Louisiana Gun Laws
Subject/LawLong GunsHandgunsRelevant StatutesNotes
State permit required to purchase?NoNo
Firearm registration?NoNo
Owner license required?NoNo
Permit required for concealed carry?N/AYesLRS 40:1379.3Louisiana is a “shall issue” state for concealed carry.
Permit required for open carry?NoNoOpen carry is generally permitted without a license, but may be restricted by local governments with laws in place before July 15, 1985.
State preemption of local restrictions?YesYesLocal restrictions in place before July 15, 1985 are grandfathered in. Parishes may regulate hunting and the shooting of firearms.
Assault weapon law?NoNo
Magazine Capacity Restriction?NoNo
NFA weapons restricted?NoNoFederal rules observed.
Background checks required for private sales?NoNo

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