Council passes ordinance making Pointe Coupee a ‘sanctuary parish’ for 2nd Amendment

Council passes ordinance making Pointe Coupee a ‘sanctuary parish’ for 2nd Amendment

Some residents are looking to make Pointe Coupee a ‘sanctuary parish’ for the Second Amendment. (WAFB) UPDATE: The Pointe Coupee Parish Council passed an ordinance making the parish a “sanctuary parish” for the Second Amendment. The parish council voted 7-1 in favor of the ordinance at a meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 10. WAFB’s Lester Duhé will have more on 9News at 10. NEW ROADS, La. (WAFB) – Louisiana lawmakers failed to overturn the veto by Gov. John Bel Edwards of a bill that would allow most people to carry a concealed gun without a permit or training but a group of people is now pushing to make Pointe Coupee Parish a Second Amendment sanctuary. The parish is known for the beautiful water on False River and outdoor activities in Louisiana, the Sportsman’s Paradise. But soon, it could be known for its strong support for the right to bear arms. “We’re just trying to ensure our Second Amendment rights to the maximum way that we can, without superseding state law or federal law,” said Launce Moore, a Pointe Coupee Parish resident. Moore and Elie Jarreau are leading the charge for the parish council to pass an ordinance in support of the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms in case any new gun regulations would come down from the federal government. It’s an idea they say has been brought up in other parts of the country. “You see it all over the news, (President) Biden wants the guns, this […]

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