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Louisiana Legislative Alert

Wednesday, April 11, 2001

By a vote of 27-9, the Louisiana Senate defeated SB 425 (by Sen. Jon Johnson - New Orleans) which would have made gun owners criminally liable if a juvenile gained access to their handgun and caused it to discharge or used it to harm another -- even if that juvenile accessed the handgun by theft, trespass, or other unlawful means. If passed into law, this bill could have caused gun owners to lose their homeowners insurance if an accident involving a juvenile occurred in their home.

The following Senators listed below voted against SB 425 and stood with responsible gun owners. We must remember to recognize these elected officials and let them know that we don`t take their votes for granted. Please send a quick email of thanks to your Senator for opposing SB 425 if he or she is on this list.

SENATORS VOTING "NO" ON SB 425 (a "NO" vote was a vote in support of responsible gun owners)

Sen. Robert Barham - Rayville Sen. Bill Jones - Ruston
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Sen. Ron Bean - Shreveport Sen. Louis Lambert - Baton Rouge
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Sen. James David Cain - Dry Creek Sen. Arthur Lentini - Metairie
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Sen. Foster Campbell - Bossier City Sen. Max Malone - Shreveport
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Sen. Jay Dardenne - Baton Rouge Sen. Joe McPherson - Woodworth
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Sen. Lynn Dean - Braithwaite Sen. Mike Michot - Lafayette
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Sen. Reggie Dupre, Jr. - Houma Sen. Willie Mount - Lake Charles
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Sen. Noble Ellington - Winnsboro Sen. Craig Romero - New Iberia
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Sen. Clo Fontenot - Livingston Sen. Tom Schedler - Slidell
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Sen. Butch Gautreaux - Morgan City Sen. Mike Smith - Winnfield
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Sen. Francis Heitmeier - New Orleans Sen. Gerald Theunissen - Jennings
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Sen. Donald Hines - Bunkie Sen. Jerry Thomas - Franklinton
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Sen. Ken Hollis - Metairie Sen. Chris Ullo - Harvey
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Sen. Fred Hoyt - Abbeville
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