The Louisiana Senate agreed Monday to rewrite the state’s constitutional protections for gun and weapon owners so that it would be harder to restrict the use of firearms.
Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia, described his proposed constitutional change as ensuring the state has strong protections for gun owners. Because the language would be written into the Louisiana Constitution, it would limit future lawmakers’ ability to write restrictions on weapons, like concealed handguns.
The bill was opposed by the district attorneys association, chiefs of police and higher education leaders. They argued it could open to court challenge the dozens of existing prohibitions on guns, such as those at schools, in churches and in the Louisiana Capitol. They also said it could leave lawmakers unable to enact gun-free zones.
Source: The Town Talk