Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Louisiana So-Called “Assault Weapons" Ban Referred to a Different Senate Committee!

Tuesday, May 3, 2005

This week, in an effort to improve her bill’s chances for passage, Senator Ann Duplessis (D-New Orleans) managed to get SB 319 re-referred to the Senate Judiciary C Committee, of which she is a sitting member (see below).

As you’ll recall from the alert you received last week, SB 319 is a much broader state-version of the federal gun ban that sunset last year.   It reduces the number of “attachments” required to be classified as a so-called “assault weapon” from two to one.  It would require anyone wishing to purchase, possess or transport any semi-automatic firearms covered by the ban, and any ammunition used in those firearms, to obtain a $100 permit every two years from the State Police.  Only individuals who meet the eligibility requirements of Louisiana’s Right To Carry law would be issued a permit – qualifications that are much more stringent than those to possess a firearm under federal law.  And the State Police could deny a permit for a variety of reasons – including “for good cause.”

Licensed firearms dealers would be prohibited from maintaining an inventory of any firearms designated as so-called “assault weapons.”  Dealers could only sell these firearms, ammunition or parts to individuals who have been issued the special permit required under the bill.  They would be required to maintain a separate registry of any transactions involving these firearms, ammunition or parts, and they must make records of these transactions available upon the request of any law enforcement officer for any reason.  A $50 tax would be imposed on any order of ammunition if the ammunition could be used in a so-called “assault weapon.”

 IT IS NOW CRITICAL THAT YOU CONTACT MEMBERS OF THE SENATE JUDICIARY C COMMITTEE AND URGE THEM TO OPPOSE SB 319. 

 

Senate Judiciary C Committee

Senator Joel Chaisson, Chairman (D-Destrehan)

Capitol Office (225) 342-2040

District Office (985) 764-9911

websen@legis.state.la.us

 

Senator Lydia Jackson, Vice-Chair (D-Shreveport)

Capitol Office (225) 342-2040

District Office (318) 676-7029

jacksonl@legis.state.la.us

 

Senator Sharon Weston Broome (D-Baton Rouge)

Capitol Office (225) 342-2040

District Office (225) 359-9352

lasen15@legis.state.la.us

 

Senator Ann Duplessis (D-New Orleans)

Capitol Office (225) 342-2040

District Office (504) 243-7795

websen@legis.state.la.us

 

Senator Mike Michot (R-Lafayette)

Capitol Office (225) 342-2040

District Office (337) 262-1332

lasen23@legis.state.la.us

 

Senator Willie Mount (D-Lake Charles)

Capitol Office (225) 342-2040

District Office (337) 491-2016

lasen27@legis.state.la.us

 

Senator Tom Schedler (R-Mandeville)

Capitol Office (225) 342-2040

District Office (985) 727-7949

schedlet@legis.state.la.us

TRENDING NOW
Court's Commonsense Conclusion: "There Was a Gun" Isn't Enough to Justify Issuing a Restraining Order

Second Amendment  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Court's Commonsense Conclusion: "There Was a Gun" Isn't Enough to Justify Issuing a Restraining Order

The Supreme Court of North Dakota confirmed this week that simply possessing a handgun while on one’s own private property cannot support a finding of "disorderly conduct" under the state’s disorderly conduct restraining order law. ...

Illinois: House Committee Passes Bill to Close Local Gun Dealers

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Illinois: House Committee Passes Bill to Close Local Gun Dealers

The House Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 1657 by a 7-6 vote.

Washington: NRA Files Amicus Brief in Challenge to Kitsap County Anti-Gun Ordinance

Monday, May 22, 2017

Washington: NRA Files Amicus Brief in Challenge to Kitsap County Anti-Gun Ordinance

Last week, attorneys on behalf of the NRA filed an amicus brief in Kitsap County v. Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club (Kitsap II), the case which challenges Kitsap County’s firearm discharge ban and range licensing scheme.  Kitsap Rifle and ...

Maryland: Governor Hogan Signs Apprentice Hunting Legislation into Law

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Maryland: Governor Hogan Signs Apprentice Hunting Legislation into Law

Today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed House Bill 1427 into law.

Nevada: Governor Sandoval Signs AB 118!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Nevada: Governor Sandoval Signs AB 118!

Today, May 22, Governor Brian Sandoval signed important pro-gun legislation, Assembly Bill 118, into law.  AB 118, sponsored by Assemblyman Skip Daly, will allow members of the military and those who have received an honorable ...

California: AB 424 Passes Assembly - Appropriations Committees to Consider Suspense Items

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

California: AB 424 Passes Assembly - Appropriations Committees to Consider Suspense Items

Friday, May 26th is the deadline for the fiscal committees to pass bills to the floor from the chamber of origin.  On Thursday, May 25, the Senate AppropriationsCommittee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 464 and Senate Bill 497. ...

Kansas: Senate Committee Passes Gun Free Zone Legislation, Again

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kansas: Senate Committee Passes Gun Free Zone Legislation, Again

Last week, the Senate Committee of the Whole referred an amended version of House Bill 2278 back to the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

Abbott Signs Senate Bill 16, Bringing Texas License To Carry Fees Down to Among Lowest in Nation

News  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Abbott Signs Senate Bill 16, Bringing Texas License To Carry Fees Down to Among Lowest in Nation

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today applauded Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for signing into law NRA-backed legislation that will make license to carry fees in Texas among the lowest in the ...

California: Don’t Miss our May 25th Webinar to Discuss the Newest DOJ Draft “Assault Weapons” Regulations

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

California: Don’t Miss our May 25th Webinar to Discuss the Newest DOJ Draft “Assault Weapons” Regulations

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 25, at 12:00 pm (PT), NRA’s legal team will be hosting a free webinar to discuss the recently submitted “assault weapon” regulations.   

Illinois: Last Chance to Save your Local Gun Dealer!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Illinois: Last Chance to Save your Local Gun Dealer!

The Illinois House of Representatives may consider Senate Bill 1657, legislation that could put your local gun dealer out of business, at any time! It is imperative that you contact your state Representative IMMEDIATELY and ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

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.