Bills filed for 2013 legislative session deal with guns - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Bills filed for 2013 legislative session deal with guns


Only three bills have been filed thus far by state lawmakers for the upcoming legislative session in Baton Rouge and all deal with the guns.

The bills are viewable on the Louisiana Legislature's website.

In coming weeks, lawmakers will be filing measures they intend to propose at the session, which begins April 8.

House Bill 4, filed by Rep. Barbara Norton, D-Shreveport, aims to create the crime of unlawful storage of a firearm.

House Bill 5, by Rep. Jim Morris, R-Oil City, would prohibit the enforcement of federal restrictions regarding the ownership or possession of semi-automatic firearms.

House Bill 6, filed by Rep. John Schroder, R-Covington, would exempt off-duty law enforcement officers from the crime of carrying a firearm or dangerous weapon on school property.

All three measures have been assigned to the House criminal justice panel for consideration. The bills would have to gain final approval by both the House and Senate before heading to the governor for consideration.

By law, the 2013 session must adjourn no later than 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6.

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