Louisiana 2016 Legislative Session: Bills to Watch

  2016 Legislative session to address gun, marijuana, job laws The regular session of the Louisiana Legislature got underway March 14 and continues through June 6. While the big question concerns how lawmakers plan to balance the state’s gaping billion-dollar-plus budget hole, a variety of bills concerning guns and drugs are being monitored by criminal-defense lawyers and other legal observers.   FIREARMS Near two-dozen bills on the table involve handguns and concealed-carry rights. For example, Rep. Barry Ivey, a Republican from Baton Rouge, filed a bill to amend the Louisiana Constitution to allow anyone 21 or older to carry a [...]

By |2016-03-31T15:43:59+00:00March 31st, 2016|Categories: Legislative News|Tags: , , |

SCOTUS Update: A victory for gun ownership rights

  Supreme Court Rules Felons May Sell, Transfer Guns Last year, I wrote of the case of Henderson vs. United States wherein a U.S. Border Patrol agent who, after being convicted of felony distribution of marijuana, was not allowed by a lower court to sell his collection of firearms to a third party. I mentioned that the United States Supreme Court agreed to address the issue. The question before the court was when an individual surrenders his firearms to police and is later convicted of a felony, what happens to the firearms? The weapons can’t go back to the felon because [...]

By |2015-06-12T15:01:46+00:00June 1st, 2015|Categories: U.S. Supreme Court, Weapons Crimes|Tags: , , |

May a felon sell rather than give his guns to the government?

  Henderson vs. United States: May a felon sell rather than give up his guns? By: Elizabeth B. Carpenter -- Firearm Defense Attorney New Orleans   The Unites State Supreme Court has agreed to examine this issue during the present session in the case Henderson vs. United States.     This case centers on Tony Henderson, a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who was charged with selling marijuana in 2006, and later convicted of a felony.   Federal law prohibits felons from possessing firearms, and Henderson turned 15 personal weapons over to the FBI while his case was pending.   [...]

Three New Louisiana Laws Regarding Gun Rights

  Governor Bobby Jindal has signed three bills into law.  Two of these bills expand gun rights, while the third one restricts gun rights.   Carrying Weapons in Establishments that Serve Alcohol A new law that allows concealed-carry permit holders to carry their weapons into restaurants that serve alcohol -- the establishment must make most of its money from the sale of food rather than alcohol.  This law will also permit off-duty law enforcement officers to carry their guns into bars.  However, no one will be allowed to drink alcohol while carrying a weapon in restaurants. The state's concealed-carry law already allows [...]

Possession Or Dealing Firearms With Obliterated Mark — Louisiana

New Orleans Weapons Crimes Defense Attorney   If you are being criminally charged with Possession or Dealing Firearms With Obliterated Mark, contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law for a consultation.  We are ready to defend you and protect your rights!   By Elizabeth B Carpenter   Possession or Dealing Firearms With Obliterated Mark -- 14:95.7 No person shall intentionally receive, possess, carry, conceal, buy, sell, or transport any firearm from which the serial number or mark of identification has been obliterated. This Section shall not apply to any firearm which is an antique or war relic and is inoperable or for which [...]

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