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Legislation to Ban "Assault Weapons" Pending in Louisiana House

Discussion in 'The Bayou Club' started by BayouSlide, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. In case y'all have missed this, if you're a Louisiana voter and gun owner, please note the following from the NRA legislative alerts and consider writing the committee members a respectful and well-considered e-mail.

    LOUISIANA (2): Legislation to Ban "Assault Weapons" Pending in Louisiana House! House Bill 869 would establish far-reaching restrictions on semi-automatic firearms (dubbing them "assault weapons") and ammunition magazines. HB 869 affects every firearm modified to conform with the now-extinct Clinton Gun-Gan plus other semi-automatic firearms that have no resemblance to those rifles that were banned. Please contact the members of the House Criminal Justice Committee and respectfully urge them to oppose HB 869.

    Here's the gist of the issue.

    The Legislature will convene for its 2007 Regular Session on Monday, April 30.

    State Representative Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans) has introduced House Bill 869, which would establish far-reaching restrictions on semi-automatic firearms (dubbing them "assault weapons") and ammunition magazines. HB 869 affects every firearm modified to conform with the now-extinct fClinton Gun-Ban plus many other semi-automatic firearms that have no lineage to those rifles or any military-style orientation whatsoever.

    Like the failed Clinton Gun-Ban that sunset in 2004, this bill is about demonizing certain firearms based on how they look, not about crime fighting. But unlike the previous federal law, which banned the manufacture and sale of many commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms to civilians after the effective date of the act, HB 869 goes much further. HB 869 would require current owners of such firearms to register their firearms with the State Police, obtain and renew a license annually to keep them, restrict how and where they may be used or transported, and allow the State Police to inspect private homes for compliance. HB 869 has been referred to the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee.

    Please contact the committee members below next week in Baton Rouge and urge them to oppose HB 869:

    Administration of Criminal Justice Committee
    (All members can be reached through the House switchboard at (225) 342-6945 or through the PULS line (800) 256-3793 outside the Baton Rouge area)

    Chairman Danny Martiny

    Rep. Alex Heaton

    Rep. Damon Baldone

    Rep. Beverly Bruce

    Rep. Roy Burrell

    Rep. Don Cazayoux

    Rep. Charlie DeWitt

    Rep. Eric LaFleur

    Rep. "Romo" Romero

    Rep. Jane Smith

    Rep. Warren Triche

    Rep. "Bodi" White

    Rep. Ernest Wooton

  2. I have just received an e-mail reply from Representative Baldone of Houma saying that he has decided to vote against this bill.
  3. D-DAY

    D-DAY "Sexy Sharp"

    This will never fly. If it does you can scratch the nickname "Sportsman's Paradise."

    From what it sounds they want to implement an administrative type system over these weapons. You register your weapon, sign your rights away, and enter into an "a priori" type agreement, which means you and your dwelling(s)/property can be searched for compliance.

    This is my take anyway.

    Just because N.O. cant handle their problems I see no need to force BS gun laws on the rest of the state.
  4. LSP972


    May 25, 2000
    Zachary, LA
    That's what this is really all about. And the rest of the state is getting damned sick and tired of hearing about New Orleans this, New Orleans that, more money for New Orleans... and the crime rate keeps climbing.

    Keeps climbing here in the Baton Rouge area too. Had a shooting almost every day last week. Three guesses as to who the shooters were...

    Gawd, I cannot wait until the wife has her time in and we can leave this sorry place behind for good...

  5. mrwiggins

    mrwiggins lookout ladies

    May 31, 2004
    alot of good times and memories have been had here, i'll always have a home here. i just hope we can remain free. i hope this bill dies