Defense Production Act of 1950, Section 102
Broad Law enabling FEMA, DHS, etc., to utilize resources in order to defend the nation. The anti-hoarding provision of section 102 authorizes the president to “designate” materials necessary to promote the national defense and prohibits the accumulation of such materials “in excess of the reasonable demands of business, personal, or home consumption.”
Clean Water Act (CWA)
Law that empowers Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate water use and storage, created with the intention to control water pollution.
Executive Order 10997
Law that allows government to secure private fuel, power, minerals, etc.
Executive Order 10995
Law regarding communications function under government management for the security and welfare of the nation.
Executive Order 10998
Law that allows government to secure private Farming resources, land, equipment, etc.
50 US Code 4512
Loosely worded law to prevent "Hoarding" of designated scarce materials.
March 16, 2012, the President signed the “National defense resources preparedness” order. This grants the government authority to seize any and all resources they deem needed in an emergency.
“THE National defense authorization act” was signed by the president December 31, 2011. according to Wikipedia, “…subsections 1021-1022 of title X , subtitle D, entitled “counter-terrorism”, authorizing the indefinite military detention of persons the government suspects of involvement in terrorism, including U.S. citizens arrested in American soil.”
Case Study: Hurricane Katrina
Under state emergency circumstances, there is a precidence that Firearms and/or Food Storage and other resources could be confiscated at the order of state leadership. It is important to be aware of the possibility and historicity.
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