Passage of state constitutional amendment to further protect right to keep and bear arms gives hint of where La. stands on gun control
The chairman of the state House Criminal Justice Committee says some lawmakers may push proposals in the upcoming Legislative Sesson to restrict the sale of certain guns and ammo, but the legislation won't advance.
Rep. Joe Lopinto, R-Metairie, tells 99.5FM Louisiana voters passed an amendment to the state constitution last fall that further protects the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms by subjecting any laws attempting to infringe on that right to a "strict scrutiny" test.
"The Legislature and the state passed a new constitutional amendment last year that further prohibits the Legislature from taking actions banning the sale of guns," Lopinto said.
"Any action that we could possibly take would be subject to the strict scrutiny standard," Lopinto said.
The 2013 regular Legislative Session begins April 8.