Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has vetoed Constitutional Carry legislation.
Senate Bill 118 would have removed the need for law abiding Louisianans to obtain a permit from the government to carry a concealed firearm.
The National Rifle Association said Edwards “decided to listen to the anti-gun minority in the Sportsman’s Paradise, and veto Senate Bill 118. Despite the thousands of emails, calls, and texts coming from NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters.”
Edwards released a statement about his veto:
The NRA and other pro-gun groups are telling their members in Louisiana to contact their elected representatives in the hopes there are enough votes to override the governor’s veto.
Click here to read Lee’s opinion of the governor’s veto.
Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” cofounded Armed American News. Lee is also the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project, and serves on the board of Florida Carry, Inc. Until recently, he was an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida. Before becoming an editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army. He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. Lee is an avid tactical shooter.