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Louisiana State Senate Pre-Files Important Right-to-Carry Reform Legislation!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Please Make Your Voice Heard Today! 

This Friday, March 21, is the deadline for pre-filing bills for the 2008 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, which convenes on Monday, March 31.  Several NRA-backed measures have been introduced so far in the Louisiana State Senate, but two key bills will need your support!

Senate Bill 51, sponsored by State Senator Joe McPherson (D-29), would affirm the rights of law-abiding citizens to transport and store firearms in their private motor vehicles.  It would clarify that patrons and employees may keep those firearms in their locked cars and trucks when parked in any lot, garage, or other designated parking area controlled by a business or a public or private employer.  The bill has been referred to the Senate Transportation, Highways & Public Works Committee.  Please contact the committee members below and urge them to support SB 51.  Please also contact your State Senator and urge him or her to sign on as a co-author to SB 51.

Senate Bill 142, introduced by State Senator Steve Scalise (R-9), would ensure that information regarding concealed handgun license applicants and license holders remain confidential, except for law enforcement purposes.  The bill has been referred to the Senate Judiciary B committee.  Please contact the committee members below, as well as your State Senator, and urge them to support SB 142. 

A number of anti-gun measures have been pre-filed in the Louisiana House as well.  We will keep you updated with a complete list next week, as more may be introduced before Friday’s pre-filing deadline passes.   

Please remember to contact your State Senator and urge him or her to support these to important Right-to-Carry measures. To find contact information for your State Senator please click here. 

Senate Transportation, Highways & Public Works Committee: 

State Senator Joe McPherson (Chairman)
880 Robinson Bridge Road
Woodworth, LA 71485
(318) 484-2211
lasen29@legis.state.la.us

State Senator Dale M. Erdey (Vice-Chairman)
P.O. Box 908
Livingston, LA 70754
(225) 686-2881
erdeyd@legis.state.la.us

State Senator Robert Adley
611 Jessie Jones Drive
Benton, LA 71006
(318) 965-1755
adleyr@legis.state.la.us

State Senator D. A. "Butch" Gautreaux
1103 Eighth Street
Morgan City, LA 70380
(800) 562-3204
lasen21@legis.state.la.us

State Senator David Heitmeier
3501 Holiday Drive
Suite 225
New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 361-6356
heitmeid@legis.state.la.us

State Senator Willie L. Mount
P.O. Box 3004
Lake Charles, LA 70602
(337) 491-2016
lasen27@legis.state.la.us

State Senator B.L. "Buddy" Shaw
3825 Gilbert
Shreveport, LA 71104
(318) 861-5941
shawb@legis.state.la.us


Judiciary B Committee Members:

State Senator Daniel "Danny" Martiny (Chairman)
131 Airline Highway
Suite 201
Metairie, LA 70001
(504) 834-7676
martinyd@legis.state.la.us

State Senator David Heitmeier (Vice-Chairman)
3501 Holiday Drive
Suite 225
New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 361-6356
heitmeid@legis.state.la.us

State Senator Donald R. "Don" Cravins, Jr.
P.O. Box 3552
Lafayette, LA 70502
(337) 943-2407
cravinsd@legis.state.la.us

State Senator Dale M. Erdey
P.O. Box 908
Livingston, LA 70754
(225) 686-2881
erdeyd@legis.state.la.us

State Senator D. A. "Butch" Gautreaux
1103 Eighth Street
Morgan City, LA 70380
(800) 562-3204
lasen21@legis.state.la.us

State Senator Eric LaFleur
P.O. Box 617
Ville Platte, LA 70586
(337) 363-5019
lafleure@legis.state.la.us

State Senator Robert "Rob" Marionneaux, Jr.
P.O. Box 577
Livonia, LA 70755-0577
(225) 637-3623
lasen17@legis.state.la.us

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