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Louisiana Enacts NRA-Supported Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Law

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

FAIRFAX, VA -- Louisiana Right-to-Carry permit holders can now lawfully carry firearms in nearly 30 states thanks to a new reciprocity law (SB 837) signed by Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco.  Strongly supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA), SB 837 requires Louisiana to recognize Right-to-Carry permits from states that honor Louisiana permits.  Governor Blanco held a ceremonial bill signing today in Baton Rouge with representatives from the National Rifle Association and the Department of Public Safety.

"Respecting the rights of law-abiding citizens transcends state boundaries," said Chris W. Cox, NRA chief lobbyist.  "NRA is pleased Louisiana has taken a huge step forward on the self-defense issue by recognizing Right-to-Carry permits of other states. 

"Violent crime can occur anywhere and at anytime.  Law-abiding citizens shouldn`t have to leave their right to self-defense at the state line," added Cox.  "With this new reciprocity agreement, thousands of Right-to-Carry permit holders will increase their safety when traveling to and from Louisiana."

This law increases the number of states where Louisiana Right-to-Carry permits are valid from five to roughly 30. 

"I would like to thank bill sponsor Senator James David Cain (R-Dry Creek), Representative Steve J. Scalise (R-Metairie) and Governor Blanco for their hard work to enact this important self-defense law.   And, as always, a special thanks is extended to the countless gun owners and NRA members who called and sent letters in support of this legislation," concluded Cox.


 Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America`s oldest civil rights and sportsmen`s group.  Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime.  The Association remains the nation`s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services.

Louisiana Right-To-Carry


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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.