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Louisiana Bill to Weaken Self Defense Laws Shelved

Louisiana Bill to Weaken Self Defense Laws Shelved

Members of the Louisiana Senate Committee of the Judiciary deferred an another attempt to weaken the state's self defense laws.  HB1100 was launched by Rep. Burrell ostensibly as an attempt to clarify state law but Chris Rager, a lobbyist for the NRA, said Louisiana law does not allow people to be an aggressor. “The harm of the bill…

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New Orleans Resident Buying More Guns

New Orleans Residents Buying More Guns

Violent crime is encouraging New Orleans citizens to purchase guns at an increasing rate--including a number of first time gun owners. Long time residents are commenting on how crime is the highest they've ever seen and are looking for personal protection. A string of violent crime in New Orleans has some families searching for their…

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Louisiana Constitutional Amendment Passes House Committee

Louisiana Constitutional Amendment Passes House Committee

Yesterday, the Louisiana House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice voted 9 to 5 to pass Senate Bill 303, a bill which would provide for the country’s strongest “right to keep and bear arms” constitutional amendment.  SB 303, an “iron-clad” constitutional amendment that would fortify the right to keep and bear arms for all Louisianans, already passed in…

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Sen David Vitter's Gun Bill Targeted by Critics

Sen David Vitter’s Gun Bill Targeted by Critics

When Sens. David Vitter, R-La., and John Thune, R-S.D, crafted legislation to enable gun owners to carry concealed weapons from state to state, they named it the "Respecting States' Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act." But in the view of the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence, it would be better named the "Armed Vigilante…

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Ohio and Louisiana Sign Concealed Carry Reciprocity Agreement

Ohio and Louisiana Sign Concealed Carry Reciprocity Agreement

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Louisiana State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson have signed an agreement that permits reciprocity between their states for citizens who have valid concealed carry permits. "I am pleased that this agreement between Ohio and Louisiana will allow Ohioans who have concealed carry permits the same rights to carry a concealed…

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