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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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Pennsylvania: House Votes to Protect Second Amendment with Emergency Powers Legislation

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Pennsylvania: House Votes to Protect Second Amendment with Emergency Powers Legislation

Pennsylvania is one step closer to joining the growing list of states which are protecting Second Amendment rights when a state ...

Louisiana: Governor Signs Package of Pro-Gun NRA-Backed Bills

Monday, June 15, 2020

Louisiana: Governor Signs Package of Pro-Gun NRA-Backed Bills

Over the weekend, Governor John Bel Edwards showed his strong support of the second amendment by signing the ...

Louisiana: Urge Governor Edwards to Sign Pro-Gun Measures before Weekend Deadline

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Louisiana: Urge Governor Edwards to Sign Pro-Gun Measures before Weekend Deadline

A weekend deadline is fast approaching for four pro-gun bills sitting on Governor John Bel Edwards’ desk.

Kansas: Legislature Passes Emergency Powers Legislation and Adjourns from Special Session

Friday, June 5, 2020

Kansas: Legislature Passes Emergency Powers Legislation and Adjourns from Special Session

The Kansas Legislature adjourned from its Special Session after passing Emergency Powers Legislation, House Bill 2054.

Kansas: Legislature Convenes for Special Session - Considers Emergency Powers Legislation

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Kansas: Legislature Convenes for Special Session - Considers Emergency Powers Legislation

Today, the Kansas Legislature convened for a Special Session following its early adjournment in March due to the ...

Louisiana: Package of Pro-Gun Bills Heads to the Governor’s Desk

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Louisiana: Package of Pro-Gun Bills Heads to the Governor’s Desk

Four pro-gun bills have been passed by the Louisiana Legislature and will now be sent to the desk ...

Louisiana: Senate Committee Passes Multiple Pro-Gun Bills

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Louisiana: Senate Committee Passes Multiple Pro-Gun Bills

Today, the Senate Judiciary C Committee passed four pro-gun bills, which will now head to the full Senate for ...

Louisiana: Pro-Gun Bills Scheduled for Senate Committee Hearing on Thursday

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Louisiana: Pro-Gun Bills Scheduled for Senate Committee Hearing on Thursday

Four pro-gun measures have been assigned to the Senate Judiciary C Committee and are scheduled to be considered ...

Louisiana: Anti-Gun, Left Wing Media Calls 2A Protections "Extremism" and "Ridiculous"

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Louisiana: Anti-Gun, Left Wing Media Calls 2A Protections "Extremism" and "Ridiculous"

The liberal, left wing media in Louisiana is calling basic 2A protections "extremism" and "ridiculous." Last week, a House committee ...

Louisiana: Pro-Gun Bills Pass House Committee!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Louisiana: Pro-Gun Bills Pass House Committee!

Yesterday, four pro-gun measures were passed out of the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee. 

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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.