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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2020 ‘Gun Dealers in Louisiana.’ Gun Sales. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 4 December
Dealer Regulations in Louisiana
Federal law requires firearms dealers to obtain a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), although resource limitations prevent the ATF from properly overseeing all its licensees.
Louisiana has no law requiring firearms dealers to obtain a state license, or regulating firearm dealers in any way…
Louisiana also has no law requiring dealers to conduct a background check on prospective firearm purchasers, although the federal background check requirement applies…
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