Louisiana House Approves Constitutional Carry Despite Veto Threat
Cam Edwards / BEARING ARMS
Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards has already said he plans on vetoing a Constitutional Carry bill
if it gets to his desk, but the Republican-dominated legislature
appears undeterred by the threat. On Wednesday, the state House of
Representatives overwhelmingly approved a permitless carry bill that
would remove the need for legal gun owners to possess a carry license
before they could bear arms in self-defense, with even some Democrats backing the change
to state law.
The 73-28 vote in the House is large enough to override a veto by
Edwards, but the outcome of a potential override vote in the Senate is
still uncertain. The Senate has already passed its own version of a
Constitutional Carry bill by a vote of 27-11,
and if all 27 senators stick to their guns (no pun intended), the
legislature could indeed bypass the governor’s objections. If a single
senator switches their vote, however, the Constitutional Carry bill
Of course, this is putting the cart before the horse at the moment.
The House and Senate bills still need to be reconciled and both chambers
will need to vote again on a final version of the Constitutional Carry
bill. With the razor-thin margins for a veto override, gun control
activists are already…Read entire article here.