Congressman Steve Scalise made the following comment today regarding the National Rifle Association (NRA) and New Orleans agreement to settle a lawsuit over the seizure of firearms by police officers following Hurricane Katrina.
In the 2006 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature, Scalise passed the law (H.B. 760), backed by the NRA that prohibits the seizure and confiscation of firearms during an emergency or disaster.
"It is long past due that this issue gets resolved. Today's settlement sends a message across the nation that no city can take away our 2nd Amendment right to protect our families. The law is clear that no one has the right to take a firearm from a law-abiding citizen. I will continue fighting to defend our 2nd Amendment rights in Congress, and have co-sponsored several bills that protect these rights."