Louisiana – Massachusetts and Maryland Updates.

Help Support Ruger Forum:

Gary Slider

Bearcat
Joined
Nov 23, 2007
Messages
13
Location
West Virgiinia
Louisiana – SB 143 passed and goes into effect August 1, 2022. It allows Louisiana Residents with Military Service to carry without a permit. https://legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1290223
RS 14:95 Illegal Carrying of Weapons Not Effective until 8/1/2022

M.
The provisions of Paragraph (A)(1) of this Section shall not apply to a resident of Louisiana if all of the following conditions are met:
  1. The person is twenty-one years of age or older,
  1. The person is not prohibited from possessing a firearm under R.S. 14:95.1, R.S. 40:1379.3(C)(5) through (17), 18 U.S.C. 922(g), or any other state or federal law,
  1. The person is a reserve or active-duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Forces; a member of the Louisiana National Guard or the Louisiana Air National Guard; or a former member of any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the Louisiana National Guard, or the Louisiana Air National Guard who has been honorably discharged from service.
At all times that a person is in possession of a concealed handgun pursuant to R.S. 40:1379.3(B)(2), that person shall have on his person proof that he meets the qualifications of Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph demonstrated by ONE of the following:

A valid military identification card,

A valid driver's license issued by the state of Louisiana displaying the word "Veteran" pursuant to R.S. 32:412(K),

A valid special identification card issued by the state of Louisiana displaying the word "Veteran" pursuant to R.S. 40:1321(K).

For a member released from service who does not qualify to have the word "Veteran" displayed on a state issued driver's license or special identification card, a Department of Defense Form 214 (DD-214) indicating the character of service as "Honorable" or "Under Honorable Conditions (General)" and a valid driver's license or special identification card issued by the state of Louisiana.

No person carrying a weapon pursuant to R.S. 14:95(M) may carry and conceal such handgun while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled dangerous substance. A person carrying a weapon pursuant to R.S. 14:95(M) shall notify any police officer who approaches the permittee in an official manner or with an identified official purpose that he has a weapon on his person, submit to a pat down, and allow the officer to temporarily disarm him. SB 143 2022

R.S. 40:1379.3 (B)(2)(a) A Louisiana resident who meets the qualifications of R.S. 14:95(M) shall not be required to possess a valid concealed handgun permit issued by the state of Louisiana pursuant to the provisions of this Section in order to carry a concealed handgun in the state of Louisiana. SB 143 2022



Massachusetts - Information Regarding LTC Restrictions After NY St. Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen from Mass.gov Firearm Services FAQs
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/f...rk-state-rifle-&-pistol-association-v.-bruen-

Although Bruen concerned a New York law, the Court specifically identified the “good reason” provision of a Massachusetts law, G.L. c. 140, § 131(d), as an analogue to New York’s “proper cause” requirement.

Based on this decision, any restrictions appearing on any license holder’s License to Carry (“LTC”)—limiting the license holder to carrying a firearm only for such activities as hunting, target shooting, employment, or the like—are no longer enforceable. As a result, if your LTC has any such restrictions, those restrictions are no longer enforceable. If you would like a new license issued to you to reflect this change before your renewal, you may contact your licensing authority. Otherwise, when you reapply for an LTC in the future, you will be provided a new LTC without any such restrictions provided that the licensing authority does not deem you to be a “prohibited person” or “unsuitable” under the law.

If you have any questions, please contact the firearms licensing officer at the police department or agency that issued your LTC.


Maryland - Maryland Shall Issue has put out information on how to apply after Bruen https://www.marylandshallissue.org/jmain/information/md-carry-permits

Lots of info on how Maryland officials are handling Bruen decision and how to apply and get restrictions removed from your current restricted permit.

I also want to highlight the State RKBQs Organizations. They are leading the fight at the state level and Handgunlaw.us highly recommends you join them in their fight for your God Given Rights! Not sure where to find a RKBA’s Org in your state. Handgunlaw.us has a state list which will give you a good start.

State RKBA Orgs - https://handgunlaw.us/documents/state_rkba_orgs.pdf
State Firearm Forums Where you can ask questions and find info on your state orgs - https://handgunlaw.us/documents/Forums.pdf

If we have missed a State Org or Forum drop us an email letting us know. If you have any info especially with links to that info about changes that are taking place in your state we would also appreciate an email giving us a heads up. Though we try we can’t see everything. [email protected]
 

GunnyGene

Hawkeye
Joined
Nov 23, 2013
Messages
7,290
Location
Monroe County, MS
Well that's at least some tippy toe progress for Louisiana towards general permitless carry. They'll probably go for the whole thing in a year or 2, if there's no problems.
 

