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2014 State Legislative Bills

Post by Steve Raacke » 28 Feb 2014 05:06

All politics is LOCAL.
On March 10 our elected representitaves will begin the 2014 Legislative session. There are already several bills which have been prefiled which we should be watching closely.
You can find these bills by going to https://www.legis.la.gov/legis/BillSearch.aspx?sid=last and doing a search for the word FIREARM like I did.
Here are just a few of the bills which we should watch.
HB10 H.BURNS Provides relative to the exemption for law enforcement officers regarding the carrying of weapons in alcoholic beverage outlets
HB20 J.THOMPSON Provides relative to the possession of firearms by concealed handgun permit holders in certain alcoholic beverage establishments
HB72 LOPINTO Provides relative to the possession of firearms by concealed handgun permit holders and law enforcement officers in certain alcoholic beverage establishments
HB494 IVEY (Constitutional Amendment) Provides that the right to keep and bear arms includes the right to carry a concealed handgun without a permit or license
HB520 IVEY Excludes carrying a concealed handgun from the crime of illegal carrying of weapons for certain persons
SB68 KOSTELKA Provides relative to possession of a firearm by concealed handgun permit holders and law enforcement officers in certain alcoholic beverage establishments.
These are just a few of the bills we will see debated when the session starts. From reasturant carry to a Constitutional Amendment to allow what we commonly call Constitutional Carry we have a lot to watch. There are many more including bills to allow the use of supressors when hunting, bills to regulate the popular exploding targets used by many people and a bill allowing lifetime conceal carry permit holders the right to have short barrel rifles without regulation.
Obviously many of these bills won't make it through debate. Some will be drasticly changed or merged with other bills.
Now is your chance to learn what is on the table and to let your opinions be known. Go to the legislative website and read the bills. Then contact your local representitives and let them know where you stand on the issues.

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Re: 2014 State Legislative Bills

Post by georg jetson » 01 Mar 2014 09:59

Thanks for the heads up Steve. We need to pay attention because every year our legislators pass more laws restricting liberty even further.

In La, we don't need any more laws. We need to repeal most of the ones we have now. If you're going to call your senator or rep, may I suggest asikng to repeal the following:

RS 14:95.2
RS 14:95.4
RS 14:95.5
RS 14:95.6

This makes it simple. No arguing how to word a new law that ends up having unintended consequences. Repeal! Repeal! Repeal!!

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Re: 2014 State Legislative Bills

Post by Steve Raacke » 02 Mar 2014 09:52

georg jetson wrote:Thanks for the heads up Steve. We need to pay attention because every year our legislators pass more laws restricting liberty even further.

In La, we don't need any more laws. We need to repeal most of the ones we have now. If you're going to call your senator or rep, may I suggest asikng to repeal the following:

RS 14:95.2
RS 14:95.4
RS 14:95.5
RS 14:95.6

This makes it simple. No arguing how to word a new law that ends up having unintended consequences. Repeal! Repeal! Repeal!!
Georg,
I agree. Stop adding unnecessary laws and get rid of some of those already on the books. Have you read HB 494 yet? A bunch of useless verbiage added to Article 1, Section 11 just to allow "Constitutional Carry". I am sick of the "Let's let cops carry in restaurants" bills too. Having a badge should not grant you special rights. I have just as good a reason to carry as any police officer. I don't appreciate the "Allow CHP holders to carry in restaurants" bills either. They are fine with me being able to carry in a theater, in a park or in a grocery store but I need a CHP to prove I'm able to carry in a restaurant where someone may be sipping a beer? That's stupid.

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Re: 2014 State Legislative Bills

Post by Steve Raacke » 10 Mar 2014 07:46

Today, Monday, March 10, the Louisiana Legislature will convene for its 2014 Regular Session and a large number of bills – both pro-gun and anti-gun – have already been pre-filed.

