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Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry signs constitutional carry


Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry has signed constitutional carry into law. Beginning on Independence Day, July 4, the carrying of a concealed gun by a non-felon will be legal without a permit.

Restrictions on where a gun can be carried will be hot topics during the upcoming regular session. Louisiana has long been an "open carry' state but the new law is uncharted territory for Louisiana. All the states bordering Louisiana have passed permitless carry.

At the bill signing Governor Landry said, "“Today, we join 27 other states in passing Constitutional Carry. I promised the folks of Louisiana that I would champion Constitutional Carry into law, and within two months, I have honored that commitment. It's fundamentally clear—law-abiding citizens should never have to seek government permission to safeguard themselves and their families. Today, we have secured an incredible victory for liberty in Louisiana."

Originally from Monroe, Cory has worked in a variety of media. He has worked in television news and spent seven years as a TV sports play-by-play announcer. He was also creative director for a television advertising department and worked extensively as a photojournalist. Cory has lived in both Dallas and New Orleans.