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mikehaas
07-26-2006, 7:59 AM
House Passes NRA-Backed "Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act"

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Fairfax, VA-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.

"Law-abiding gun owners scored a significant victory in the House of
Representatives today," said Chris W. Cox, NRA's chief lobbyist. "The
aftermath of Hurricane Katrina confirmed a fear long-held by American
gun owners: the day government bureaucrats declare our Second Amendment
null and void, leaving law-abiding citizens defenseless in the midst of
chaos and lawlessness."

This is the second NRA win on this issue in less than two weeks. On July
13, 2006, Senator David Vitter's (R-LA) 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 with a final
vote margin of 84-16.

H.R. 5013 amends federal emergency statute laws to prohibit federal,
state and local authorities from confiscating lawfully owned firearms
during times of national emergencies, as witnessed in the aftermath of
Hurricane Katrina last year when police and military confiscated
firearms from law-abiding citizens.

"No matter what the circumstances, lawful gun owners have the right to
possess their firearms in their homes," continued Cox. "And if forced to
evacuate, they have the right to transport their firearms to a safe
place. Nobody has the right to disarm them. That's what this legislation
ensures."

After witnessing the draconian confiscation of firearms from law-abiding
residents in New Orleans, Alaska, Idaho, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi,
New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia and Louisiana passed
measures that echo the spirit of HR 5013.

"On behalf of our four million NRA members nationwide, I want to thank
Rep. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) for introducing this legislation and the House
Republican leadership for seeing that the 'Disaster Recovery Personal
Protection Act' got a vote on the floor of the House of
Representatives," concluded Cox.

-nra-

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's
oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. Four million members strong,
NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to
advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to
reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm
education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and
the military.

eje
07-26-2006, 4:23 PM
I just sent a congratulatory email to Jindal. He seems like a good guy, I've read about him before in my mother in law's "India Abroad" journals. The "findings" section of the legislation (HR 5013) is great, affirms the second amendment and denounces unconstitutional searches and seizures of firearms in La. during Hurricane Katrina.

PatrickM.
07-26-2006, 5:00 PM
cool!!!! you guys beat me to the punch!!!!!:mad:


I was about to post this article!!!!!


atleast now during disasters, we can protect ourselves and what is left of our property from looters!!!!;) ;)


Goodie for us!!!!!:D


Patrick M.

Hunter
07-26-2006, 11:01 PM
.....atleast now during disasters, we can protect ourselves and what is left of our property from looters!!!!...

Not quite yet. This is only the passing of the House bill, so it is not law yet. The companion bill in the senate ( S.2599) still needs to be moved along and eventually voted on. The last I saw it was still stuck in the senate committees since April.

The one bad thing about the House bill is that if someone chooses to ignore the law, the only course of action is to sue the person/or group. There is no jail time associated with it.

PatrickM.
07-27-2006, 1:29 AM
atleast it is a step in the right direction!!!!!



Patrick M.

hoffmang
10-02-2006, 12:03 PM
All,

I wanted to update this post - this has passed both the house and senate and will likely be signed by President Bush.

Note that it applies to all LEO (Federal, State, and Local) not just Federal. Here is a good summary and the text:
http://volokh.com/archives/archive_2006_10_01-2006_10_07.shtml#1159809369

-Gene

Edited: oops - had the wrong link in here before. Corrected at 5:30PM on 10/2

bwiese
10-02-2006, 12:08 PM
Too bad it's not retroactive to get that punk-arsed CHiPpie that grabbed the little ol' lady's gun in NOLA/Katrina.

That bastard needs to be run out of town.

You wonder why some folks don't like cops.

A few years down the line, he'll be interviewed for some other matter on TV, and the interviewer will gush during the intro, "XYZ always wanted to be a good cop. He just wanted to serve and help his fellow man..." - at which point I throw a brick thru the TV.

What's worse about this particular CHiPpie is that he VOLUNTEERED to go screw someone else OUTSIDE CA, he wasn't just happy enough to mess only with Californians. Delusions of grandeur, I believe...

50 Freak
10-02-2006, 12:15 PM
I've met that ChiPer, he's a friend of one of our trusted member here.

When I spoke to the ChiPer, I got no sense of "remorse" or "gee maybe I shouldn't have illegally confiscated that poor old lady's gun".

Instead I got "she was holding a switchblade and a pistol so we had to take her down"........Pure crap if you ask me.

bwiese
10-02-2006, 12:21 PM
50Freak,

You have admirable personal restraint.

xenophobe
10-02-2006, 12:38 PM
Absolutely a great win!

6172crew
10-02-2006, 12:45 PM
My buddy does everything he can not to take firearms, even when he is called to come get a handgun from a old lady whos husband passed. Depends on the cop I guess.:(

On a side note, the CHP was caught on film and now we have a law that protects us from guys like him.;)