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Louisiana Legislature Taking on Pro Second Amendment Issues!

Friday, March 24, 2006

The Louisiana Legislature convenes on Monday, March 27.  Several key measures effecting gun owners and sportsmen have been pre-filed in advance of session.

 

Your help is needed to pass these bills this year!

 

NRA-Backed Personal Protection Legislation:

House Bill 89 and House Bill 1097, “Castle Doctrine” & Self-Defense Reform, based on Florida’s landmark law, would establish, in law, the presumption that a criminal who forcibly enters or intrudes into your home, occupied vehicle or business is there to cause death or great bodily harm, and you may use any manner of force, including deadly force, against that person.  HB 89 and HB 1097, sponsored by Representatives Eric LaFleur (D-38), Troy Hebert (D-49) and Don Cazayoux (D-18), would also explicitly state in law that you have no “duty to retreat” if you are attacked in a place you have a right to be and provide that persons using force authorized by law shall not be prosecuted for using such force and would prohibit criminals and their families from suing victims for killing or injuring their attackers.  

 

Senate Bill 93 sponsored by Senator Joe McPherson (D-29), House Bill 36 sponsored by Representative Pete Schneider (R-90), House Bill 136 sponsored by Representative Troy Hebert, House Bill 172 sponsored by Representative Danny Martiny (R-79), and House Bill 760 sponsored by Representative Steve Scalise (R-82), the Emergency Powers Act Amendments, are all legislative initiatives which would prevent the seizure and confiscation of legally-possessed firearms during a state of emergency.  Several dozen cases of such activity were documented in New Orleans and neighboring parishes during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. All these bills would prevent similar denial of an individual’s constitutional rights by local officials in the unfortunate event of any future natural disaster in Louisiana.

 

Senate Bill 367 sponsored by Senator Jody Amedee (D-18), Employee Protection, would allow employees to store firearms in their locked personal vehicles on company property and prohibits employers from enforcing policies that ban such activity.  SB 367 would allow workers to protect themselves during their commutes to and from work, to leave directly from work on a hunting trip, and to exercise rights they already have under state law (to possess firearms in vehicles) and state and federal constitutions without the threat of being fired. 

 

NRA-Supported Hunting-Related Legislation:

Senate Bill 30 sponsored by Senator Joe McPherson, No-Net-Loss of Public Hunting and Fishing Lands, would require the opening of compensatory huntable and fishable land if an area is closed to the sport, resulting in “no net loss” of public hunting and fishing lands for future generations of hunters and anglers.  SB 30 addresses one of greatest challenges facing sportsmen today -- adequate access to hunting and fishing land. 

 

Senate Bill 148 sponsored by Senator Joe McPherson, the Hunter/Voter Registration, would allow sportsmen to register to vote when they purchase a hunting or fishing license.  By simplifying the voter registration process for hunters and anglers, this initiative ensures that they will be involved in electing pro-sportsmen candidates to office.

 

Please call and email your State Senators and State Representatives in Baton Rouge and urge them to support these NRA-backed measures!  

 

Your State Senator may be reached by calling (225) 342-2040. Your State Representative may be reached by calling (225) 342-6945.  Email addresses for your State Legislators can be found at www.legis.state.la.us/.                                                            

If you need help identifying your State Legislator please use the "Write Your Representative" feature found at www.nraila.org/.

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