Of the state legislation to be considered this session, the bills to watch include:

Urge State Lawmakers to Clarify the Right of Carry Permit Holders to Protect Themselves in Restaurants

Debate, surrounding state legislation during the 2013 session and a subsequent Louisiana Attorney General opinion on the issue of off-duty police officers carrying firearms in outlets offering alcoholic beverages, has highlighted a potential conflict between the concealed carry law and another section of criminal law that must be resolved.

Under R.S. 14:95.5, it is unlawful to possess a firearm in any commercial establishment where alcohol is served for consumption on the premises. The only exceptions to this are for owners or employees and law enforcement officers acting in the course of their official duties. Although the concealed carry law clearly states that bars, not restaurants, are off-limits to license holders, another subsection of that statute prohibits permit holders from carrying in any area where firearms are banned under state or federal law. That subsection, read in conjunction with R.S. 14:95.5, is where the potential conflict arises.

It is critical that the state legislature clear up any confusion during this session and confirm that Louisiana is among the 47 states that allow the carrying of firearms for personal protection in restaurants that serve alcohol.

House Bill 72, sponsored by state Representative Joe Lopinto (R-Metairie), and House Bill 20, sponsored by state Representative Jeff Thompson (R-Bossier City), clarify that concealed handgun permit holders may possess firearms in restaurants which serve alcohol. Both bills have been referred to the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee.

Contact information for committee members can be found at- http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Cmtes/H_Cmte_CJ.asp -please respectfully urge them to support HB 72 & HB 20.

Senate Bill 68, sponsored by state Senator Bob Kostelka (R-Monroe), mirrors House Bill 72 clarifies that concealed handgun permit holders may possess firearms in restaurants that serve alcohol. SB 68 has been referred to the Senate Judiciary B Committee.

Contact information for committee members can be found at- http://senate.la.gov/JudiciaryB/Assignments.asp -please respectfully urge them to support SB 68.

Contact Representatives and Senators in Support of Legislation Allowing for the Lawful Use and Ownership of Suppressors

As you know, suppressors are strictly regulated under the National Firearms Act. One must pay a $200 tax to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (BATFE), submit to an extensive background check that includes fingerprinting, and obtain a "certification" from local law enforcement on the application for an NFA firearm or device. Many Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) simply refuse to participate in this process. A measure has been filed to require CLEOs to act on certification of applicants for NFA items, such as suppressors. Without this legislation, individuals who want to legally purchase, own and use these devices can be arbitrarily denied the right to do so. Information on how you can help bring about this necessary reform can be found below.

House Bill 279, sponsored by state Representative Barry Ivey (R-Baton Rouge), requires local law enforcement officers to take action on certification of NFA applications. HB 279 has been referred to the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee.

Contact information for committee members can be found at - http://www.house.louisiana.gov/H_Cmtes/H_CMTE_CJ.asp - urge them to support HB 279.

In 2011, the Louisiana Legislature legalized the use of lawfully-owned suppressors for hunting non-game nuisance quadrupeds. Now is time for Louisiana to join the 28 other states which allow the use of these devices for hunting game animals. Suppressors help prevent hearing loss, mitigate noise complaints, and can increase the safety and enjoyment of the sport for both experienced and novice hunters. Two measures aimed at securing this right for Louisiana sportsmen were pre-filed for the 2014 session.

House Bill 186, sponsored by state Representative Cameron Henry (R-Metairie), allows for the use of lawfully-owned suppressors while hunting all game animals. HB 186 has been referred to the House Natural Resources Committee.

Contact information for committee members can be found at- http://www.house.louisiana.gov/H_Cmtes/H_CMTE_NR.asp -please respectfully urge them to support HB 186.

Senate Bill 212, sponsored by state Senator Rick Ward (R-Port Allen), allows for the use of lawfully-owned suppressors while hunting wild quadrupeds. SB 212 has been referred to the Senate Natural Resources Committee.

Contact information for committee members can be found at- http://www.senate.la.gov/NaturalResourc ... nments.asp -please respectfully urge them to support SB 212.



