UPDATE: Bill to Limit Post-disaster Gun Sale Restrictions gets Initial Approval
34 states already do not allow governors to restricting guns sales in a state of emergency. Imperial Senator, Mark Christensen, wants Nebraska to be the 35th state holding a similar law. His bill has been given initial approval. His bill would prevent the governor from limiting the sale or transportation of firearms after a natural disaster. Senator Christensen says he worked on his priority measure with the National Rifle Association, which has advocated successfully for similar "emergency powers" laws in nearly 3 dozen other states. States started passing the bills after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when New Orleans police seized hundreds of guns from citizens.