June 21, 2021
In Louisiana, the law outlines specific crimes which you cannot be convicted of if you want to maintain your right to bear arms. The list of felonies is long and includes everything from crimes of violence to violations of controlled dangerous substance laws. Should you be found guilty of a felony, you also forfeit your right to possess a gun. The penalty for violation of this firearm law is a sentence of no less than five years and no more than twenty years of hard labor, without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence, and up to a five thousand dollar fine. There is a minimum sentence of five years hard labor, and the cannot be suspended. A hard labor sentence is required.