Gun Laws in Louisiana

State Law Background

In 2014 and 2018, Louisiana enacted laws to reduce access to guns by domestic abusers.

However, Louisiana still does not:

State of Gun Violence Factsheet

In 2016, Louisiana had the third highest rate of gun deaths among the states. In addition, Louisiana plays a significant role in gun trafficking. Based on 2016 Firearms Trace Data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Louisiana ranked 18th highest among the states in terms of the number of crime guns supplied to other states per capita. Although Louisiana exports more crime guns than it imports, the state still has the fourth highest per capita rate of crime gun imports.

Louisiana Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Louisiana, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.