For those who have a current permit or those looking to obtain one this page will give you additional insights about permit reciprocity.
For Louisiana Residents:
Louisiana requires that local residents obtain a Louisiana permit in order to carry concealed. You cannot obtain a non-resident permit from a different state and carry concealed locally even if that state’s permit is honored locally.
If you have a valid concealed carry permit from the state of Louisiana it will be honored in the green states as represented below in the map. Please remember these critical facts:
1: Just because a state honors the Louisiana permit doesn’t mean they have identical gun laws. You still must honor the laws of the state where you are visiting even if they are different from Louisiana. The burden is on you to do the research. We recommend this book.
2: While the red states may not honor the Louisiana permit, you can still transport your firearm through those states per 926A of the National Firearm Owner Protection Act, as long as the firearm is not loaded, not readily accessible from the passenger compartment, and secured encased in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.
For Non-Residents Traveling to Louisiana
Louisiana will honor any concealed carry permit from any other state as long as the individual is 21 years of age or older and IF that state ALSO recognizes the Louisiana permit.
To check to see if your state permit is honored in Louisiana we recommend visiting the below link to use our national permit reciprocity map generator to check on the current status of your permit in Louisiana.
Here is the working from the state statute:
T. (2) A current and valid concealed handgun permit issued by another state to an individual having attained the age of twenty-one years shall be deemed to be valid for the out-of-state permit holder to carry a concealed weapon within this state if a current and valid concealed handgun permit issued by Louisiana is valid in those states.
T. (3) An out-of-state permit holder carrying a concealed handgun pursuant to this Paragraph is bound by the laws of this state regarding carrying a concealed handgun pursuant to a permit issued in accordance with this Section