We regret to inform you that Louisiana’s constitutional carry bill, which aimed to allow law-abiding adults to carry concealed handguns without a permit, has unfortunately failed to pass in the state’s 2023 legislative session. This outcome has left many supporters of Second Amendment rights disheartened. It is essential that we continue to fight for our rights and freedoms in Louisiana.
Louisiana’s Constitutional Carry Bill Falls Short: Despite significant efforts and support from citizens advocating for the bill, Louisiana’s constitutional carry legislation did not receive the finale passage and signature required to become law during the 2023 legislative session. The bill, which aimed to remove barriers and allow responsible adults to exercise their right to self-defense, was unfortunately pulled by Rep. Danny McCormick after they wanted to amend his bill to add training requirements and mandatory presentation of valid state IDs to police if requested, which McCormick opposed.
While the failure of the constitutional carry bill is disheartening, we remain steadfast in our commitment to advocating for our Second Amendment rights. We will regroup and continue engaging with policymakers to champion the cause of constitutional carry in Louisiana. It is through our collective efforts, persistence, and unwavering dedication that we can strive to achieve a future where law-abiding citizens can freely exercise their right to bear arms.
While HB 131 failed to pass this year, and a previous attempt was vetoed by Governor Edwards during the 2021 legislative session, we hope to have the rights restored during one of the future Louisiana Legislative Sessions.