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Pro-Gun Bill Passes and Anti-Gun Bill Stalls in the Louisiana Senate

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NRA alert I received today.

On Wednesday, May 19, the Louisiana Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 534, which would bring Louisiana into agreement with a recently passed federal law that allows the carrying and possession of firearms in national parks and wildlife refuges in accordance with applicable state carry laws.

In addition, Senate Bill 526, has come to a halt in the Louisiana Senate which grants a temporary victory for gun owners in the Pelican State. SB526, introduced by State Senator Edwin R. Murray (D-4), would prohibit firearms on all property belonging to the New Orleans Sewage and Water Board.

State Senator Troy Hebert (I-22) introduced SB534, which would allow possession and transportation of any lawfully-owned firearm in state parks, state historic sites, state preservation areas, wildlife refuges, wildlife management areas and other areas controlled by the Office of State Parks. This important change would benefit Louisiana gun owners when they visit both state and National Parks or Wildlife Refuges in Louisiana. SB534 would bring Louisiana into compliance with a new Federal law that went into effect on February 22. Currently, SB 534 moves to the House Natural Resources and Environment Committee but has not yet been scheduled for a hearing.

SB 526 would also create an unnecessary exception to the recent law that prohibits employers from denying Louisianans the right to transport and store lawfully possessed firearms in locked, privately-owned motor vehicles, including while traversing or parking in any parking lot, parking garage or other parking area. The creation of any exemption would undermine the law and undoubtedly lead to more attempts to remove our right to self-defense from places we lawfully frequent. This bill is not finished just yet. There is still a possibility that this bill may be considered again. We thank our members for the calls and emails to your Senators which has kept this anti-gun bill from progressing in the legislature.
Please contact the members of the House Natural Resources and Environment Committee TODAY and respectfully urge him or her to SUPPORT SB 534. Please keep checking your email and our website at www.NRAILA.org for further updates on SB 534 and SB 526.

House Natural Resources and Environment Committee

State Representative Gordon E. Dove, Sr. (R-52) (Chairman)
(985)876-8823
larep052@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Karen Gaudet St. Germain (D-60) (Vice Chair)
(225)687-2410
larep060@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Bobby G. Badon (D-39)
(337)896-3482
badonb@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Robert E. Billiot (D-83)
(504)436-8929
billiotr@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Henry L. Burns (R-9)
(318)949-2463
burnsh@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Simone B. Champagne (D-49)
(337)276-4916
champags@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Franklin J. Foil (R-70)
(225)342-6777
foilf@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Jerry Gisclair (D-54)
(985)798-7707
gisclait@legis.state.la.us

State Representative John E. Guinn (R-37)
(337)824-0376
guinnj@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Joe Harrison (R-51)
(800)935-2081
harrisoj@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Reed S. Henderson (D-103)
(504)278-6599
hendersr@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Sam Jones (D-50)
(337)828-7778
joness@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Eddie J. Lambert (R-59)
(225)644-4947
larep059@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Samuel P. Little (R-14)
(318)556-7026
littles@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Jack Montoucet (D-42)
(337)783-2999
montoucj@legis.state.la.us

State Representative James H. Morris (R-1)
(318)995-6852
larep001@legis.state.la.us

State Representative Patrick C. Williams (D-4)
(318)676-5990
larep004@legis.state.la.us
 

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Sen Murray, after realizing he did not have the votes on the floor, asked to "pass over" his bill. As the above article explains, it may be heard again--but, it is currently stalled. The information is correct.
 

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Actually, under the legislation, an individual would be able to possess a firearm on state and federal parks and WMAs (prohibitions on some areas within federal parks still apply). Administrative rules currently prohibit such possession. As such, you could not carry in federal parks--per the federal provision.
 

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What about the Bill that would allow Firearm Owners, with Concealed Weapon Permits, to Carry within a 1000 feet of a School?

Is that still pending before the Louisiana Legislature?
 

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No, its not wrong. You will be able to carry within state and federal lands in Louisiana.
 

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Yes, SB81 will be on the House floor this week. HB556 is awaiting a hearing in the Senate. SB81 will then need concurrence in the Senate.
 

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55bowtie wrote:
georg jetson wrote:
Text of bill...


BTW... the NRAs article claiming that this will bring La. in comliance with Fed law is INCORRECT as has been shown in another thread.

http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum26/43548.html
So why was this quoted?????
Because the article was INCORRECT!! The 2 issues have NOTHING to do with each other... Title 56 does NOT give the LA. Dept. of Wildlife jurisdiction over FEDERAL lands. As it stands now OC in FEDERAL WMA's and other FEDERAL lands under the US Department of Interior is legal according to the laws of the state the FED lands are contained. OC is LEGAL is LA. and the Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries regulations do NOT apply to Feds lands. Simple enough??



Edit - I had emailed Senator Hebert on this issue and wanted to say thst his secretary, Kimberlee Bergeron, was extremely helpful and prompt with her emails regarding this matter... THANKS Kimberlee!!!!
 

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WHY DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THE BILLS?Are you NOT READING THEM??????I know you like to post and make people look wrong.But this is kinda cut and dry.



 
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Since your boy Troy refuses to answer, I'll ask here.
Article 1 sec 11 of the state constitution already guarantees the right to bear arms.
All that is needed is to PUNISH the state parks folks for VIOLATING said right.
NRA80 is more than not a shill for the NRA (negotiate rights away) from another state.

How 'bout getting the NRA to ask your boy Troy to step up to the plate and make this demand for us?
 

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mark edward marchiafava wrote:
Since your boy Troy refuses to answer, I'll ask here.
Article 1 sec 11 of the state constitution already guarantees the right to bear arms.
All that is needed is to PUNISH the state parks folks for VIOLATING said right.
NRA80 is more than not a shill for the NRA (negotiate rights away) from another state.

How 'bout getting the NRA to ask your boy Troy to step up to the plate and make this demand for us?
So will you be OCing in a state park soon?

Ask not what OCDO or the NRA can do for you, but what you can do for them.

Yata hey
 

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mark edward marchiafava wrote:
Since your boy Troy refuses to answer, I'll ask here.
Article 1 sec 11 of the state constitution already guarantees the right to bear arms.
All that is needed is to PUNISH the state parks folks for VIOLATING said right.
NRA80 is more than not a shill for the NRA (negotiate rights away) from another state.

How 'bout getting the NRA to ask your boy Troy to step up to the plate and make this demand for us?
There are many ways to protect one's rights...

In this case, the state legislature had assumed power it did not have and without constitutional authority many years ago, charged the Dept of W&F with enforcing a "no gun without a license" statute. We know that NOTHING in the LA. Const gave them this authority... but recourse available to the citizen is multifaceted...

Making various law enforcement agencies "pay" for enforcing UNCONSTITUTIONAL law is most certainly one option we have.

Another is having a court of competent jurisdiction declare it unconstitutional BEFORE you have any encounters with LE agencies.

Another is electing legislators that will do the right thing such as Sen. Hebert in this case.

I make no claim that these are our only choices, but most certainly good ones...


My point is WE FIGHT ANY WAY WE CAN... and we fight to WIN.
 

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NRA80 wrote:
Actually, under the legislation, an individual would be able to possess a firearm on state and federal parks and WMAs (prohibitions on some areas within federal parks still apply). Administrative rules currently prohibit such possession. As such, you could not carry in federal parks--per the federal provision.
Under what legislation... what are you referring to... Federal or State legislation?
 
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