Let Your Elected Officials Know that You Oppose the Bills Below

Several anti-gun measures were also pre-filed and your state Representative needs to hear from you in opposition to them!

House Bill 13, sponsored by state Representative Austin Badon (D-New Orleans), makes it unlawful for a federal firearm licensed dealer to transfer a firearm without verifying that the purchaser has completed a firearms safety training course.

House Bill 272, sponsored by state Representative Alfred Williams (D-Baton Rouge), authorizes any municipality or parish to institute “gun buyback programs” with no guarantee that taxpayer dollars won’t be used to finance such events and a requirement that any firearms not kept by law enforcement be destroyed.

House Bill 826, sponsored by state Representative Wesley Bishop (D-New Orleans), repeals the “no duty to retreat” portions of the state’s Castle Doctrine law.

Please contact your state Representative and respectfully urge him or her to OPPOSE HB 13, HB 272 and HB 826. Contact information for House members can be found at- http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/H_Reps_ByName.asp

If you don’t know who your state Representative is, you can enter your address at http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/H_Reps_ByAddress.asp and the information will be provided to you.

Get involved. Send emails. Make phone calls. Now is the time to let your voice be heard.

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Re: 2014 State Legislative Bills

Post by XD-GEM » 24 Mar 2014 16:40

Everyone needs to go look at all of the firearm related bills for themselves. My schedule won't allow me to give my usual summary of them this session, but there are at least a few that we need to oppose as much as we want to support the ones steve and georg have listed. Among them are requirements for a minimum of training in order to purchase a firearm - all FFLs would be required to obtain proof of training before transferring any firearm.

There are also a few bills related to forfiture of foirearms in matters involving restraining orders/omestic disturbance cases and the like. I've only had a chance to skim through them, so I'll refrain from any analysys and just recommend that eveyone go to the list of bills and search for "firearm"

http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/BillSearc ... spx?srch=t

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Re: 2014 State Legislative Bills

Post by southernredneck1 » 25 Mar 2014 07:32

I've read through some of them, but got discouraged at the way they were worded. Does anyone know of a site that breaks these down in layman's terms for us non-lawyers?
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Post by southernredneck1 » 30 Mar 2014 07:36

Here's some more that they are trying to pass:

HB 747- Classifies domestic abuse as a crime of violence and requires offenders to participate in a intervention program. It also increases possible jail time for a second offense and makes it a felony.

HB 748- Allows victims of domestic abuse to be awarded exemplary damages by the court.

HB 749- Grants victims immediate divorce, instead of waiting 180 days as is required under current law. Allows victims to sue for spousal support.

HB 750- Requires law enforcement officers to arrest anyone in violation-- or anyone they believe to be in violation-- of a protective order.

HB 753- Prohibits those convicted of domestic abuse, or those against whom a protective order has been granted, from possessing a firearm. It requires LEO's to seize firearms at the scene of a domestic abuse call.
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Re: 2014 State Legislative Bills

Post by Steve Raacke » 31 Mar 2014 07:45

PRO- & ANTI-GUN LEGISLATION SCHEDULED FOR COMMITTEE HEARINGS NEXT WEEK IN BATON ROUGE

On Wednesday, April 2, the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee will hold a public hearing on two LSA- and NRA-supported measures that clarify that concealed handgun permit holders may possess firearms in restaurants that serve alcohol: House Bill 72 by state Representative Joe Lopinto (R-Metairie) and House Bill 20 by state Representative Jeff Thompson (R-Bossier City). That day, the committee will also hear a measure strongly opposed by NRA: House Bill 13 by state Representative Austin Badon (D-New Orleans), which imposes a mandatory training requirement on gun buyers.

