Gov. Edwards opposes ending permit requirements for concealed carry; gun rights group disagrees

Gov. Edwards opposes ending permit requirements for concealed carry; gun rights group disagrees

Conceal Carry Bill NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Governor John Bel Edwards told scores of law enforcement officers gathered in St. John Parish for a ribbon-cutting on a new training center that he remains opposed to a bill making its way through the legislature that would end Louisiana’s permit requirement for concealed carry. “Having been through the training for concealed weapons I think it’s essential if we’re going to maximize safety in the public that in order to carry a concealed weapon, individuals need to have training. They need to know what the law is, they need to know about gun safety, they need to have a background check, they need to have marksmanship training and they need to know they have legal obligations to inform a law enforcement officer that they have a concealed weapon on them when they are interacting,” said Edwards. “I think it’s clear that we have way too many guns out here now and way too little training and the background checks, the permits that are needed, all of those things are crucial to having a safe community. No one wants to take away the right to bear arms but with bearing arms comes responsibility,” said Gusman. He thinks Louisiana should have a different law. “I think it’s a bill whose time has come, I think it’s a law whose time has come especially with the great support that Louisiana has for the right to keep and bear arms,” said Zelenka. “In Louisiana, it’s a […]

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