SB534, introduced by State Senator Troy Hebert (I-22), would allow for possession and transportation of otherwise lawfully-possessed firearms in
House Bill 556, introduced by State Representative Ernest Wooton (R-105), would exempt concealed carry permit holders from the ban on carrying within 1,000 foot “Gun Free School Zone.” Both SB534 and HB556 will now be transmitted to Governor Bobby Jindal (R) for his consideration. State law prohibits any individual, even concealed carry permit licensees from possessing a firearm within 1,000 feet of any school property. An individual does not have to know that he or she is within the 1,000 foot zone, and the penalty for violation of this statute is a felony.
Thank you to all those members who contacted their state legislators during this process. Also, thank you to The
Please contact Governor Jindal today and respectfully urge him to support these pro-gun measures, SB 534 and HB 556.
Governor Bobby Jindal
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