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Louisiana: "Red Flag" Legislation Scheduled for Hearing Next Week

Friday, May 17, 2019

Louisiana: "Red Flag" Legislation Scheduled for Hearing Next Week

On Tuesday, May 21, the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee is scheduled to consider gun control legislation (HB 483) that would deny a gun owner their right to keep and bear arms without due process.  Please contact committee members and strongly urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 483.


House Bill 483, sponsored by Rep. Gary Carter, seeks to create so-called “red flag” laws that do not protect due process and would allow for the seizure of firearms pursuant to an ex parte hearing. The NRA will continue to oppose any proposal that does not fully protect due process rights

Again, please contact members of the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee and urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 483.

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Also on Tuesday, the Louisiana House is scheduled to vote on pro-gun preemption legislation, House Bill 281.

House Bill 281, sponsored by Rep. Blake Miguez, removes vague language in Louisiana’s existing preemption statute to prevent a patchwork of laws throughout the state that could potentially and unknowingly turn a law-abiding gun owner into a criminal.  It is important to note that this bill does not change the places that are currently prohibited under state law.

Again, please contact your state Representative and strongly urge them to SUPPORT House Bill 281.

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