If you knew a school or a community center allowed angry groups with guns into their buildings, wouldn’t you want the option of a local ordinance prohibiting guns in certain places. Preemption laws prevent this. Only the state can make laws restricting guns.
The intention of this NRA bill is to tighten up Louisiana’s current preemption laws. Apparently, they discovered a loophole and local communities had tried to make their own gun restrictions. The House passed the bill and it is now before the Senate Judiciary B Committee.
Of course, the NRA stated reason for preemption is not gun safety. The purpose is to unify gun laws for the convenience of gun owners.
👎 House Bill 281 would strengthen the centralized state control called preemption. It would take away the freedom of communities to make their own gun restriction ordinances.
Tracking Bill Progress: bold=passed, italics=location
—In the House—>In Committee—>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
—In the Senate—>In Committee—>On Senate Floor—>Passed Chamber
—After Passage—>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law
Please email the Senate Judiciary B committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask that your opposition to House Bill 281 be recorded. In a free country, a local community should be allowed to make their own ordinances.
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