On Thursday, May 13, 2010, the Louisiana Senate Committee on Local and Municipal Affairs will hear Senate Bill 526. Introduced by State Senator Edwin R. Murray (D-4), SB526 would prohibit firearms on all property belonging to the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board.
SB 526 would create an unnecessary exception to the recent law that prohibits employers from denying Louisianans the right to transport and store lawfully possessed firearms in locked, privately-owned motor vehicles, including while traversing or parking in any parking lot, parking garage or other parking area. The creation of any exemption would undermine the law and undoubtedly lead to more attempts to remove our right to self-defense from places we lawfully frequent.
Please contact the members of the Senate Committee on Local and Municipal Affairs TODAY. Respectfully urge them to OPPOSE SB 526. Contact information can be found below.
State Senator Jean-Paul J. Morrell (Chairman)
State Senator Dan Claitor
State Senator A.G. Crowe
State Senator Elbert L. Guillory
State Senator Karen Carter Peterson
State Senator Julie Quinn