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
- Prohibit persons who are ineligible to possess firearms under state law from possessing ammunition, although the federal ammunition purchaser prohibitions apply.
See our Ammunition Regulation policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.