HB 20 and HB 72 were introduced to resolve a potential conflict between two sections of state law: under R.S. 14:95.5, it is unlawful to possess a firearm in any commercial establishment where alcohol is served for consumption on the premises. The only exceptions to this are for owners or employees and law enforcement officers acting in the course of their official duties. Although the concealed carry law clearly states that bars, not restaurants, are off-limits to license holders, another subsection of that statute prohibits permit holders from carrying in any area where firearms are banned under state or federal law. That subsection, read in conjunction with R.S. 14:95.5, is where the potential conflict arises. It is critical that the state legislature clear up any confusion during this session and confirm that Louisiana is among the 47 states that allow for civilians to carry firearms for personal protection in restaurants that serve alcohol.

HB 13 makes it unlawful for a federal firearm licensed dealer to transfer a firearm without verifying that the purchaser has completed a gun safety training course. Louisianans have a fundamental right to own and possess firearms under the Second Amendment and the strongest state right to keep and bear arms constitutional provision in the country. This unnecessary restriction would essentially impose a tax (cost of training) and a waiting period (scheduling a training course) on the exercise of this right.

The committee will meet at 9:30am in Committee Room 6 of the State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Please make plans to attend the hearing if possible. If you cannot attend, please contact the members of the Criminal Justice committee and urge them to SUPPORT HB 72 and HB 20, but to OPPOSE HB 13:

* Messages can be left for Representatives by calling (225) 342-6945 *

Chairman Joe Lopinto (R-Metairie)
lopintoj@legis.la.gov

Vice-Chair Helena Moreno (D-New Orleans)
morenoh@legis.la.gov

Rep. Bryan Adams (R-Gretna)
adamsb@legis.la.gov

Rep. Austin Badon (D-New Orleans)
larep100@legis.la.gov

Rep. Terry Brown (I-Colfax)
browntr@legis.la.gov

Rep. Roy Burrell (D-Shreveport)
larep002@legis.la.gov

Rep. Mickey Guillory (D-Eunice)
larep041@legis.la.gov

Rep. Chris Hazel (R-Pineville)
hazelc@legis.la.gov

Rep. Valarie Hodges (R-Denham Springs)
hodgesv@legis.la.gov

Rep. Dalton Honore (D-Baton Rouge)
honored@legis.la.gov

Rep. Frank Howard (R-Many)
howardf@legis.la.gov

Rep. Terry Landry (D-New Iberia)
landryt@legis.la.gov

Rep. Sherman Mack (R-Livingston)
macks@legis.la.gov

Rep. Barbara Norton (D-Shreveport)
nortonb@legis.la.gov

Rep. Steven Pylant (R-Winnsboro)
pylants@legis.la.gov

Rep. Ebony Woodruff (D-Harvey)
woodruffe@legis.la.gov

Legislation expanding the use of suppressors while hunting game continues to move!

In 2011, the Louisiana Legislature legalized the use of lawfully-owned suppressors for hunting nongame nuisance quadrupeds. Now it's time for Louisiana to join the 28 other states which allow the use of these devices for hunting game animals. Suppressors help prevent hearing loss, mitigate noise complaints, and can increase the safety and enjoyment of the sport for both experienced and novice hunters.

Last week, the Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 212 by state Senator Rick Ward (R-Port Allen), NRA-backed legislation allowing for the use of lawfully-owned suppressors while hunting wild quadrupeds. Meanwhile, the House Natural Resources and Environment Committee unanimously reported out House Bill 186 by state Representative Cameron Henry (R-Metairie), NRA-supported legislation allowing for the use of lawfully-owned suppressors while hunting all game animals. SB 212 now moves to the House for consideration and HB 186 is scheduled to be debated on the House floor on Wednesday, April 2. Please contact your state Representatives and urge them to support HB 186!

