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Controversial gun bills moving through state legislature during pandemic
Author: Paul Dudley / Eyewitness News
NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana lawmakers are set to discuss a series of gun bills, including
"Honest citizens didn't create this,” said Rep. Bryan Fontenot, a republican from Thibodaux who sponsored HB 334. “Criminals have redefined the narrative."
HB 334 would allow a concealed handgun permit holder to carry a
“It's unfortunate that we have to talk about this legislation and pass this legislation but it is certainly our right under the constitution to protect ourselves," Fontenot said. “What this does is if the pastor or church chooses to allow you to possess a concealed carry permit or if you have a concealed carry permit then you can possess inside of a church."
Fontenot said the bill is not a blanket statement applying to every
“Statutory, church leadership or the pastor or priest completely has the right as a private land owner to deny access to anyone in their church or congregation with a firearm,” Fontenot said.
Another bill -- HB140, sponsored by Rep. Blake Miguez from Iberia
The bill would allow the state legislature to decide the gun rules on behalf of all 64 parishes.
"So, for example, Orleans parish because we have parades and so many
New Orleans councilwoman Helena Moreno tweeted that the bill would
Two other bills were also passed out of the House Administration
House bill 781 establishes that firearms and ammunition manufacturers are "essential businesses" that should not be prohibited from conducting business during a declared disaster.
"This is happening now because the pandemic is keeping people from
We asked Fontenot why these discussions couldn't wait until after
“Criminals don't decide to not commit crimes because we are in
The bills will be up for debate on the house floor on Thursday,
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