Louisiana: Package of Pro-Gun Bills Heads to the Governor’s Desk

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Four pro-gun bills have passed the Louisiana legislature, and will now be sent to the desk of Gov. John Edwards. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Four pro-gun bills have been passed by the Louisiana Legislature and will now be sent to the desk of Governor John Bel Edwards for his signature. These bills protect our freedom in times of uncertainty and emergency, including during the current COVID-19 outbreak.  Please contact Governor Edwards and ask him to sign these important measures.

House Bill 746, sponsored by Rep. Ray Garofalo, allows those who lawfully possess a firearm to carry concealed for self-defense during a mandatory evacuation under a declared state of emergency or disaster.

House Bill 781, sponsored by Rep. Blake Miguez, establishes that firearms and ammunition manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, suppliers, and retailers are “Essential Businesses” that shall not be prohibited from conducting business during a declared disaster or emergency.  HB 781 further prevents law-abiding gun owners’ rights from being infringed during proclaimed curfews.

House Bill 140, sponsored by Rep. Blake Miguez, prevents local authorities and municipalities from imposing restrictions to prohibit the possession of a firearm.  Preemption legislation is designed to stop municipalities from creating a patchwork of different laws that turn a law-abiding citizen into a criminal for simply crossing a jurisdictional line.

House Bill 334, sponsored by Reps. Bryan Fontenot, Blake Miguez, and Charles Owen, authorizes a concealed handgun permit holder to carry a concealed handgun in a church, synagogue, mosque, or other similar place of worship, with permission from church leadership.

Again, please contact Governor John Bel Edwards and ask him to sign the above pro-2A bills into law.


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Gerald
Gerald
1 month ago

I remember seeing on Ammoland a couple of months back that a legislator had filed a Constitutional Carry bill.
What happened to that bill?

Oldvet
Oldvet
1 month ago
Reply to  Gerald

@Gerald…A Demo controlled House

Gerald
Gerald
1 month ago
Reply to  Oldvet

Actually republicans are in charge of both houses and either the house or senate side has a supermajority

Oldvet
Oldvet
1 month ago
Reply to  Gerald

Gerald…What world are you living in ? Sure it was a republican controlled house that tried to impeach are republican president . Neither has a super majority .

Oldvet
Oldvet
1 month ago
Reply to  Oldvet

@Gerold …Just google the subject .

Gerald
Gerald
1 month ago
Reply to  Oldvet

BTW oldvet I have been reading Ammoland for a couple of years and have never posted. Not sure if there is a way to direct contact u but I enjoy reading ur comments on all the articles. Stay safe

F Riehl, Editor in Chief
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Reply to  Gerald

Thanks for reading and great to hear from you

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Gerald

, Well … what kept you?! Welcome aboard!

Gerald
Gerald
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

@Wild Bill, you are another poster that I have enjoyed reading comments from.
Def a communication issue between US congress and Louisiana state government.
I hope all who love our constitution stay safe durning these crazy time we are living in.

Oldvet
Oldvet
1 month ago
Reply to  Gerald

@Very Good I picked your comment from the recent comments did not see a reference to Louisiana .

Gerald
Gerald
1 month ago
Reply to  Oldvet

There is no problem on clarifying the issue. I was hoping that Louisiana could add on the Constitutional Carry # of states that is gaining momentum.

Gerald
Gerald
1 month ago
Reply to  Oldvet

I’m not talking about the US Congress. I’m talking about the Louisiana Congressional delegation. Republicans control both sides

Oldvet
Oldvet
1 month ago
Reply to  Gerald

@Gerald…don’t know who gave you a thumbs down but I will fix it .

Gerald
Gerald
1 month ago
Reply to  Oldvet

@OV you know some people just must not enjoy liberty or are so ignorant about the things they take for granted. Stay Safe

Oldvet
Oldvet
1 month ago
Reply to  Oldvet

@Gerald…There are 53 republican seats and 45 democrat seats in The Us Senate and 235 democrat seats and 199 Republicans in the US House !!!!!

Gerald
Gerald
1 month ago
Reply to  Oldvet

Yes sir, I understand that about the US Congress.
This was a state issue. Brought up by a state legislator for Louisiana. I’m excited the 4 bills that were passed are on their way for the governor to hopefully sign. After all he campaigned on being a pro 2A governor.

Oldvet
Oldvet
1 month ago
Reply to  Gerald

@Gerald…See they won’t let me make a mistake either !

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Oldvet

@OV, What we have here is a failure to communicate!

Oldvet
Oldvet
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

@WB…Yep , very good Jackie .

Rick D
Rick D
1 month ago

doing a happy dance now if we could just get them to pass constitutional carry

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago

Oh wow, finally some common sense gun bills.