Louisiana lawmakers have pre-filed a handful of firearms bills.
One of those bills proposes that if federal laws pass, banning or restricting semi-automatic firearms, those laws would not be enforceable in Louisiana. That's if federal law tries to ban or restrict anyone from owning a semi-automatic firearm, magazine, accessory... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police will be buying guns from citizens who want to dispose of them on May 12 at the Little Zion Baptist Church. The program, in partnership with the Greater New Orleans/Jefferson Gun Buyback Committee, will start at 9 a.m. The church is at 4821... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says nearly 250 people suspected of ties to terrorism bought firearms in 2010. The purchases were permitted under federal law. The 247 people who were allowed to buy weapons did so after going through required background checks. About the same number of people suspected of... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Four Baton Rouge churches will be offering more than spiritual counseling and messages for redemption next week. They'll be handing out gas cards to anyone who turns in an illegally held handgun or assault weapon.
Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden announced the "Gas for... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Concealed weapons will be allowed inside some of Louisiana's churches. The House gave final passage to the proposal with a 64-26 vote Thursday, sending the measure to Gov. Bobby Jindal, who supports it. Churches, synagogues and mosques choosing to allow concealed carry will have to... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Concealed weapons would be allowed inside churches, synagogues or mosques - if the religious leaders agree - under a bill headed to the House floor for debate. The measure sponsored by Rep. Henry Burns, R-Haughton, passed out of the House Criminal Justice Committee in an... more »
Which way should the Supreme Court side? Some say Chicago is violating the 2nd amendment, which allows you to keep and bear arms. Others say the ban on handguns is saving lives. Should individual states and cities have the right to ban guns despite what the constitution says. What rights... more »