On June 2, Governor Kathleen Blanco (D) signed HB 89 by Representative Eric LaFleur (D-38) and Don Cazayoux (D-18), into law.
This “Castle Doctrine” bill creates presumptions in law for the use of force against intruders in your home, car or place of business and explicitly states in law that you have no "duty to retreat" from criminal attack if you are in a place where you have a legal right to be. This law goes into effect August 15.
Also, HB 760 by Representative Steve Scalise (R-82), which prohibits the confiscation of firearms from law-abiding citizens during a future state of emergency or natural disaster, is currently awaiting Governor Blanco’s signature.
A special thank you to all NRA members for your calls and emails in support of HB 89 and HB 760!