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Q. Law specificity - 'may not carry a pistol in _____ caliber."

Fallschirjmäger

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On another forum, someone is asking if LA prohibits the carrying of pistols chambered in 'rifle' calibers. Specifically they said that they heard (friend of a friend's friend) that carrying a FN FiveSeven pistol was prohibited because the 5.7x28 round was a 'rifle caliber'.

This would come as shocking news to me, so I thought I'd better ask the state experts.
 

sraacke

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Aaahhhh, the friend of a friend legal advise. That's almost as good as the some guy on a gun forum on the internet legal advise.
My thought is, La doesn't have a law against carrying rifles or other long arms. Why would they have a law against carrying a pistol in a "rifle caliber", whatever that is? Is a 9mm a "rifle caliber"? Because I know people with 9mm pistols and 9mm rifles. I know people who own .357/38 Special rifles and revolvers. I know some who have .22 caliber rifles and .22 cal pistols.
My policy is, if anyone is going to tell me that there is a law against me doing something that person is obligated to cite that law to back up his claim.
 

georg jetson

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On another forum, someone is asking if LA prohibits the carrying of pistols chambered in 'rifle' calibers. Specifically they said that they heard (friend of a friend's friend) that carrying a FN FiveSeven pistol was prohibited because the 5.7x28 round was a 'rifle caliber'.

This would come as shocking news to me, so I thought I'd better ask the state experts.
It would come as a shock to me too. It's likely that this is a rumor in the making.
 

The Truth

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If I were a cop I would not carry a 5-7. I'd probably carry 10mm, maybe .40 S&W if I were around a lot of people all day.
 

HeroHog

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I'm callin' BS until someone gives me a cite of the law that prohibits it myself!

My 9mm pistol caliber rifle:


I also had one of these:


AND this one as well!:
 

Grapeshot

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Valhalla
I'm callin' BS until someone gives me a cite of the law that prohibits it myself!

My 9mm pistol caliber rifle:


I also had one of these:


AND this one as well!:

Weren't those the ones you had before that tragic boating accident on one dark and stormy night. :lol:
 
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