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Two Pro-Gun Bills Become Law in Louisiana

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

On June 30 and July 6 respectively, Governor Bobby Jindal (R) signed Senate Bill 534 and House Bill 556 into law.  These bills will go into effect on August 15.

SB 534, introduced by State Senator Troy Hebert (I-22), will allow for possession and transportation of lawfully-possessed firearms in Louisiana’s state parks, historic sites, preservation areas, wildlife refuges, and wildlife management areas. In addition, it will allow gun-owners to carry a firearm for self-defense in National Parks and Wildlife Refuges located in Louisiana.

HB 556, introduced by State Representative Ernest Wooton (R-105), will exempt concealed carry permit holders from the ban on carrying within 1,000 foot “Gun Free School Zone.”  State law prohibits any individual, even concealed carry permit licensees from possessing a firearm within 1,000 feet of any school property. An individual did not have to know that he or she was within the 1,000 foot zone, and the penalty for violation of this statute was a felony.   

Thank you to all those members who contacted Governor Jindal and 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 thank Governor Jindal and your state legislators today for their hard work and support for these pro-gun measures, SB 534 and HB 556.  

Governor Bobby Jindal
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