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Louisiana Poised to Become the 28th Constitutional Carry State

Louisiana's SB 1 bill, allowing concealed carry without a permit, passes the legislature, marking a victory for Second Amendment rights amid rising crime rates.

In a decisive move that underscores the unwavering commitment to upholding Second Amendment rights, Louisiana is on the cusp of becoming the 28th state to enact a constitutional carry-style law. This landmark legislation, SB 1, has passed both the state House and Senate, thanks to the relentless efforts of Republican lawmakers and the steadfast support of Governor Jeff Landry (R-LA). With an expected signature from Governor Landry, the bill will empower law-abiding Louisiana residents, aged eighteen and older and not otherwise prohibited, to carry a concealed weapon without the need for a permit.

This pivotal legislation arrives at a critical juncture, as communities across Louisiana grapple with escalating rates of violent crime, including rape, murder, carjackings, and assaults. By enabling citizens to exercise their constitutional right to self-defense without bureaucratic red tape, SB 1 represents a significant step forward in ensuring the safety and security of residents. As articulated by Louisiana state Rep. Mike Johnson, this bill is more than legislation; it’s a lifeline to those seeking to protect themselves and their loved ones from the pervasive threat of violence.

The passage of SB 1 is a testament to the vision and leadership of Republican state Sen. Blake Miguez, the bill’s sponsor, who has championed the cause of constitutional carry with unwavering dedication. The legislation’s timing, set to take effect on Independence Day, is a symbolic nod to the foundational principles of liberty and individual rights that define our nation. It’s a celebration of the freedoms we hold dear and a reminder of the sacrifices made to secure them.

Governor Landry’s call to the state legislature to pass SB 1, alongside measures to impose tougher punishments for crime, underscores a comprehensive approach to law enforcement and public safety. In stark contrast to the previous administration, which vetoed similar constitutional carry legislation, Governor Landry’s commitment to signing SB 1 into law marks a new era for Louisiana. Under his leadership, the state is poised to reaffirm its dedication to the Second Amendment and the rights of its citizens.

The passage of SB 1 is not merely a legislative victory; it’s a declaration of Louisiana’s resolve to empower its citizens, uphold constitutional freedoms, and confront the challenges of crime and violence head-on. As we anticipate the bill’s enactment on the symbolic date of July 4th, we are reminded of the enduring importance of independence, self-reliance, and the right to self-defense. This legislation is a beacon of hope for those who believe in the sanctity of the Second Amendment and the critical role of lawful gun ownership in safeguarding our communities. In the face of adversity, Louisiana stands firm in its conviction that the right to bear arms is not just a constitutional provision but a fundamental aspect of American liberty and security.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.