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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2020 ‘Domestic Violence & Firearms in Louisiana.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 27 November

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Domestic Violence and Firearms in Louisiana

Louisiana law does not:

- Prohibit individuals convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from purchasing or possessing firearms or ammunition, although federal law applies;
- Prohibit individuals subject to domestic violence protective orders from possessing firearms or ammunition, although federal law applies;
- Require courts to notify domestic abusers when they become prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law;
- Require the surrender of firearms or ammunition by domestic abusers who have become prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law; or
- Explicitly authorize or require the removal of firearms or ammunition at the scene of a domestic violence incident.

The only provision of Louisiana law addressing firearms in domestic violence situations prohibits persons convicted of domestic abuse battery for the first or second time from receiving a suspended sentence unless they refrain from owning or possessing a firearm for the entire length of the original sentence…

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