BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana House has voted to scrap the need for a permit to carry a concealed handgun in the state, joining the Senate in backing the idea.
The chambers need to agree on a final version of one of the two bills before it can reach the governor’s desk. Once there, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has indicated he will veto the measure. But that hasn’t slowed the effort pushed by Republicans. Lawmakers in the House voted 73-28 Wednesday for the measure by Republican Rep. Bryan Fontenot.
Some Democrats joined Republicans in passing the bill.