Committee Vote Set Today On Bill Gutting Louisiana Pre-emption Law

posted on May 3, 2016

The Louisiana House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee will hold a public hearing this afternoon on an important measure that would gut the state’s firearm pre-emption law currently in effect.

House Bill 959, sponsored by Democrat state Rep. John Bagneris, would give the City of New Orleans the statutory authority to pass any law city officials wanted to govern the sale, purchase, possession, ownership, transfer, transportation, license, or registration of firearms and ammunition. The only reason city officials haven’t restricted citizens’ rights in these areas already is because Louisiana Revised Statutes Section 40:1796(A) prohibits municipalities and parishes from enacting ordinances and regulations more restrictive than state law. 

Use Your Power!

NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action urges all Louisianans to contact the members of the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee and urge them to oppose HB 959. Please also try to attend the hearing and sign up to speak against, or register your opposition to, HB 959 by filling out a red card. You can contact committee members here.

Latest

gun range timer
gun range timer

Gun Skills: Utilizing Timed Turning Targets

The use of timed targets can be a very-effective way to add useful stress to your training routine.

Gun Review | SDS MAC 2 Tactical Wood

A good shotgun doesn’t have to be expensive. This one is a good example. It’s affordable, nimble and, perhaps most important, it’s reliable.

This Election Could Determine The Future Of The Second Amendment

The stakes for freedom could not be higher as we head toward this year’s elections. If you value your rights as a gun owner and citizen of the world’s last, best hope for liberty, you cannot afford to be on the sidelines.

Here is What the Justices Had to Say About Bump Stocks

The question before the Supreme Court was whether a semi-automatic firearm equipped with a bump stock should be reclassified by the ATF as a machine gun. Here is what they had to say.

The Armed Citizen® March 1, 2024

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

Proof That Sen. Schumer Doesn’t Care About Crime

It is telling that anti-Second Amendment legislators spend no time contemplating the actual causes of crime; instead, they are stuck on repeat. It is therefore our job to talk about what really works.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.