In 2012, Louisiana enacted a law that makes it unlawful to:

  • Knowingly solicit, persuade, encourage, or entice a licensed dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition to sell a firearm or ammunition under circumstances which the person knows would violate federal or state law;
  • Provide to a licensed dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition what the person knows to be materially false information with intent to deceive the dealer or seller about the legality of a sale of a firearm or ammunition; or
  • Willfully procure another person to engage in such conduct.1

“Materially false information” means information that portrays an illegal transaction as legal or a legal transaction as illegal.2

Louisiana has no other laws addressing firearms trafficking.

See our Firearms Trafficking policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

 

Notes
  1. La. Rev. Stat. § 14:95.1.3. ⤴︎
  2. Id. ⤴︎