Act. No. 680 Allows All Louisiana Active Military and Honorably Discharged Veterans to Carry A Concealed Weapon Without A Permit

On June 18, 2022, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed proposed law SB 143 into law making it Act No. 680. Authored by District 35 Senator Jay Morris SB 143 allows all honorably discharged Veterans and active military who have not been convicted of a violent crime, are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and are at least 21 years old to carry a CONCEALED WEAPON WITHOUT A PERMIT in any place and under the same restrictions that those with a permit may carry a concealed weapon.

Concealed carriers will need to have proof of being a veteran which can be any military ID card or even your driver’s license showing “veteran” on it. The new law becomes effective on AUGUST 1, 2022.

Read Act No. 680 here:


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