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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Registration in Louisiana.’ Owner Responsibilities. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 5 August
Registration of Firearms in Louisiana
Louisiana has no law requiring most firearms to be registered.
Short barreled shotguns and rifles, shotguns or rifles modified to have an overall length of less than 26 inches, concealable firearms with obliterated serial numbers, machine guns, and mufflers or silencers for any firearm must be registered with the Department of Public Safety and Corrections ("Department"). La. Rev. Stat. §§ 40:1781(3), 40:1783. Those wishing to transfer or acquire such devices must make a written application to the Department. La. Rev. Stat. § 40:1784. While the transfer, purchase and possession of machine guns are sharply limited, the other listed firearms are simply subject to the standard purchaser prohibitions
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