LA: Constitutional Carry Passes to the Louisiana Senate!

Contact the Senate Judiciary B Committee in Support of Constitutional Carry!

I am happy to report that because of your actions, and those of gun owners throughout the state, Constitutional Carry bill HB 131 overwhelmingly passed the Louisiana House of Representatives by a bipartisan, veto-proof margin of 71 to 29, and has advanced to the Louisiana Senate!

Constitutional Carry bill HB 131 restores the ability of law-abiding gun owners, 18 years and older, to carry a concealed handgun in the state of Louisiana without a permit, subject to the carry restrictions identified in subsections (M) and (N) of the concealed handgun permit statute La. R.S. 40:1379.3.

HB 131 has now been referred to the Senate Judiciary B Committee, and with less than two weeks remaining in the legislative session, it is imperative the bill be scheduled for a committee hearing and passed to the Senate floor as soon as possible!

That is why I ask that you please take action and contact the committee IMMEDIATELY!

Below is a template you can use to email the committee.

To the Senate Judiciary B Committee: email [email protected]

Dear Mr. Chairman, 

As a citizen of Louisiana and a supporter of Gun Owners of America, I am writing to you today in SUPPORT of Constitutional Carry bill HB131, and to urge you and the committee members to support the bill as well. 

The right to keep and bear arms is a God-given, fundamental right enumerated in both the United States Constitution and the Louisiana Constitution. Thus, it is unacceptable that law-abiding citizens, such as myself, are forced to ask permission of the government to exercise our right to defend ourselves, families, and communities.

That is why I, and a considerable majority of the people in Louisiana, support Constitutional Carry! This support was recognized and confirmed by the Peoples’ representatives in the House when HB131 was overwhelmingly passed with a bipartisan, veto-proof margin of 71 to 29. 

Now, Constitutional Carry bill HB131 has been referred to this committee, and with less than two weeks remaining in this legislative session it is imperative that HB131 be scheduled for a hearing and passed to the Senate floor as soon as possible!

So I ask that you, and the committee members, please support and defend my God-given rights, and the rights of all Louisianans, by first scheduling Constitutional Carry bill HB131 for a hearing as soon as possible and then by PASSING Constitutional Carry bill HB131 favorably out of this committee.   

Gun Owners of America will monitor this bill and keep me informed.   

Thank you. 

[insert your name] 

Once you have emailed, please follow up with a call to the committee (225-342-0654).

Thank you for taking action to support our God-given rights and for continuing to push Constitutional Carry forward!

Please let the Senate Judiciary B Committee members know that the people of Louisiana support Constitutional Carry bill HB131!