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26 July 2006

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The House voted Tuesday to prevent law enforcement officers from confiscating legally owned guns during a national disaster or emergency. Republican Rep. Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana lawmaker who sponsored the bill, said firearms seizures after Hurricane Katrina left residents unable to defend themselves. "Many of them were sitting in their homes without power, without water, without communication," he said. "It was literally impossible to pick up a... (

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