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Legal Information: Louisiana

State Gun Laws

Laws current as of November 21, 2023

If the abuser's gun is taken away, what will happen to it?

A judge must order that a person transfer all of his/her firearms to the sheriff within 48 hours and the judge will suspend his/her concealed handgun permit in any of the following situations:

  1. the person has a long-term protective order issued against him/her based on domestic abuse, dating violence, or stalking;1
  2. the person is convicted of any of the following crimes:

Once the sheriff gets the firearms, the sheriff can:

  • allow a third party who does not live with the defendant to hold the firearms;
  • accept and store the firearms, possibly in a storage facility; or
  • oversee the legal sale of the firearms to a third party, such as a licensed firearms dealer.3

If there comes a time when the defendant is no longer prohibited from possessing a firearm under state or federal law, such as when the protective order expires, s/he can file a motion with the court seeking an order for the return of the firearms.4

1 LA C.Cr.P. Art. 1002(A)(2), (D)(1)
2 LA C.Cr.P. Art. 1002(A)(1), (D)(1)
3 LA C.Cr.P. Art. 1003(A)
4 LA C.Cr.P. Art. 1003(D)(1)