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Louisiana Legislative Alert

Tuesday, April 3, 2001

On Tuesday, April 3, the Senate Judiciary C committee reported out two bills that take direct aim at gun owners and your right to own a handgun in your home for personal protection.

SB 424 would force gun owners to lock up all handguns in their home or car or risk being held criminally liable if anyone under the age of 16 gained unauthorized access to those guns and they were not locked. There is no protection for gun owners if the handguns are acquired unlawfully, through theft or trespass on one`s personal property.

SB 425 would actually require all handguns possessed in the state to be outfitted with a locking device whether that gun is in your home, your car or even on your person if you are a concealed carry permit holder.

Please call and email your Senators and urge them to OPPOSE SB 424 and SB 425 when they come up for a vote on the Senate floor. Be sure to be courteous and polite when speaking with Senators and their staff and in any correspondence with them. Senators can be reached at the capitol tomorrow and in the district for the balance of the week:

Sen. Robert Barham - Rayville
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 318-728-6830
Email: barhamr@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Robert Bean - Shreveport
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 318-688-9865
Email: beanr@legis.state.la.us
Sen. James David Cain - Dry Creek
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 337-328-7266
Email: cainj@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Foster Campbell - Bossier City
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 318-746-2078
Email: campbellf@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Joel Chaisson - Destrehan
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 985-764-9911
Email: websen@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Jay Dardenne - Baton Rouge
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 225-342-9788
Email:dardennej@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Lynn Dean - Braithwaite
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 504- 682-5772
Email: deanl@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Reggie Dupre - Houma
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 985-876-9902
Email: lasen20@legis.state.la.us

Sen. Noble Ellington - Winnsboro
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 318-435-7313
Email: ellingtn@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Clo Fontenot - Livingston
Captiol: 225-342-2040
District: 225-686-0108
Email: fontenoc@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Butch Gautreaux - Morgan City
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 800-562-3204
Email: websen@legis.state.la.us
Sen. John Hainkel - New Orleans
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 504-861-3730
Email: hainkelj@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Francis Heitmeier - New Orleans
Captiol: 225-342-2040
District: 504-361-6014
Email: heitmeierf@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Donald Hines - Bunkie
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 318-346-7283
Email: hinesd@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Ken Hollis - Metairie
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 504-828-9300
Email: hollisk@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Fred Hoyt - Abbeville
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 337-893-4698
Email: hoytf@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Bill Jones - Ruston
Capitol: 225-342-9050
District: 318-251-5001
Email: websen@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Louis Lambert - Baton Rouge
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 225-342-0667
Email: websen@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Art Lentini - Metairie
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 504-780-8700
Email: lentini@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Max Malone - Shreveport
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 318-676-5733
Email: malonem@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Rob Marionneaux - Livonia
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 225-637-3623
Email: lasen17@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Joe McPherson - Woodworth
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 318-484-2211
Email: lasen29@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Mike Michot - Lafayette
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 337-262-1332
Email: websen@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Willie Mount - Lake Charles
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 337-491-2016
Email: websen@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Craig Romero - New Iberia
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 337-364-8006
Email: romeroc@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Tom Schedler - Slidell
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 985-645-0144
Email: schedlet@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Mike Smith - Winnfield
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 318-628-3075
Email: smithmi@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Greg Tarver - Shreveport
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 318-676-7874
Email: websen@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Gerald Theunissen - Jennings
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 337-824-0376
Email: theunisg@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Jerry Thomas - Franklinton
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 800-259-6690
Email: thomasj@legis.state.la.us
Sen. Chris Ullo - Harvey
Capitol: 225-342-2040
District: 504-361-6690
Email: websen@legis.state.la.us
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