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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 House Committee Hearing Tomorrow

Monday, December 7, 2020

Ohio: Emergency Powers Legislation Scheduled for House Committee Hearing Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 9:00am, the House State and Local Government Committee will consider Emergency Powers Legislation, Senate Bill 360.

Pennsylvania: Gov. Wolf Vetoes Pair of Emergency Powers Bills

Friday, December 4, 2020

Pennsylvania: Gov. Wolf Vetoes Pair of Emergency Powers Bills

Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a pair of  pro-Second Amendment bills that had passed both chambers of the Legislature with solid support. 

Pennsylvania:  Senate Gives Final Approval to State of Emergency Bills

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Pennsylvania: Senate Gives Final Approval to State of Emergency Bills

On Wednesday, the Senate voted on a pair of pro-Second Amendment bills, giving the legislation final approval and ...

Ohio: Senate Passes Emergency Powers Legislation – Bill Heads to the House

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Ohio: Senate Passes Emergency Powers Legislation – Bill Heads to the House

Last night, the Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 360, important legislation that prevents the closure of federally licensed ...

Ohio: Emergency Powers Legislation Passed Out of Senate Committee

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Ohio: Emergency Powers Legislation Passed Out of Senate Committee

Late yesterday, the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee passed legislation that prevents the closure of federally licensed ...

Ohio: Senate Committee to Consider Emergency Powers Legislation Tomorrow

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Ohio: Senate Committee to Consider Emergency Powers Legislation Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee will consider legislation that prevents the closure of federally licensed ...

Pennsylvania: Emergency Powers Legislation Passes Senate Committee

Friday, September 11, 2020

Pennsylvania: Emergency Powers Legislation Passes Senate Committee

In June, the Pennsylvania House passed Emergency Powers Legislation, House Bill 1747.  Earlier this week, the Senate Judiciary Committee ...

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.

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