Wednesday, June 16

Louisiana Church Gun Bill Back on Table Again!

"BATON ROUGE -- The Senate revived legislation Tuesday that would allow congregants to carry concealed weapons on church property as part of a security force.

Senators voted 22-9 for the heavily amended House Bill 1272 by Rep. Henry Burns, R-Haughton, sending it back to the House for another vote.

Officials of the religious institution must notify congregants of the security plan and that concealed weapons are being carried. The information must be publicly announced or published in a newsletter or bulletin.

The amended bill would prohibit carrying weapons into a church on school property, and would require eight hours of annual tactical training as well as passing the concealed weapons course and background checks for the armed members."

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