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Overview for Louisiana

Chapter 44 of Title 18 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) does not allow citizens, convicted of a felony with a prison sentence over a year to own firearms. This includes hand guns, and long guns. Many states allow convicted felons to own firearms after a certain amount of time has passed, (usually 10 years or more) since the end of their sentence, and/or if they are given a full pardon by certain authority figures (Governors, President, etc.) Louisiana allows citizens convicted of a felony to own firearms after their suspension of sentence, or completion of their sentence, parole, or probation.

Residents of Louisiana may buy firearms and ammunition from any other state, whether it is adjacent to Louisiana or not. These firearms maybe delivered to them or they may transport them into the state. The purchase must comply with Louisiana law, federal law, and the laws of the state one is purchasing the gun from.


Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails
Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to PurchaseNoNo
Open CarryYesYes
Concealed CarryNoYes
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsYesYes
Firearm RegistrationNoNo
Owner LicenseNoNo

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Offical Concealed Carry page for Louisiana.


Louisiana honors the permits of

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Louisiana's permits are honored by

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming


Louisiana FAQ


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