Mobuck

Hawkeye
Joined
Dec 25, 2007
Messages
7,794
Location
missouri
With no disrespect intended toward current or discharged armed services members, Military service is not necessarily sufficient training or experience to automatically qualify them for concealed carry.
AS GunnyGene commented, it is a step(or maybe a stumble) in the right direction.
 

mexicanjoe

Single-Sixer
Joined
Jun 7, 2010
Messages
380
Location
midland/odessa,texas
Gotta agree with GunnyGene. I 've run across some air force and navy guys that just flat didnt know how to fire a gun at the range and some of them were downright dangerous. Worse yet were some of the cadets I trained at the academy. I wore my body armor due to the inherent danger that sometimes comes from dealing with people who have never used a sidearm. Now and again you would find a person with gun experience. Good times!
 

GunnyGene

Hawkeye
Joined
Nov 23, 2013
Messages
7,290
Location
Monroe County, MS
Gotta agree with GunnyGene. I 've run across some air force and navy guys that just flat didnt know how to fire a gun at the range and some of them were downright dangerous. Worse yet were some of the cadets I trained at the academy. I wore my body armor due to the inherent danger that sometimes comes from dealing with people who have never used a sidearm. Now and again you would find a person with gun experience. Good times!

The only branch of the military in which every member, from the cook to the Commandant, is a qualified trigger puller is the USMC. That said, some Marines are better trigger pullers than others. See my avatar. Those are Expert badges for Rifle and Pistol, multiple consecutive years.
;) That said, I retired in late '83, and I'm nearly 78 now, so I'm not as good now as I was then. Life happens.
 
Last edited:

mexicanjoe

Single-Sixer
Joined
Jun 7, 2010
Messages
380
Location
midland/odessa,texas
The only branch of the military in which every member, from the cook to the Commandant, is a qualified trigger puller is the USMC. That said, some Marines are better trigger pullers than others. See my avatar. Those are Expert badges for Rifle and Pistol, multiple consecutive years.
;) That said, I retired in late '83, and I'm nearly 78 now, so I'm not as good now as I was then. Life happens.
A day at the range beats a day at the office!! Back when times were better I would load down my car with cases of ammo and teach a 5 day course in 3 days. Lots of shooting! My assistant instructors were ready to shoot my rifle and handgun ammo anytime.
Now , sadly the effects of years of shooting in competition and instruction have left me with nerve damage exacerbated by arthritis. But I'm glad I still have my 10-22 for enjoyment. Yall have a great day. Su amigo: mexicanjoe!
 
Joined
Nov 17, 2009
Messages
10,751
Location
Webster, MD.
With no disrespect intended toward current or discharged armed services members, Military service is not necessarily sufficient training or experience to automatically qualify them for concealed carry.
AS GunnyGene commented, it is a step(or maybe a stumble) in the right direction.
They also (Maryland) put retired LEOs in that category (exempt from training requirements). The great majority of them rarely fire their weapon except by yearly qualifications. In my Cavalry Squadron every individual had to requalify yearly; from PVT Joe Snuffy cook to the LTC Squadron Commander. There were no exceptions and an individual shot till he qualified.
 

powder smoke

Hawkeye
Joined
Aug 16, 2005
Messages
7,356
Location
Milo Maine
Back in the day Ft Dix in New Jersey! is where I qualified. as Expert!
Had plenty of civilian experience shooting before getting there. Had no problem at the range!
Naturally the Drill Instructors did not want to here any of it did it do it the Army way or no way at all. lol ps
 

TPopkin

Bearcat
Joined
Dec 22, 2022
Messages
9
Location
Silver Spring, Maryland
Louisiana – SB 143 passed and goes into effect August 1, 2022. It allows Louisiana Residents with Military Service to carry without a permit. https://legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1290223
RS 14:95 Illegal Carrying of Weapons Not Effective until 8/1/2022

