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Louisiana: Important Self-Defense Legislation Introduced in Louisiana Legislature

Monday, March 14, 2016

Louisiana: Important Self-Defense Legislation Introduced in Louisiana Legislature

2016 Regular Session Starts This Week!

Today, the Louisiana Legislature convenes for its 2016 Regular Session.  Several important pro-self-defense measures were pre-filed in advance of session and will soon receive referrals to the anticipated committees listed below.  

Senate Bill 202, sponsored by state Senator Neil Riser (R-Columbia), would provide victims of domestic abuse an immediate way to legally protect themselves by allowing petitioners of protective orders to temporarily carry handguns for self-defense while considering training options or waiting for their carry permits to be approved.   SB 202 will soon be sent to the Senate Judiciary B Committee; please contact the committee members below and urge them to support this important self-defense legislation.

House Bill 121, sponsored by state Representative Valarie Hodges (R-Denham Springs), would expand self-defense rights for carry permit holders by clarifying that state agencies and local governments cannot establish "gun-free zones" beyond those locations that are listed as off-limits under the state's concealed carry law.  The legislation would impose civil fines on entities that maintain illegal ordinances and establish a legal remedy for citizens who are adversely impacted by restrictions enacted outside the scope of agencies' and localities' legal authority.  Rep. Hodges also pre-filed House Bill 176, legislation similar in language and purpose to SB 202, described above.  HB 121 & HB 176 will soon be referred to the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee; please contact committee members and urge them to support these key personal protection measures.

You can contact members of both committees by clicking here or the Take Action button above.

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