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Louisiana: Two Pro-Gun bills Move to the Governor’s Desk!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

On Wednesday, June 16, the State House passed Senate Bill 534 by a vote of 80 to 3.  Also on Wednesday, by a vote of 88 to 3, the State House passed House Bill 556.

SB534, introduced by State Senator Troy Hebert (I-22), would allow for possession and transportation of otherwise lawfully-possessed firearms in Louisiana’s state parks, historic sites, preservation areas, wildlife refuges, and wildlife management areas. In addition, it would allow gun-owners to carry a firearm for self-defense in National Parks and Wildlife Refuges located in Louisiana.

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 Louisiana Shooting Association for their dedicated effort in helping to pass House Bill 556.

Please contact Governor Jindal today and respectfully urge him to support these pro-gun measures, SB 534 and HB 556.

Governor Bobby Jindal
Phone: (225) 342-7015
Click here for email

 

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