Yesterday, the Louisiana Legislature gave final approval to Constitutional Carry Legislation, Senate Bill 118. This important self-defense measure now heads to the desk of Governor John Bel Edwards for his signature. Please contact Governor Edwards and ask him to sign Senate Bill 118 into law.
Senate Bill 118 removes the requirement for law-abiding individuals to obtain a concealed handgun permit before being allowed to carry concealed, a handgun for self-defense. This important legislation ensures that citizens are able to exercise their right to self-defense without government red tape or delays. This measure does not affect previously issued carry permits, and allows citizens who still wish to obtain a permit in order to carry in other states recognizing Louisiana permits, to do so.
Again, please contact Governor John Bel Edwards and ask him to sign Senate Bill 118 into law.
The legislature also passed pro-gun legislation, House Bill 124, yesterday. This measure will follow SB 118 to Governor Edwards’ desk for his signature.
House Bill 124 clarifies Louisiana’s concealed carry laws that cause individuals with a concealed carry permit to possibly be arrested for carrying a knife, while also lawfully carrying a firearm for self-defense. This is not the intent of the law, and HB 124 clears this up.
Stay-tuned to NRA-ILA Alerts for updates on these important self-defense measures.