USCCA Statement on Passage of Constitutional Carry in Louisiana

West Bend, WI – The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), which is the largest, fastest-growing self-defense association in the country dedicated to responsible gun owners, today released a statement celebrating the passage of Senate Bill 1, which empowers law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed firearm without a government permit. 

“On behalf of the USCCA’s 800,000 members nationwide, we commend members of the Louisiana Legislature, Governor Jeff Landry, and the countless Second Amendment champions for their efforts in getting this pivotal legislation signed into law. Law-abiding citizens should not be required to ask for government approval or encounter bureaucratic hurdles to exercise their constitutional right, ” said Katie Pointer Baney, Managing Director of Government Affairs for the USCCA.  

28 states now recognize the inherent right of every law-abiding citizen to defend themselves, their loved ones, and their communities with a firearm. Many states that have recently implemented constitutional carry have seen decreases in crimes committed with firearms, including Ohio and Florida

“Despite detractors’ attempts to twist facts, constitutional carry will make Louisiana communities safer by empowering more law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families. Responsibly armed Americans understand that exercising a right does not eliminate personal responsibility. Firearms education and training remain fundamental to their ability to protect themselves and others. The constitutional carry movement, and the positive results we’ve seen in other states, underscore this principle,” concluded Baney. 

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About the USCCA. The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) is an association of responsible armed Americans whose members get exceptional self-defense education, lifesaving training and self-defense liability insurance, preparing them for the before, during and after of a lawful act of self-defense. The USCCA is the largest, fastest-growing self-defense association dedicated to responsible gun owners.

 

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