Please contact your Senator to oppose this legislation.
On Monday, March 26, the Louisiana Senate will consider anti-gun legislation, Senate Bill 231. Please contact your state Senator immediately and strongly urge them to OPPOSE SB 231 when it comes up for a vote.
Senate Bill 231 would burden FFL’s with the requirement to report a NICS denial to the sheriff of the parish in which the attempted purchase occurred within 24 hours. FFLs who fail to do so would be subject to the same penalty as an attempted purchaser (five to twenty years imprisonment at hard labor). Further, this measure would create a “shall prosecute provision,” thereby removing all discretion from the state prosecutors and REQUIRING them to prosecute those that have violated a protective order by possessing, carrying concealed, purchasing, or attempting to purchase a firearm. Removing prosecutorial discretion inhibits the prosecutor’s traditional role of gatekeeper to the criminal justice system, whereby the prosecutor is free to pursue those most dangerous to society, while taking into account the specific facts of an individual case to grant leniency when warranted.
Again, it is important that you contact your state Senator and strongly urge them to OPPOSE SB 231 when it comes up for a vote. For contact information or to locate who represents you, click here