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Louisiana SB 319 Sponsor Withdraws Bill!

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Good News for Louisiana Gun Owners!

Thanks to your phone calls and emails, Senator Ann Duplessis (D-New Orleans) withdrew Senate Bill 319 from the files of the Senate this week. This means the bill will not be brought up for consideration during the 2005 Regular Session.  SB 319 imposed restrictions on the sale and possession of certain semi-automatic firearms, created onerous recordkeeping requirements on licensed dealers, and created a $50 tax on ammunition that could be used in firearms targeted by the bill.

 

Special thanks go out to Senator James David Cain (R-Dry Creek), who hit the radio talk show circuit over the last week in opposition to SB 319.  He did a tremendous job explaining the effects this proposal would have on our Second Amendment rights and its limited impact on reducing violent crime. Please send Senator Cain an email at cainj@legis.state.la.us, thanking him for leading the fight to protect our Second Amendment rights in the Louisiana Senate.

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