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Louisiana: Gun Ban Hearing Scheduled for Tuesday, May 19!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Please Continue to Contact the Members of the House Committee on Administration of Justice!

The House Committee on Administration of Justice will hear House Bill 387 on Tuesday, May 19. This bill, sponsored by Cedric L. Richmond (D-101), is just another attempt to pass legislation that shows a striking resemblance to the failed federal semi-automatic gun ban that expired in 2004. HB 387 would establish far-reaching restrictions on commonly owned semi-automatic firearms (falsely defining them as "assault weapons") and ammunition magazines. HB 387 would ban many semi-automatic firearms that Louisianans use for self-defense, hunting, and shooting competitions.

HB 387 would also require current owners of such firearms to register their firearms with the State Police, obtain and renew a license annually to keep them, restrict how and where they may be used or transported, and allow the State Police to inspect private homes for compliance.

Please contact the members of the House Committee on Administration of Justice and respectfully urge them to oppose HB 387. To contact them, please call (225) 342-6945 or find their e-mail addresses listed below.

Chairman Ernest D. Wooton (R-105)
larep105@legis.state.la.us

Vice Chair Damon J. Baldone (D-53)
larep053@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Roy Burrell (D-2)
larep002@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Gregory Ernst (R-94)
larep094@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Elbert L. Guillory (D-40)
larep040@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Mickey J. Guillory (D-41)
larep041@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Lowell C. Hazel (R-27)
hazelc@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Frank A. Howard (R-24)
howardf@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Joseph P. Lopinto (R-80)
lopintoj@legis.state.la.us 

State Representative Barbara M. Norton (D-3)
nortonb@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Jonathan W. Perry (R-47)
perryj@legis.state.la.us

State Representative John M. Schroder, Sr. (R-77)
schrodej@legis.state.la.us  

State Representative Gary L. Smith, Jr. (D-56)
larep56@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Ricky J. Templet (R-85)
templetr@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Mack “Bodi” White, Jr. (R-64)
larep064@legis.state.la.us

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