Louisiana Senate Fails to Override Governor’s Veto of Permitless Concealed Carry Bill

The Louisiana Legislature on Wednesday ended its first-ever veto session failing to override any vetos by Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards, including a bill that would have nixed the current permit and training requirements for carrying a concealed handgun. A Republican-led effort in the Louisiana Senate on Tuesday failed to override Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto of a bill that would have nixed the permit requirement for carrying a concealed handgun. Just three votes shy of the two-thirds needed to overturn Edwards’ veto of the SB 118 “constitutional carry” bill, the Louisiana Senate voted 23–15 in favor of the failed override. The bill would allow any resident who is 21 years of age or older and who is not prohibited from owning a firearm by state or federal law to carry a concealed gun without a permit. It also sought to repeal a requirement for Louisiana residents to pass a nine-hour course …

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