M.
The provisions of Paragraph (A)(1) of this Section shall not apply to a resident of Louisiana if all of the following conditions are met:
  1. The person is twenty-one years of age or older,
  1. The person is not prohibited from possessing a firearm under R.S. 14:95.1, R.S. 40:1379.3(C)(5) through (17), 18 U.S.C. 922(g), or any other state or federal law,
  1. The person is a reserve or active-duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Forces; a member of the Louisiana National Guard or the Louisiana Air National Guard; or a former member of any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the Louisiana National Guard, or the Louisiana Air National Guard who has been honorably discharged from service.
At all times that a person is in possession of a concealed handgun pursuant to R.S. 40:1379.3(B)(2), that person shall have on his person proof that he meets the qualifications of Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph demonstrated by ONE of the following:

A valid military identification card,

A valid driver's license issued by the state of Louisiana displaying the word "Veteran" pursuant to R.S. 32:412(K),

A valid special identification card issued by the state of Louisiana displaying the word "Veteran" pursuant to R.S. 40:1321(K).

For a member released from service who does not qualify to have the word "Veteran" displayed on a state issued driver's license or special identification card, a Department of Defense Form 214 (DD-214) indicating the character of service as "Honorable" or "Under Honorable Conditions (General)" and a valid driver's license or special identification card issued by the state of Louisiana.

No person carrying a weapon pursuant to R.S. 14:95(M) may carry and conceal such handgun while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled dangerous substance. A person carrying a weapon pursuant to R.S. 14:95(M) shall notify any police officer who approaches the permittee in an official manner or with an identified official purpose that he has a weapon on his person, submit to a pat down, and allow the officer to temporarily disarm him. SB 143 2022

R.S. 40:1379.3 (B)(2)(a) A Louisiana resident who meets the qualifications of R.S. 14:95(M) shall not be required to possess a valid concealed handgun permit issued by the state of Louisiana pursuant to the provisions of this Section in order to carry a concealed handgun in the state of Louisiana. SB 143 2022



Massachusetts - Information Regarding LTC Restrictions After NY St. Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen from Mass.gov Firearm Services FAQs
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/f...rk-state-rifle-&-pistol-association-v.-bruen-

Although Bruen concerned a New York law, the Court specifically identified the “good reason” provision of a Massachusetts law, G.L. c. 140, § 131(d), as an analogue to New York’s “proper cause” requirement.

Based on this decision, any restrictions appearing on any license holder’s License to Carry (“LTC”)—limiting the license holder to carrying a firearm only for such activities as hunting, target shooting, employment, or the like—are no longer enforceable. As a result, if your LTC has any such restrictions, those restrictions are no longer enforceable. If you would like a new license issued to you to reflect this change before your renewal, you may contact your licensing authority. Otherwise, when you reapply for an LTC in the future, you will be provided a new LTC without any such restrictions provided that the licensing authority does not deem you to be a “prohibited person” or “unsuitable” under the law.

If you have any questions, please contact the firearms licensing officer at the police department or agency that issued your LTC.


Maryland - Maryland Shall Issue has put out information on how to apply after Bruen https://www.marylandshallissue.org/jmain/information/md-carry-permits

Lots of info on how Maryland officials are handling Bruen decision and how to apply and get restrictions removed from your current restricted permit.

I also want to highlight the State RKBQs Organizations. They are leading the fight at the state level and Handgunlaw.us highly recommends you join them in their fight for your God Given Rights! Not sure where to find a RKBA’s Org in your state. Handgunlaw.us has a state list which will give you a good start.

State RKBA Orgs - https://handgunlaw.us/documents/state_rkba_orgs.pdf
State Firearm Forums Where you can ask questions and find info on your state orgs - https://handgunlaw.us/documents/Forums.pdf

If we have missed a State Org or Forum drop us an email letting us know. If you have any info especially with links to that info about changes that are taking place in your state we would also appreciate an email giving us a heads up. Though we try we can’t see everything. [email protected]
Remember that Montgomery County Maryland has passed an 'illegal" ordinance making it virtually impossible for anyone other than active law enforcement to carry.
 
Joined
Nov 15, 2005
Messages
9,317
Location
Greenville, SC: USA
Oconee county here in upstate S.C. tried to do something like that a number of years ago.... Stupid state Attorney General wrote that someone would have to be arrested and go to court to decide if it was legal. Our state has a law that only the state legislature can make gun carry laws.... then two years later that same Attorney General was running for governor and another county tried to do the same thing and he came straight out and said they could not do it, was a violation of state law... Politicians... that same guy is now Governor. Then again the guy that took his place as our state attorney is even worse.... made a guy the state Supreme Court declared innocent sit in prison for another month for no good reason.
 

Latest posts

Top