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State of Louisiana. 2012 ‘La. Rev. Stat. § 40:1382(A), etc..’ Firearms Law Database - Open Carrying in Louisiana. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 3 January

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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…

ID: Q7910

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