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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2022 ‘Open Carry in Louisiana.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 22 May

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Open Carrying in Louisiana

Louisiana does not prohibit the open carrying of firearms in public. Louisiana prohibits the "negligent carrying of a concealed handgun," which applies regardless of whether a person is licensed under state law, and includes carrying a concealed handgun, intentionally or with criminal negligence:

- When it is foreseeable that the handgun may discharge, or when others are placed in reasonable apprehension that the handgun may discharge; or
- When the handgun is being carried, brandished, or displayed under circumstances that create a reasonable apprehension on the part of members of the public or a law enforcement official that a crime is being committed or is about to be committed…

[Editor's note: The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence regularly updates its webpages with new data as US gun regulation evolves state by state. For the most up-to-date information on US gun laws, please refer to the Giffords URL below]

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