Louisiana Is One Step Closer To Permitless Carry, Governor Expected To Sign


Louisiana is progressing towards allowing permitless carry, as Republican legislators recently advanced related bills during a special session aimed at addressing violent crime. These measures, passed in the Senate along party lines, are now with the House, where Republicans hold a strong majority. Governor Jeff Landry is expected to sign them into law.

The proposed legislation, often referred to as a “constitutional carry bill,” enables adults 18 and older to carry concealed handguns without a permit, bypassing current requirements like fingerprinting and fees.

The bills also propose civil immunity for those using concealed firearms in self-defense. This move is part of a broader “tough-on-crime” agenda, including stricter sentencing and expanded execution methods.

Louisiana would join 27 other states with similar laws already on the books.

Previously, a similar bill was vetoed in 2021 by then-Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat. However, with the current Republican-led government, the bill is expected to pass, and would become effective on July 4th.

About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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