SB 319, the state level gun ban which is more extensive than the federal ban that sunsetted last year, has been re-referred to the Senate Judiciary C Committee. SB 319 would ban the possession and future purchase of certain semi-automatic firearms unless an individual has obtained a two-year, $100 permit from the State Police. The bill also imposes restrictions on firearm sales and record keeping requirements on licensed dealers, including a $50 tax on ammunition that can be used on firearms targeted by the bill.
The committee is expected to hear the bill on May 17, at 9:00 a.m., in Committee Room A of the State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Please make plans to attend that hearing and begin contacting committee members and urging them to oppose SB 319. For committee members’ names and contact information, please visit http://www.legis.state.la.us. The Louisiana Senate Judiciary C Committee can be reached at (225) 342-1771.