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Another State Races to Become Constitutional Carry State

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The Louisiana Senate Judiciary C Committee voted 6-1 to pass constitutional carry legislation (SB 1), following the governor’s pledge to sign such a bill.

Constitutional carry, or permitless carry, would allow law-abiding adults aged 18+ to carry concealed handguns without a permit.

The Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) claimed that SB 1 “strengthens the right to self-defense in Louisiana by recognizing the right of any law-abiding adult who is at least 18 years old to carry a concealed firearm without first having to obtain government permission.”

The committee vote advanced the bill in Louisiana’s special legislative session focused on crime issues.

State Senator Blake Miquez, the bill’s sponsor, said it offers citizens options for self-defense amid rampant crime.

Miquez said, “Crime is rampant. We are offering law-abiding citizens limited options to defend themselves and their property.”

Currently 27 states have enacted constitutional carry laws, allowing permitless concealed carry.

The sole dissenting vote came from Democratic Senator Regina Barrow.

The bill now moves forward for additional legislative consideration.

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