On Wednesday, June 1, the House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice will consider a number of bills of interest to
House Bill 11, introduced by state Representative Thomas McVea (R-62), would remove the requirement that Louisianans seek additional training upon the expiration of their concealed handgun permits.
House Bill 413, introduced by state Representative Ernest Wooton (I-105), removes the ban on the possession of concealed handguns by Concealed Handgun Permittees (CHPs) on the campuses of public or private institutions of higher education.
House Bill 489, introduced by state Representative Alan Seabaugh (R-5), removes the requirement that an individual must wait six months after becoming a resident to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
House Bill 8, introduced by state Representative Juan LaFonta (D-96), would create a misdemeanor offense for intentionally selling ammunition without verifying that the serial number is still intact on "the firearm in which the ammunition will be used." This legislation is a burden to lawful firearm ownership and unworkable.
For example, if you wanted to purchase ammunition for hunting deer, turkey, and rabbits during a stop at the local gun shop, you would have to show your deer rifle, shotguns or handguns—otherwise you could not purchase ammunition. If you were on your way to duck camp and your friend calls and asks you to pick up more shells for the whole crew, this legislation would prohibit it. This legislation also poses a problem for Louisianans with firearms that were purchased before 1968, as serial numbers were not federally required.
House Bill 316, introduced by state Representative Wesley Bishop (D-101), would expand the use of "technical," non-violent carry offenses (which in some states are punishable by minor fines) to serve as predicates for “repeat offender” enhancements for firearm-related offenses that could result in a loss of a constitutional right (lifetime firearm disqualification) and lengthy terms of imprisonment.
For example, an individual may inadvertently carry into a prohibited building in
Please contact members of the House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice and respectfully urge them to SUPPORT: HB 11, HB 413 and HB 489, and to OPPOSE: HB 8 and HB 316.
House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice:
Representative Ernest D. Wooton (I-105), Chairman
Representative Damon J. Baldone (D-53), Vice Chairman
Representative Roy A. Burrell (D-2)
Representative Mickey James Guillory (D-41)
Representative Lowell C. Hazel (R-27)
Representative Dalton W. Honoré (D-63)
Representative Frank A. Howard (R-24)
Representative Walt Leger, III (D-91)
Representative Joseph P. Lopinto III (R-80)
Representative Helena N. Moreno (D-93)
Representative Barbara M. Norton (D-3)
Representative Gary L. Smith, Jr. (D-56)
Representative Charmaine Marchand Stiaes (D-99)
Representative Ricky J. Templet (R-85)
Representative Ledricka Johnson Thierry (D-40)
Representative Mack A. "Bodi" White, Jr. (R-64)