(RepublicanReport.com) – With President Joe Biden seemingly determined to whittle away as much of the Second Amendment as he can, this isn’t the best time to be a gun owner in America. However, unless Biden can scrap the Amendment altogether (which is unlikely), a lot of the policymaking power around firearms rests with state governments.
Luckily, plenty of state governments still respect their citizens’ Constitutional right to protect themselves. On Tuesday, April 27, the Louisiana Senate voted 27-11 to undo the current rules around concealed carry permits. All Republicans and one Democrat in the chamber voted in favor of the proposal.
Currently, adults wishing to carry a concealed handgun in public in Louisiana must have a state-issued permit, which requires them to undergo several hours of gun training. Supporters of the new bill say the existing permitting requirements violate their constitutional rights to bear arms. State Senator Jay Morris (R), who sponsored the new bill, criticized the current system, saying his legislation was “about liberty. It’s about freedom.”
🎉BREAKING NEWS: The Louisiana State Senate just passed @NRA-backed Constitutional Carry!
Will Louisiana be the twenty-first state to abolish government permission to carry a firearm? #lalege
— NRA (@NRA) April 27, 2021
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) defended the current permitting process and has indicated he will veto the new bill if the House sends it to his desk. Regardless of where it ends up, however, this legislation is an important representation of America’s fight to retain her gun ownership rights.
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