Hearing Tomorrow

Monday, September 27, 2021

Ohio: Emergency Powers Legislation Scheduled for Committee Hearing Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Ohio House Government Oversight Committee will consider Emergency Powers Legislation, House Bill 325.

Maine: House Votes Down Gun Bills – Report Heads to the Senate for Consideration

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Maine: House Votes Down Gun Bills – Report Heads to the Senate for Consideration

Yesterday, the Maine House rejected two anti-gun measures, LD 976 and LD 999, as well as a pro-gun ...

Maine: Legislature to Vote on Multiple Pro- and Anti-Gun Bills

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Maine: Legislature to Vote on Multiple Pro- and Anti-Gun Bills

This week, the Maine Legislature will vote on numerous pro-gun and anti-gun measures.

Kansas: Legislature Adjourns From its 2021 Legislative Session

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Kansas: Legislature Adjourns From its 2021 Legislative Session

Today, the Kansas Legislature adjourned from its 2021 Legislative Session. 

Alaska: Emergency Powers Legislation Passed out of Committee

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Alaska: Emergency Powers Legislation Passed out of Committee

Yesterday, Emergency Powers Legislation, Senate Bill 136, was passed out of the Senate Community and Regional Affairs Committee. 

Alaska: Senate Version of Emergency Powers Legislation Filed

Monday, May 10, 2021

Alaska: Senate Version of Emergency Powers Legislation Filed

Last week, Emergency Powers legislation, Senate Bill 136, was introduced in the Alaska Senate and referred to the ...

Maine: Committee to Vote on Gun Bills

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Maine: Committee to Vote on Gun Bills

On May 6th and 7th, the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee is expected to vote on numerous pro- ...

North Dakota: Legislature Adjourns from Successful Legislative Session for the Second Amendment

Sunday, May 2, 2021

North Dakota: Legislature Adjourns from Successful Legislative Session for the Second Amendment

On April 30th, the North Dakota Legislative Assembly adjourned from its 2021 Legislative Session, after passing numerous pro-gun ...

Montana: Two Pro-Gun Measures Head to the Desk of Governor Gianforte

Friday, April 23, 2021

Montana: Two Pro-Gun Measures Head to the Desk of Governor Gianforte

Today, two pro-gun bills officially head to the desk of Governor Greg Gianforte for his signature. 

Minnesota: Your State Representative Will Soon Vote on Pro-Gun Amendments to the House Public Safety Omnibus Bill

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Minnesota: Your State Representative Will Soon Vote on Pro-Gun Amendments to the House Public Safety Omnibus Bill

Tomorrow, April 21, the Minnesota House will hold a vote on pro-gun amendments to the House Public Safety ...

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