Louisiana Lawmakers May Override Governor Veto on Constitutional Carry

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 file photo, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks in Baton Rouge, La. Edwards on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 struck down a bill prohibiting transgender athletes from competing on girls’ sports teams in Louisiana schools, pushing back against legislation that has passed several …
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Louisiana lawmakers enter into a special session next week where they could override Gov. John Bel Edwards’ (D) veto of constitutional carry legislation.

Breitbart News reported Edwards’ veto on June 25, 2021.

The NRA responded to the veto by tweeting, “Your NRA is going to STAND and FIGHT back against this UNNECESSARY veto. Louisianans: Contact your Reps and Senator’s ASAP and make sure they support an override session and an override.”

Next week, legislators will hold that special session.

KNOE 8 News notes that Republicans are pushing to override Edwards’ “rejection of bills that would ban transgender girls from school sports and remove restrictions on concealed handguns.”

Constitutional carry currently exists in 21 states. Those states are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. (NOTE: Texas constitutional carry does not take effect until September 1, 2021.)

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.


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