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    Marksman

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    2021 Louisiana Proposed Legislation

    The legis-critters are coming back into session for 2021 and there's a slate of gun-related bills on the docket for consideration. Here's a summary. I have added notes for PRO, NEUTRAL, and AGAINST the 2nd amendment.

    The only really BAD bill so far is Mandie Landry's universal background check bill. I doubt this will get a lot of traction in our legislature, but we'll need to keep an eye on it.

    Many of the NEUTRAL bills deal with juveniles and/or sentencing requirements, and I simply don't know enough about this to have a strong opinion. Other informed opinions are always welcomed.

    Please leave comments / additions / errors below, and I'll update this list periodically.

    Mike

    • PRO HB9 (TURNER-R): TAX/SALES-USE-EXEMPT: Provides for the Annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Holiday (OR -$350,000 GF RV See Note)
    • PRO HB16 (MCCORMICK-R): WEAPONS/HANDGUNS: Provides relative to the concealed carrying of firearms
    • PRO HB48 (MIGUEZ-R): WEAPONS/HANDGUNS: Provides relative to the requirements for concealed handgun permit safety and training course applicants and instructors
    • NEUTRAL HB106 (CARPENTER-D): CRIMINAL/SENTENCING: Provides relative to pleas of guilty or nolo contendere in felony cases
    • PRO HB118 (FRIEMAN-R): WEAPONS/FIREARMS: Provides relative to enforcement of federal firearm laws
    • PRO HB124 (HOLLIS-R): WEAPONS: Provides an exception to certain offenses of illegal carrying of weapons for persons with a concealed handgun permit
    • NEUTRAL HB136 (CARPENTER-D): STUDENT/DISCIPLINE: Provides relative to suspensions and expulsions of public school students
    • NEUTRAL HB159 (MALINDA WHITE-D): DOMESTIC ABUSE: Provides for the definition of domestic abuse
    • PRO HB194 (MCKNIGHT-R): SHERIFFS: Allows a sheriff or deputy sheriff to purchase a duty weapon upon retirement for fair market value
    • NEUTRAL HB240 (JENKINS-D): WEAPONS/HANDGUNS: Provides relative to the issuance of certain identification to qualified retired law enforcement officers
    • AGAINST HB326 (PHELPS-D): WEAPONS/HANDGUNS: Provides relative to illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile
    • AGAINST HB353 (LANDRY-D): WEAPONS/FIREARMS: Provides relative to stronger background checks for gun purchases
    • NEUTRAL HB411 (HUGHES-D): STUDENT/DISCIPLINE: Provides relative to student discipline
    • PRO HB447 (BUTLER-R): HEALTH CARE: Provides relative to employment of licensed ambulance personnel and nonlicensed providers of health-related services convicted of certain offenses
    • NEUTRAL HB452 (DAVIS-R): DOMESTIC ABUSE: Creates a domestic violence fatality review team within the Louisiana Department of Health
    • PRO HB493 (PRESSLY-R): CRIMINAL/SENTENCING: Reduces diminution of sentence for good behavior for certain weapons violations
    • PRO HB596 (FONTENOT-R): WEAPONS/HANDGUNS: Provides relative to the concealed carrying of firearms
    • PRO HB597 (MIGUEZ-R): CONTRACTS: Provides relative to prohibition on certain governmental entity contracts with companies that discriminate against firearm and ammunition industries
    • NEUTRAL SB115 (PEACOCK-R): CRIME/PUNISHMENT: Prohibits possession of firearms, ammunition, or electric weapons or devices by certain felons. (8/1/21)
    • PRO SB118 (MORRIS-R): WEAPONS: Provides relative to the concealed carrying of firearms. (8/1/21)
    • PRO SB139 (JIMMY HARRIS-D): CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: Provides relative to sentencing when a defendant possessed, used, or discharged a firearm in the commission of certain offenses. (8/1/21)
    Last edited by RaleighReloader; April 22nd, 2021 at 06:42 PM.
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    oldbie

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    Good news but there's nothing in there making LA a 2A sanctuary state...
    "Be water, my friend..."

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    Marksman

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    Quote Originally Posted by LACamper View Post
    Good news but there's nothing in there making LA a 2A sanctuary state...
    Yes there is. See HB118. To wit:

    A. The following federal acts, laws, executive orders, administrative orders, court orders, rules, and regulations shall be considered infringements on a citizen's right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 11 of the Constitution of Louisiana, within the borders of this state including but not limited to:

    1. Any tax, levy, fee, or stamp imposed on firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition not common to all other goods and services that may reasonably be expected to create a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by law-abiding citizens. Excise taxes colleted pursuant to the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669 et seq.) are excluded from this prohibition.
    2. Any registering or tracking of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition that may reasonably be expected to create a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by law-abiding citizens.
    3. Any registering or tracking of the owners of the firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition that may reasonably be expected to create a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by law-abiding citizens.
    4. Any act forbidding the possession, ownership, or use or transfer of a firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition by law-abiding citizens.
    5. Any act ordering the confiscation of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition from law-abiding citizens.

    B. All federal acts, laws, executive orders, administrative orders, court orders, rules, and regulations that infringe upon a citizen's right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 11 of the Constitution of Louisiana, regardless if enacted before or after this Part, shall be held invalid and of no effect in this state.
    Mike
    Last edited by RaleighReloader; April 13th, 2021 at 08:12 AM.
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    Marksman

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    Thanks for taking time to share this.

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    Marksman

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    How many laws do we need ? Thanks for sharing this.

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    LEO

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike84z28 View Post
    How many laws do we need ? Thanks for sharing this.
    Many probably aren't NEW laws, but bills to amend current laws.

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    Marksman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kraut View Post
    Many probably aren't NEW laws, but bills to amend current laws.
    Virtually all of them are amendments to existing laws. Many—like the laws dealing with sentencing and such—just nibble at the edges and tweak a few words.

    Mandie Landry's HB353 is probably the most dramatic. It would impose "universal background checks," AKA the "mandatory gun registry" on all of us. It needs to be soundly refuted.

    Mike
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    Marksman

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    HB118 For the Win

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    On Target

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    Yes, this is a good bill but I don't like 1814D calling people "not legally present in the United States or the state of Louisiana" law-abiding citizens.

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    XD-GEM

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    HB 159 could be problematic.
    HB159 (MALINDA WHITE-D): DOMESTIC ABUSE: Provides for the definition of domestic abuse

    It seeks to redefine "Domestic Violence" as "Domestic Abuse" and could include mere threats as "abuse." This bill purports to address cases of divorce and child custody, however, other "red flag" type laws could possibly be affected if they reflect back to the laws amended by this bill for their definitions pursuant to the removal of firearms from someone.

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