Louisiana Enacts New Constitutional Carry Law: A Landmark Victory for Gun Rights

Louisiana has recently become the 28th state to implement a constitutional carry law, allowing law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms without a permit. The new law was signed by Republican Gov. Jeff Landry, who has been a strong advocate for gun rights.


The law, which will go into effect on July 1, 2024, has been hailed as a “landmark victory” by the National Rifle Association (NRA). The NRA’s state director, Kelby Seanor, praised the new law, stating, “It’s fundamentally clear – law-abiding citizens should never have to seek government permission to safeguard themselves and their families.”


The constitutional carry law has been a contentious issue in the state, with some arguing that it will lead to an increase in gun violence. However, supporters of the law believe that it will empower law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families.


The new law has garnered support from many in the state, including Republican state Rep. Danny McCormick, who has been a vocal proponent of constitutional carry. In a statement, McCormick said, “Today, we join 27 other states in passing Constitutional Carry. I promised the folks of Louisiana that I would champion Constitutional Carry into law, and within two months, I have honored that commitment.”


Louisiana joins a growing list of states that have enacted similar laws, including Texas, Tennessee, and Florida. The constitutional carry movement has gained momentum in recent years, as more and more states have moved to loosen restrictions on gun ownership.


The new law in Louisiana is a significant victory for gun rights advocates, who have long argued for the right of law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms without a permit. It remains to be seen how the law will be received in the state, but for now, it is a major win for those who believe in the Second Amendment.