Did you know? La. concealed weapon permit is recognized in other states

From St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz

Once you have obtained the State of Louisiana Concealed Permit there are states that honor our permits and some that do not.
Reciprocity
Effective Aug. 15, 2004, the concealed handgun laws were amended concerning reciprocity with other states. The statute provides as follows:
“...A current and valid concealed handgun permit issued by another state shall be deemed to be valid within this state if a current and valid concealed handgun permit issued by Louisiana is valid in those states.” Louisiana law requires residents of the State of Louisiana to possess a Louisiana permit to carry a concealed weapon in this state. Louisiana law does not prohibit residents from obtaining permits from other states to carry in those states.
Pursuant to R.S. 40:1379.3(T)(1) a valid permit in another state is valid in Louisiana if the issuing state honors concealed handgun permits issued by Louisiana.
Permit holders are reminded that while carrying a concealed handgun in another state they are bound by that state’s laws governing concealed carry and permittees from other reciprocal states are bound by Louisiana concealed carry laws while in Louisiana.
The above information is intended for information purposes only and not for legal advice. For legal advice, consult an attorney. Questions can be submitted to bguidroz@slpsheriff.com

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