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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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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 ...

Alaska: Contact Your Lawmakers in Support of Emergency Powers Legislation

Friday, April 16, 2021

Alaska: Contact Your Lawmakers in Support of Emergency Powers Legislation

On Friday, April 16th, House Majority Leader Representative Cathy Tilton and 14 Second Amendment supporting co-sponsors introduced HB ...

Montana: Emergency Powers Bill Will Soon be Sent to the Governor’s Desk

Friday, April 16, 2021

Montana: Emergency Powers Bill Will Soon be Sent to the Governor’s Desk

Yesterday, the Montana Senate passed Emergency Powers Legislation, House Bill 504, on third reading.

Montana: Two Emergency Powers Legislation Advance in Both Chambers

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Montana: Two Emergency Powers Legislation Advance in Both Chambers

Both the House and Senate are expected to consider Emergency Powers legislation, Senate Bill 370 and House Bill ...

Wyoming: Legislature Adjourns and Governor Signs Multiple Pro-Gun Bills into Law

Friday, April 9, 2021

Wyoming: Legislature Adjourns and Governor Signs Multiple Pro-Gun Bills into Law

Earlier this week, the Wyoming Legislature adjourned from a very successful 2021 Legislative Session, having sent multiple pro-gun ...

North Dakota: Emergency Powers Legislation Overwhelmingly Passed out of Legislature and Sent to Governor

Thursday, April 1, 2021

North Dakota: Emergency Powers Legislation Overwhelmingly Passed out of Legislature and Sent to Governor

On March 29, the North Dakota House passed Emergency Powers legislation, Senate Bill 2344, by a 92 to ...

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