Contact information for your House member can be found here:
http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/H_Reps_ByName.asp (click on the individual name for email and phone number)

If you don’t know who your House member is, visit this link to find out:
http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/FindMyLegislators.aspx

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Re: 2014 State Legislative Bills

Post by Steve Raacke » 13 Apr 2014 07:47

Louisiana: House Committee to Consider Gun Control Measure This Week

Bill seeks to impose mandatory training requirement on gun buyers - ACT NOW TO STOP THIS BILL

On Wednesday, April 16, the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee will hold a public hearing and vote on House Bill 13. Sponsored by state Representative Austin Badon (D-New Orleans), this NRA-opposed bill would make it unlawful for a federal firearm licensed dealer (FFL) to transfer a firearm without verifying that the purchaser has completed a gun safety training course. This is not about requiring training to obtain a permit to carry firearms for self-defense -- this is requiring training to simply purchase and own a firearm in your home.
Louisianans have a fundamental right to own and possess firearms under the Second Amendment and the strongest state right to keep and bear arms constitutional provision in the country. This restriction would essentially impose a tax (cost of training) and a waiting period (scheduling and taking a training course) on the exercise of this constitutional right.
This measure was defeated last year in this same committee by just one vote. It is critical that you express your opposition to this ill-conceived mandatory training bill! Here's what you can do to help defeat this attempt to restrict your right to purchase and own firearms in Louisiana:
Attend Wednesday's hearing at 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 6 of the State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Upon arriving at the committee room, you will want to complete and sign a RED card against HB 13. You may indicate on the card whether you wish to speak or simply register your opposition to this measure.
Call and e-mail members of the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee and politely urge them to OPPOSE HB 13. In addition to the contact information provided below, messages can also be left for state Representatives at the state Capitol during the week by calling (225) 342-6945 .
House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee:

Rep. Joe Lopinto (R-Metairie), Chairman
504-838-5430
Lopintoj@legis.la.gov

Rep. Helena Moreno (D-New Orleans), Vice-Chairman
504-568-2740
Morenoh@legis.la.gov

Rep. Bryan Adams (R-Gretna)
504-361-6013
Adamsb@legis.la.gov

Rep. Austin Badon (D-New Orleans)
504-243-7783
Larep100@legis.la.gov

Rep. Terry Brown (I-Colfax)
855-261-6566
Browntr@legis.la.gov

Rep. Roy Burrell (D-Shreveport)
318-676-7137
Larep002@legis.la.gov

Rep. Mickey Guillory (D-Eunice)
337-457-0194
Larep041@legis.la.gov

Rep. Chris Hazel (R-Pineville)
318-767-6082
Hazelc@legis.la.gov

Rep. Valarie Hodges (R-Denham Springs)
225-791-2199
Hodgesv@legis.la.gov

Rep. Dalton Honore (D-Baton Rouge)
225-771-5674
Honored@legis.la.gov

Rep. Frank Howard (R-Many)
318-256-4135
Howardf@legis.la.gov

Rep. Terry Landry (D-New Iberia)
337-373-9380
Landryt@legis.la.gov

Rep. Sherman Mack (R-Livingston)
225-686-3887
Macks@legis.la.gov

Rep. Barbara Norton (D-Shreveport)
318-632-5887
Nortonb@legis.la.gov

Rep. Steven Pylant (R-Winnsboro)
318-435-7313
Pylants@legis.la.gov

Rep. Ebony Woodruff (D-Harvey)
504-361-6972
Woodruffe@legis.la.gov

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Re: 2014 State Legislative Bills

Post by Steve Raacke » 13 Apr 2014 08:03

Agenda, April 16, committee room 6, Admin. of Crim. Justice

Here is a link for the agenda for this coming Wednesday. There are several firearm bills are on here.
http://house.louisiana.gov/Agendas_2014 ... _14_CJ.pdf

HB 13 BADON WEAPONS/FIREARMS Creates the crime of unlawful sales of firearms
(This is the one requiring proof of training before being able to purchase a firearm.)

HB 494 IVEY WEAPONS/FIREARMS (Constitutional
Amendment) Provides that the right to keep and bear
arms includes the right to carry a concealed handgun
without a permit or license

HB 519 IVEY WEAPONS/FIREARMS Authorizes the possession
of short barrel firearms without federal registration for
lifetime concealed handgun permit holders

HB 520 IVEY WEAPONS/FIREARMS Excludes carrying a
concealed handgun from the crime of illegal carrying
of weapons for certain persons

HB 673 WILLIAMS, A CRIME/ABUSE Requires seizure of firearms
following a domestic violence claim
(Slippery slope bill here.)

