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Permitless carry is one of those things we shouldn’t have to see passed. It should have been the default all along. Unfortunately, generations past opted to go along to get along when it came to their gun rights, figuring they could still carry so what was the harm? Well, as we now know, plenty.
So, as part of the pendulum swing back, people have started demanding their rights back. For everyday carry, that culminates in permitless carry.
In Louisiana, there’s an effort to try and get that for residents. Unsurprisingly, the Democratic governor isn’t a fan.
Governor John Bel Edwards told scores of law enforcement officers gathered in St. John Parish for a ribbon-cutting on a new training center that he remains opposed to a bill making its way through the legislature that would end Louisiana’s permit requirement for concealed carry.
“Having been through the training for concealed weapons I think it’s essential if we’re going to maximize safety in the public that in order to carry a concealed weapon, individuals need to have training. They need to know what the law is, they need to know about gun safety, they need to have a background check, they need to have marksmanship training and they need to know they have legal obligations to inform a law enforcement officer that they have a concealed weapon on them when they are interacting,” said Edwards.