Louisiana has no law requiring most firearms to be registered. Short barreled shotguns and rifles, shotguns or rifles modified to have an overall length of less than 26 inches, concealable firearms with obliterated serial numbers, machine guns, and mufflers or silencers for any firearm must be registered with the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.1

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

Notes
  1. La. Rev. Stat. §§ 40:1781(3), 40:1783. Those wishing to transfer or acquire such devices must make a written application to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections. La. Rev. Stat. § 40:1784. While the transfer, purchase and possession of machine guns are sharply limited, the other listed firearms are simply subject to the standard purchaser prohibitions. ⤴︎