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Bill to Allow Louisianans to Carry Firearms in State Parks Needs Your Help!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A new federal law took effect February 22 allowing possession and carrying of firearms in national parks and wildlife refuges, in accordance with state law.  However, because the new federal law does not preempt any state ban, this important change cannot take effect in Louisiana until state law is changed to allow the possession of firearms in state parks.

On Thursday, May 6, the Senate Natural Resources Committee will hear Senate Bill 534.  Senator Troy Hebert (I-22) introduced this bill which would allow possession and transportation of any lawfully-owned firearm in state parks, state historic sites, state preservation areas and other areas controlled by the Office of State Parks.  This important change would benefit Louisiana gun owners when they visit both state and federal lands in Louisiana.

Please contact the members of the Senate Natural Resources Committee and respectfully ask them to support SB 534.

Senate Natural Resources Committee

Senator "Nick" Gautreaux (Chairman)
(337) 740- 6425
gautreauxn@legis.state.la.us

Senator Dan "Blade" Morrish (Vice-Chairman)
(337) 824-3979
morrishd@legis.state.la.us

Senator "Jody" Amedee
(225) 644-1526
amedeej@legis.state.la.us

Senator Norby Chabert
(985) 858-2927
chabertn@legis.state.la.us

Senator Troy Hebert
(337) 365-8484
hebertt@legis.state.la.us

Senator Michael J. "Mike" Michot
(337) 262-1332
lasen23@legis.state.la.us

Senator John R. Smith
(800) 259-2709
smithj@legis.state.la.us

Senator A.G. Crowe (Interim Member)
(985) 643-3600
crowea@legis.state.la.us


 

On this edition of the ILA Report, Cam Edwards speaks to NRA-ILA Media Liaison Vickie Cieplak about top firearms news and legislation from across the nation. In headlines this week:

  • Minnesoata: Anti-Gun Legislators Trying to Remove Pro-Gun Amendment from Trauma Care Bill
  • Anti-Gun Attacks Continue in Illinois
  • Bill to Allow Louisianans to Carry Firearms in State Parks

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