The Louisiana legislature has sent a bill to Governor John Bel Edwards that would add the Sportsman’s Paradise to the ever-growing list of constitutional carry states. The bill would allow anyone to carry a concealed firearm who can legally own a gun and is at least 21 years old.
Democrat Governor Edwards, however, is likely to veto the bill.
From wwltv.com . . .
Edwards has defended the current permitting process as appropriate.
“That’s the right balance to strike. And I feel very strongly about that. I also feel very strongly that a considerable majority of the people in Louisiana support the system we currently have,” Edwards said when asked about the proposal in April.
Under the provisions of the bill, concealed carriers would still be required to disclose that they are carrying a weapon to law enforcement officers and submit to a search when asked. Police would also have the right to disarm someone carrying a gun.
The bill passed both the House (73-26) and the Senate (27-9) by veto-proof majorities. If the governor nixes the bill as expected, the question will then become whether the legislature will vote to override and make Louisiana a constitutional carry state. Stay tuned.