The Michigan legislature is taking up pro-gun state of emergency legislation.Several other states have already passed similar legislation.
On Tuesday, the Michigan House Government Operations Committee unanimously approved (7-0) legislation that prevents the government seizure of lawfully possessed firearms and ammunition in a declared state of emergency. House Bill 6363 and House Bill 6364, sponsored by Representative Scott Hummel (R-93), prevent Hurricane Katrina-like confiscations and amend the governor’s state of emergency powers accordingly. The bill will now go to the Michigan House for approval.
Please keep checking your e-mail and http://www.nraila.org/ for updates on HB 6363 and HB 6364.
One of the most underreported stories of 2005 was the gun confiscation in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. A disaster that lead to the collapse of law and order was when decent citizens needed firearms most. But the government decided to steal the guns of law-abiding citizens. The New Orleans Police were responsible for this outrage, though it is not clear whether anyone from the federal government was involved. Since then, the NRA and other pro-gun groups have been trying to hold them to account.
Gun rights continue to advance in the Michigan legislature.