Gov. Edwards Vetoes Louisiana Constitutional Carry Bill

On June 3rd, we published a post with news that Constitutional Carry Bill SB 118 passed the Louisiana Legislature. At the time, most anticipated that Governor John Bel Edwards would veto the bill. So here is that post with more explanation of SB 118.

It appears as those predictions were accurate.

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Gov. Edwards waited until the final day before vetoing the bill. Senate Bill 118 quickly passed both the House and Senate with substantial majorities. The hope is that Louisiana lawmakers will vote for a congressional veto override. If that happens, then a vote to overturn the governor’s veto will be possible.

Gun owners in Louisiana should contact their lawmakers and urge them to override the governor’s veto.

Stay tuned.


  1. Don Doner on June 29, 2021 at 10:45 am

    This was definitely anticipated. I seriously doubt that the “super majority” Republican Louisiana Legislature actually has the fortitude to call an override session. This has done only a handful of times in all of Louisiana History. I have contacted my State Representative and my State Senator asking them to do their part to call a special session of the legislature and to consider not just SB 118 but a couple other bills that were vetoed by the Governor. This should be a no brainer, but the Governor has line item veto powers in Louisiana and he has already wielded this power to cut projects in districts where legislators have opposed the Governor’s policies. I hope others from Louisiana contact their Senators and Representatives.

  2. Debra on June 1, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    It’s sickening that Edwards finds it necessary to veto this a second time.Its over $300 to get a concealed weapons permit in Louisiana.I know because I just took the concealed weapons class.The class is $140 and $125 for the background check plus $50 for other paper work that you need notorized.
    WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO CARRY CONCEALED WITHOUT A PERMIT!! STOP TRYING TO TAKE THAT AWAY FROM US!! Gun reform you say?? Who does that affect?? Surely not the criminal’s. What a twisted way of thinking.

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