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More than 40 changes to La. gun laws proposed by lawmakers

6 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Friday, April 08 2016 Apr 8, 2016 April 08, 2016 3:12 PM April 08, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers are looking to shape Louisiana's gun laws with more than 40 firearm-related changes proposed this session.

But while proposals have come from lawmakers in both parties and within each chamber, disagreements lie in how to best curb the state's high incarceration and crime rates while respecting constitutional rights.

The proposals have largely originated in the House. The House criminal justice committee has heard some proposals and is expected to weigh-in on a number of other measures next week.

Lawmakers say a number of the proposals have come in light of recent tragedies, like the shootings at a Lafayette movie theater.

Proposed legislation would end concealed carry permit requirements for law-abiding citizens, require installation of metal detectors in movie theaters and limit guns in public parks.

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