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Louisiana: State Park Carry To Be Heard in House Committee Soon

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Last week the Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 534, which would bring Louisiana into agreement with a recently passed federal law that allows the carrying and possession of firearms in national parks and wildlife refuges in accordance with applicable state carry laws. 

SB534, introduced by State Senator Troy Hebert (I-22), would allow possession and transportation of any lawfully-owned firearm in state parks, state historic sites, state preservation areas, wildlife refuges, wildlife management areas and other areas controlled by the Office of State Parks.  This important change would benefit Louisiana gun owners when they visit state parks, national parks and wildlife refuges in Louisiana. SB534 would bring Louisiana in line with the new Federal law that went into effect on February 22.  Currently, SB 534 sits in the Administration of Criminal Justice Committee but has not yet been scheduled for a hearing.

Please contact the members of the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee TODAY and respectfully urge him or her to SUPPORT SB 534.  Contact information for the committee is listed below.

State Representative Ernest Wooton (R-105) (Chairman)
(504) 393-5649
larep105@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Damon Baldone (D-53) (Vice Chair)
(985) 876-8872
larep053@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Roy Burrell (D-2)
(318) 676-7137
larep002@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Mickey Guillory (D-41)
(337) 457-0194
larep041@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Lowell Hazel (R-27)
(318) 767-6082
hazelc@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Frank Howard (R-24)
(318) 256-4135
howardf@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Walt Leger III (D-91)
(504) 556-9970
legerw@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Joseph Lopinto III (R-80)
(504) 456-3806
lopintoj@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Barbara Norton (D-3)
(318) 632-5887
nortonb@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Jonathan Perry (R-47)
(337) 893-5035
perryj@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Gary Smith, Jr. (D-56)
(985) 764-9122
larep56@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Charmaine Marchand Stiaes (D-99)
(504) 942-7835
larep099@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Ricky Templet (R-85)
(504) 361-6013
templetr@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Ledricka Johnson Thierry (D-40)
(337) 948-0369
thierryl@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Mack “Bodi” White, Jr. (R-64)
(225) 791-2199
larep064@legis.state.la.us

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