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New Orleans Lifts Stun Gun Ban

Now obviously concealed carriers are more often carrying something with a little more punch than a stun gun and you may ask yourself what does this have to do with my carrying capability? Well, a little more than you may think.

For the first time stun guns are now legally allowed in the city of New Orleans. This comes after a lawsuit by a man named John Ford, a New Orleans resident, who wanted a way to defend himself from what he perceived to be everyday threats around the city.

In New Orleans’ history stun guns have always been disallowed by the city, but in December John won the right to carry a stun gun and for a few months he was the ONLY non-police officer in New Orleans legally carrying a stun gun.

However, that was not the end of the story. As more people heard about his ability to carry, the will of the people became increasingly heard in the city’s government and after 5 months, New Orleans lifted the ban on the city.

Now how does this involve concealed carriers? Well, just like with John’s case and how it snowballed into something much bigger, the same could happen with this ruling. Erin Burns, the press secretary to New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu said to the Louisiana Record┬árecently that…

“Should the New Orleans City Council decide to address any other non-lethal weapons, the city will comply”

Now that is definitely different language than was previously spoken of. Perhaps with time and with persistence by the people, even more legislation that will assist those who wish to adequately defend themselves will be coming down the pipeline.

Do you think that this is a step in the right direction? Do you have any alternative ideas for how to best bring about changes to laws like the one in New Orleans? Let us know in the comments below.

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