HB 707 GAROFALO WEAPONS/FIREARMS Creates an exception to
the crime of carrying a concealed weapon on a school
campus for concealed weapons holders who are
teachers or administrators of certain schools

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Post by 357ruger » 13 Apr 2014 10:11

Looks like we are going to be voting on HB494 in Nov for election day (appl)

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Post by Yrdawg56 » 13 Apr 2014 15:10

Good work ...I have been out of the loop, didn't even know this was in the works

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Post by lawdog » 13 Apr 2014 16:30

Yes, thank you Steve for that posting.
I plan on going to BR on Wednesday just to speak out against HB 673 in the committee hearing. When I get back I will post an update about what I know.
I have posted on another site in an attempt to drum up opposition to this bill. It really is amazing what some legislators will propose. Foolish of me to be surprised, I suppose.
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Post by lawdog » 14 Apr 2014 06:47

Agenda for Wednesday, April 16, 2014; House committee room 6, Admin. of Criminal Justice committee:

http://house.louisiana.gov/Agendas_2014 ... _14_CJ.pdf
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HB 673
(April 16, 2014)

Here is the text of HB 673 (seizure of firearms when domestic abuse claim is made):

http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocum ... x?d=878939
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Post by lawdog » 14 Apr 2014 06:57

southernredneck1 wrote:I've read through some of them, but got discouraged at the way they were worded. Does anyone know of a site that breaks these down in layman's terms for us non-lawyers?
At the end of the bill there is a section labeled "Abstract". That is the bill in a nutshell. It says what the bill would do in short, simple terms.

Look for the word "Abstract", that's what you want to find.
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Post by Steve Raacke » 14 Apr 2014 09:35

lawdog wrote:Yes, thank you Steve for that posting.
I plan on going to BR on Wednesday just to speak out against HB 673 in the committee hearing. When I get back I will post an update about what I know.
I have posted on another site in an attempt to drum up opposition to this bill. It really is amazing what some legislators will propose. Foolish of me to be surprised, I suppose.
I already have plans on being there to speak on behalf of LOCAL on the Firearms bills they will be discussing.

HB13 -Against. There should not be a requirement to get training to exercise a civil right.
HB494- For. We would support a vote to amend Art 1, Sec 11 to clearly state that no license is needed to conceal carry a firearm.
HB519- For. We are in favor of dialing back the restrictions on the right to own short barrel rifles even if this requires a permit for now. Baby steps.
HB520- For. We support the right to conceal carry without a permit.
HB673- AGAINST! We strongly oppose any laws restricting the right to own or bear arms, especially when a person has not been convicted of a crime, only accused.
HB707-For. We support laws which allow citizens to carry in schools to protect our children. This is for teachers and staff. It's a good place to start. Again, baby steps.

Join us if you are able. Let your voice be heard Wednesday in the Capital.
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Re: 2014 State Legislative Bills

Post by Steve Raacke » 14 Apr 2014 09:36

357ruger wrote:Looks like we are going to be voting on HB494 in Nov for election day (appl)
We still have work to do to get it there. We need everyone who can speak in favor of this bill to show up.

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Re: 2014 State Legislative Bills

Post by Steve Raacke » 14 Apr 2014 09:57

For those who can't make it to the Capital on Wednesday morning you can still tune in via the live internet streaming video at this link- http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Video/WM/H ... hcr6wm.asp

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Re: 2014 State Legislative Bills

Post by Yrdawg56 » 14 Apr 2014 19:04

My suggestion...judges would set firearm rights review date following completion of sentence for convicted felons.

We would also have reviews of these rights, if suspended , at intervals.

Forever and always losing a constitutional right, especially RTKBA , should not be taken lightly as it currently is.

