Issues by Topic: Emergency Powers Law

March 5, 2012

Statement from Chris W. Cox, Executive Director, NRA – Institute for Legislative Action on Governor Mark Dayton's Veto of House File 1467

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is deeply disappointed in Governor Dayton’s veto of House File 1467 – an omnibus bill that included a number of key firearms law reforms in Minnesota.  This bill passed both chambers of the Minnesota legislature with broad bi-partisan support. 
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December 20, 2007

Never Forget-Never Again

I remember chaotic scenes of homeowners handcuffed, forced to watch police search for and seize their guns at a time when they needed them most.
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October 18, 2007

California Emergency Powers Bill Signed Into Law

Fairfax, VA - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law National Rifle Association (NRA)-backed legislation to prevent the confiscation of firearms from law-abiding...
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October 15, 2007

State "Emergency Powers" vs. The Right to Arms

After Hurricane Katrina, many New Orleans residents legally armed themselves to protect their lives and property from civil disorder. With no way to call for help, and police unable to respond, honest citizens were able to defend themselves and their neighbors against looters, arsonists and other criminals.
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May 30, 2007

Governor Jim Gibbons Signs NRA-Backed Emergency Powers Protection Act

Fairfax, VA – Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons today signed into law the National Rifle Association (NRA)-backed “Emergency Powers Firearms Protection Act,” Assembly Bill 95 (AB95). This...
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April 13, 2007

Missouri Governor Matt Blunt Signs Emergency Powers Protection into Law at National Rifle Association Annual Meeting

Today, Governor Matt Blunt signed into law a fundamental protection against gun confiscation during declared states of emergencies. The bill signing ceremony took place at NRA's Opening Celebration Friday afternoon at the America’s Center in St. Louis.
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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. Cox today thanked Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and Representative Bobby Jindal (R-LA) for spearheading...
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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 Vincent DiRosa, Jr. who was ordered to pay partial legal fees and costs to NRA’s attorneys for expenses incurred. Mr. DiRosa’s delaying tactics were called "wholly unprofessional" by Federal District Court Judge Carl Barbier.
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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 Association (NRA), making the “Emergency Powers Protection Act” the...
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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 state’s “Emergency Powers Protection Act” (HB 6363 and HB 6364). The new laws prevent local governments from confiscating lawfully owned firearms during a declared state of emergency, as witnessed in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
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September 30, 2006

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

Fairfax, VA- The National Rifle Association (NRA) and law-abiding gun owners scored a significant victory yesterday when the United States Congress acted to prohibit the confiscation...
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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 emergency--is drawing votes of support from politicians with anti-gun voting records that stretch over decades. We’ll take the votes--but we won’t be taken for fools.
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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 emergency--is drawing votes of support from politicians with anti-gun voting records that stretch over decades. We’ll take the votes--but we won’t be taken for fools.
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August 17, 2006

What Disaster Will Be The Next Excuse?

The National Rifle Association has implemented a two-part initiative that may be the most important in its 135-year history,” Wayne LaPierre, NRA executive vice president, said at a May 18 press conference at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Milwaukee, Wis.
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August 16, 2006

Statement from Chris W. Cox on NRA's Lawsuit Against the City of New Orleans

Today, in a landmark victory for NRA and law-abiding gun owners, Judge Carl J. Barbier of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied the City of New Orleans’...
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July 27, 2006

Standing Guard--August 2006

For the ultimate definition of the term “illegal gun,” look no further than the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans’ door-to-door gun confiscation
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July 27, 2006

S. 2599/H.R. 5013: Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the citizens of New Orleans lost their right to defend themselves from thugs and looters when law enforcement systematically confiscated legally owed firearms from those who were trying to protect themselves, their families and their property. To ensure this never happens again, the passage of S. 2599/H.R. 5013, the “Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006,” is a top NRA-ILA legislative priority.
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July 25, 2006

House Passes NRA-Backed “Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act”

The National Rifle Association (NRA) and law-abiding gun owners won another major victory today when the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass HR 5013, the NRA-backed “Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act”. HR 5013 passed with a broad bi-partisan margin of 322-99.
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July 18, 2006

The NOT Sweet 16

On July 13, 2006, 55 Republicans, joined by 28 Democrats and 1 Independent voted to pass Sen. David Vitter’s (R-La.) amendment to prohibit the use of funds allocated under the Homeland Security appropriations bill (H.R. 5441) to be used to confiscate lawfully possessed firearms during an emergency or major disaster. Sixteen Senators opposed the prohibition.
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July 13, 2006

U.S. Senate Votes to Protect Second Amendment Rights During Emergencies

Fairfax, VA – Senator David Vitter’s amendment to prohibit the use of funds appropriated under the Homeland Security appropriations bill (H.R. 5441) for the confiscation of lawfully possessed firearms during an emergency or major disaster passed the United States Senate.
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December 1, 2005

Chris W. Cox's Political Report: Emergency Powers

In all 50 states and in the U.S. Congress, we are pushing legislation to amend existing emergency-powers statutes to guarantee that local authorities never again attempt the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms.
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November 1, 2005

Chris W. Cox's Political Report: Surviving Katrina

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, when all else failed, only the Second Amendment withstood the immediate fury of the tragedy. The fundamental right to protect one’s life, loved ones and property yielded not an inch. Not, at least, for those who were prepared to exercise it.
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September 20, 2005

Turning Tragedy Into Travesty

The situation we're seeing in New Orleans represents a complete vindication of everything we've been saying in defense of the Second Amendment," said NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.
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September 20, 2005

Standing Guard--Remember New Orleans

NRA is committed to ensuring that innocent Americans always have the means to defend themselves in their homes and neighborhoods.
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