The office of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) has announced Jindal will sign a bill expanding concealed carry into restaurants that serve alcohol.
The Louisiana Senate “overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday that eliminates a long-time ban on guns in restaurants where alcohol is served.” The Louisiana House passed the measure earlier in this current year.
According to The Washington Post, state Representative Terry Landry (D) opposed the bill, arguing that it “did not do enough to discourage individuals from drinking while carrying.” But Landry was countered by Representative Joe Lopinto (R)–the bill’s sponsor–who argued that there are already rules in place barring an individual from carrying when his or her “blood alcohol content exceeds .05 percent.”
The law will also allow “off-duty officers to carry their weapons into bars.”
On April 20th, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R) signed a bill recognizing a church’s right to allow its congregants to be armed and expanding concealed carry into “more bars” and unsecured areas of airports.
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