Firearms Related Legislation for 2021

Here is a list of firearms related legislation proposed in Louisiana for the 2021 Legislative Session.

  • HB16 Rep. Danny McCormick (R)- [Supported by LSA] Constitutional Carry,¬† legalizes Concealed Carry for the same law-abiding citizens who can legally Open Carry in Louisiana. The Concealed Handgun License will remain in tact as an option for those who wish to seek reciprocity in other states.
  • HB48 Rep. Blake Miguez (R)- [Supported by LSA] Provides relative to the requirements for concealed handgun permit safety and training course applicants and instructors
  • HB52 Rep. Debbie Villio (R)- [LSA has No Position] (Constitutional Amendment) Adds aggravated battery committed with a firearm to the list of crimes for which special juvenile procedures are not required
  • HB118 Rep. Larry Frieman (R)- [Supported by LSA] Firearms Protection Act making Louisiana a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary State, to prevent federal regulation from infringing¬†on a citizen’s right to keep and bear arms.
  • HB124 Rep. Paul Hollis (R)- [Supported by LSA] Provides an exception to certain offenses of illegal carrying of weapons for persons with a concealed handgun permit
  • HB326 Rep. Tammy Phelps (D) [Opposed by LSA] Removes the requirement that the handgun be possessed on the offender’s person in order for illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile to apply
  • HB353 Rep. Mandie Landry (D) [Opposed by LSA] Prohibits the private transfer of firearms between lawful individuals without first obtaining a background check
  • HB596 Rep. Bryan Fontenot (R)- [Supported by LSA] Provides relative to the concealed carrying of firearms; not “true” Constitutional Carry as currently written, it is an advancement for the right to keep and bear arms (i.e., it’s not what we want, but its better than what we have). The LSA would like to see this bill amended.
  • HB597 Rep. Blake Miguez (R)- [Supported by LSA] Provides relative to prohibition on certain governmental entity contracts with companies that discriminate against firearm and ammunition industries
  • SB115 Sen. Barrow Peacock (R)- [LSA has No Postition] Prohibits possession of firearms, ammunition, or electric weapons or devices by certain felons
  • SB118 Sen. John Morris (R)- [Supported by LSA] Provides relative to the concealed carrying of firearms by extending the prohibition from carrying and concealing a handgun while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled dangerous substance to non-permitted but otherwise legal carriers and extends the notification requirement to police officers to non-permitted but otherwise legal carriers

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