In 2008, Louisiana enacted a law prohibiting any person from intentionally giving, selling, donating, providing, lending, delivering, or otherwise transferring ammunition to any person known by the offender to have been convicted of a felony and prohibited by Louisiana law from possessing a firearm.1

Louisiana law also prohibits the import, manufacture, sale, purchase, possession and transfer of armor-piercing bullets.2 Federal law also restricts armor-piercing bullets, although the definition of that term differs under federal and Louisiana law.3

However, Louisiana does not:

  • Require a license for the sale of ammunition;
  • Require sellers of ammunition to maintain a record of the purchasers; or

See our Ammunition Regulation policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. 2008 La. ALS 622 (codified at La. Rev. Stat. § 14:95.1.2). ⤴︎
  2. La. Rev. Stat. § 40:1811. ⤴︎
  3. See La. Rev. Stat. § 40:1810. ⤴︎