Senate defers gun bill ban on federal oversight
BATON ROUGE - Senators have delayed a vote on a controversial bill that would prohibit enforcement in Louisiana of any federal bans on assault weapons.
Postponement Tuesday came after opponents repeatedly called the measure unconstitutional.
Following a barrage of questions about the effort to usurp federal laws and several attempts to attach unwieldy amendments, Republican Sen. Rick Ward deferred a vote on the House-approved measure.
He can seek a vote another day.
Meanwhile, the Senate overwhelmingly approved other gun-related measures that would make it a misdemeanor to release or publish the names and addresses of people who own or have applied for concealed handgun permits and allow off-duty federal and state certified law enforcement officers to carry weapons on school campuses.
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