Rep. Austin Badon says prospective gun owners should know how to use a gun safely and how to store it safely
State Rep. Austin Badon, D-New Orleans, says he plans to introduce a bill for the upcoming Legislative session that would require a person to take and pass a gun safety course before they could buy a gun in Louisiana.
Badon, a guest on the Denny Schaffer Show Wednesday, said prospective gun owners should know in advance of purchase how to use a gun safely and how to store it safely.
According to the bill currently being drafted by Badon:
The safety course requirement would apply to new gun purchases only.
A person could take the safety course now and buy a gun years from now, just as long as they've taken the safety course.
The prospective gun owner would pay for the safety course.
A gun owner who wants to buy another gun would have to take the safety course if they don't have a concealed weapons permit.
A veteran who's been honorably discharged would not have to take the safety course.
The safety course requirement would not apply to private gun sales between individuals.