Louisiana Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Louisiana Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Louisiana gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Louisiana can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Louisiana State Constitution

"The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be abridged, but this provision shall not prevent the passage of laws to prohibit the carrying of weapons concealed on the person."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"All government, of right, originates with the people, is founded on their will alone, and is instituted to protect the rights of the individual and for the good of the whole. Its only legitimate ends are to secure justice for all, preserve peace, protect the rights, and promote the happiness and general welfare of the people. The rights enumerated in this Article are inalienable by the state and shall be preserved inviolate by the state."

"No law shall impair the right of any person to assemble peaceably or to petition government for a redress of grievances."

"The people of this state have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free and sovereign state; and do, and forever hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right, pertaining thereto, which is not, or may not hereafter be, by them expressly delegated to the United States of America in congress assembled."

Louisiana Gun Laws

Louisiana Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
Louisiana Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source: HandgunLaw.us)
Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit Unit (Source: Louisiana State Police Public Safety Services)
Louisiana Concealed Handguns Frequently Asked Questions (Source: Louisiana State Police Public Safety Services)

Louisiana Hunting Rules & Regulations

Louisiana Hunting (Source: Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries)
Louisiana Hunting Regulations (Source: Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries)
Louisiana Hunting Licenses & Permits (Source: Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries)
Indiana Fish & Wildlife Online License System (Source: Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries)
Louisiana Hunter Education (Source: Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries)

Louisiana Shooting Ranges

Louisiana State Shooting Ranges (Source: Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's WhereToShoot.org)
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NRA.org)
All Shooting Ranges (Source: RangeListings.com)

Louisiana Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source: IDPA.com)
IDPA Matches (Source: IDPA.com)
USPSA Clubs (Source: USPSA.org)
USPSA Matches (Source: USPSA.org)
USA Shooting Clubs (Source: USAShooting.org)
USA Shooting Matches (Source: USAShooting.org)
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source: 4-HShootingSports.org)

Louisiana NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Louisiana State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Louisiana Gun Shows and FFLs

Louisiana Gun & Knife Shows (Source: GunShows-USA.com)
Louisiana Gun Shows (Source: GunShowTrader.com)
Louisiana FFL Holders (Source: FFLGunDealers.net)
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source: FBI.gov)
Louisiana Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source: FixNICS.org)

Louisiana's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

Louisiana Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Gubernatorial (Source: VoteSmart.org)
State Legislature (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Statewide Officials (Source: VoteSmart.org)
NRA's Ranking of Louisiana Public Officials (Source: NRA-PVF.org)

Louisiana Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Gun and Ammo Laws by State

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