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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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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

NRA, Louisiana Congressional Leaders Embark on Statewide Tour Tout Importance of Preserving Second Amendment Rights in State of Emergency

Fairfax, VA – NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and Chief Lobbyist Chris W.

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Monday, March 5, 2007

NRA Gets Reimbursed Court CostsFrom City Attorney in New Orleans

Today, attorneys for the National Rifle Association of America received a check from New Orleans City Attorney Joseph ...

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Thursday, January 4, 2007

Governor Granholm Signs Michigan’s Emergency Powers Protection Act Into Law

Fairfax, VA - Today, Governor Jennifer Granholm signed into law a two-bill package, backed by the National Rifle ...

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Michigan Passes Emergency Powers Protection ActBill Now Heads to Governor’s Desk for Signature

Michigan’s State Legislature has passed a two-bill package backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) to create the ...

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Monday, October 9, 2006

President Bush Signs NRA-backed “Disaster Recovery Personal Protection” Measure Into Law

Fairfax, VA- President George W. Bush signed into law the prohibition of confiscation of legal firearms from law-abiding ...

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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Congress Passes NRA-backed“Disaster Recovery Personal ProtectionAct of 2006”

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Chris W. Cox's Political Report: False Allegiance

One of the most pressing issues of our time--prohibiting the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during times of ...

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Chris W. Cox's Political Report: False Allegiance

One of the most pressing issues of our time--prohibiting the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during times of ...

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Chris W. Cox's Political Report: “Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act”

One of the most pressing issues of our time--prohibiting the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during times of ...

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Chris W. Cox's Political Report: “Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act”

One of the most pressing issues of our time--prohibiting the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during times of ...

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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.