Posted June 2, 2023 5:33 pm by Comments

By Joshua Barnhill

Contact the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee in Support of Constitutional Carry!
With less than a week remaining in the legislative session, Constitutional Carry bill HB131, authored by Rep. Danny McCormick, was passed out of the Senate Judiciary B committee and has been referred to a second Senate committee, the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs committee.
This past Tuesday, HB131 was moved favorably out of committee by a bipartisan vote of 4-1. Unfortunately, the bill was amended over the objections of GOA and the bill author, raising the age an individual can permitlessly carry a concealed weapon from 18 years and older to 21 years and older. 
As amended, HB131 would restore the ability of law-abiding gun owners, 21 years and older, to carry a concealed weapon in the state of Louisiana without a permit, subject to the carry restrictions identified in subsections (M) and (N) of the concealed handgun permit statute La. R.S. 40:1379.3, and those restrictions on the open carry of firearms.
You may be wondering why HB131 is now sitting in a second Senate committee instead of being voted on by the full Senate?
Under the Senate rules, any bill passed favorably out of committee that is likely to raise or reduce taxes or fees by

Source: Gun Owners of America

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