April 24, 2024


Constitutional Carry Bill SB 1 by Senator Blake Miguez is scheduled for hearing this upcoming Tuesday, February 20th at 9:00 a.m. in Senate Judiciary C.

SB 1 restores the ability of law-abiding gun owners, 18 years and older, to carry a concealed handgun in Louisiana without a permit, subject to certain carry restrictions found in the concealed handgun permit statute La. R.S. 40:1379.3.

Additionally, Senator Miguez has filed SB 2, a bill limiting liability for persons who carry a firearm under Louisiana’s concealed handgun permit statutes.  SB 2 will also be heard this upcoming Tuesday in Senate Judiciary B.

Specifically, SB 2 limits potential liability based on the actions of an individual who owns, possesses, uses, or carries a concealed handgun under Louisiana’s concealed handgun permit statutes.

Both of these bills are important steps in fully restoring the rights of Louisianans to defend themselves, their families, and their communities.

Currently, 27 states recognize that Americans have the right to carry a firearm for self-defense without first seeking government permission. These states, not coincidentally, are among the safest in the country. It’s well past time that Louisiana joined these states and removed the unreasonable and unconstitutional limits on Louisianans’ exercise of their Second Amendment rights. 

I am asking that you please take action and contact the members of Senate Judiciary B and C and ask that they support your constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms!

In Liberty,

Joshua S. Barnhill

Louisiana Director

Gun Owners of America

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