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Overview for Louisiana

Chapter 44 of Title 18 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) does not allow citizens, convicted of a felony with a prison sentence over a year to own firearms. This includes hand guns, and long guns. Many states allow convicted felons to own firearms after a certain amount of time has passed, (usually 10 years or more) since the end of their sentence, and/or if they are given a full pardon by certain authority figures (Governors, President, etc.) Louisiana allows citizens convicted of a felony to own firearms after their suspension of sentence, or completion of their sentence, parole, or probation.

Residents of Louisiana may buy firearms and ammunition from any other state, whether it is adjacent to Louisiana or not. These firearms maybe delivered to them or they may transport them into the state. The purchase must comply with Louisiana law, federal law, and the laws of the state one is purchasing the gun from.

Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails

Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to Purchase No No
Open Carry Yes Yes
Concealed Carry No Yes
State Preemption of Local Restrictions Yes Yes
Firearm Registration No No
Owner License No No

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Official Concealed Carry page for Louisiana.

Louisiana Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Louisiana Magazine Capacity


Does Louisiana have an inheritance gun law?

Louisiana does not have an inheritance gun law.

Louisiana FAQ

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