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Re: 2014 State Legislative Bills

Post by Steve Raacke » 15 Apr 2014 07:56

I need to correct something.
Yesterday I posted that in regards to HB494 (the Constitutional Carry bill) that 18-20yos would still be forced to Open Carry.
I was WRONG. The bill does not set any age limits on the right to carry. It states
Section 11. The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms is fundamental
and shall not be infringed. Any restriction on this right shall be subject to strict
scrutiny. The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms includes the right to
possess a concealed handgun without the necessity of obtaining a permit or license,
unless the person is prohibited from possessing a firearm under the laws of Louisiana
or the laws of the United States.
I was basing this on news reports from earlier coverage of this bill where it was stated that anyone 21yo or older would be able to CC without a permit.
Those reports were inaccurate.
I will edit my earlier post.

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Re: 2014 State Legislative Bills

Post by Steve Raacke » 05 May 2014 08:00

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In April I went to the State Capital in Baton Rouge to speak on behalf of LOCAL members in front of the House of Representatives Committee on Criminal Justice and the Senate Committees hearing several gun related bills. I joined other progun representatives such as Barret Kendrick who was there to represent his company, Bearco Training as well as Tara Mica from the NRA/ILA.
I've networked with members of other groups such as La Coordinator for Gun Rights Across America, Bradley Gulotta as well as Mike Weinberger from Home Defense Foundation of New Orleans. And La Shooting Association is always there with someone speaking up for gun owners. A lot got done last month.

The fight isn't over yet. Tomorrow I will be back at the Capital. The Committee on Criminal Justice is meeting again and the agenda is full of gun bills. Some good and some bad.
Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Committee Room 6
9:30 a.m.
INSTRUMENTS TO BE HEARD:

HB 279 IVEY WEAPONS/FIREARMS Requires certain law
enforcement officers to take action on request to
purchase firearms

HB 519 IVEY WEAPONS/FIREARMS Authorizes the possession
of short barrel firearms without federal registration for
lifetime concealed handgun permit holders

HB 520 IVEY WEAPONS/FIREARMS Excludes carrying a
concealed handgun from the crime of illegal carrying
of weapons for certain persons

HB 673 WILLIAMS, A CRIME/ABUSE Requires seizure of firearms
following a domestic violence claim

HB 826 BISHOP, WESLEY CRIME Repeals Louisiana's "stand your ground" law

HB 1171 BISHOP, WESLEY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES Provides with
respect to penalties for possession of marijuana and
synthetic cannabinoids

SCR 69 MORRISH CHILDREN Creates the "Erin's Law" task force.

SB 132 MORRELL GAMING Provides relative to the certain records
held by the Board of Gaming Control. (8/1/14)

SB 140 MURRAY CRIME/PUNISHMENT Provides that failure to
provide law enforcement with affidavit of theft of
vehicle shall not create civil presumption of insured's
participation in vehicle theft. (gov sig)

SB 229 MARTINY CRIME/PUNISHMENT Provides relative to
reducing certain habitual offender sentences. (8/1/14)

SB 330 CLAITOR CRIME/PUNISHMENT Creates the crime of illegal
use of unmanned aircraft to capture images (DRONE
Act). (gov sig)

SB 592 MORRELL CRIME/PUNISHMENT Provides relative to
penalties for second degree battery. (8/1/14)

SB 608 BROWN, TROY CRIMINAL JUSTICE Provides relative to arrest
warrants. (gov sig)

SB 651 ALLAIN WEAPONS Authorizes legislators, officers of the
legislature, and certain retired and active reserve or
auxiliary law enforcement officers to carry weapons
under certain conditions. (gov sig)
I'm out there in person speaking for LOCAL but I need you to help. Get informed about the bills. Email and call your Representatives today and let them know where you stand. Don't be confused. The Second Amendment doesn't protect our right to bear arms. YOU are the one who protects the right. IF you don't keep fighting our enemies will push their restrictions upon us. Let your voice be heard.

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Re: 2014 State Legislative Bills

Post by XD-GEM » 10 May 2014 11:18

Way to go, Steve! (appl)

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