The LA State Constitution Article 1, Section 11

“The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms is fundamental and shall not be infringed. Any restriction on this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny.”

Louisiana Carry is a non-profit organization registered with the Louisiana Secretary of State established to raise awareness of the legality of all forms of carry of firearms with a focus on Open Carry in the State of Louisiana.

Louisiana Carry sprung from an existing open carry organization. We have the ability to be more organized and far-reaching. We have the technical know-how to make information accessible and the people skills to get folks interested. Our goal is to "normalize" the sight of an armed citizen going about their daily business as is legal in the State of Louisiana.

Our group meets at least once a month at different locations that have been approved by the management or ownership. We're not there to disrupt their regular business. We like to spend our dollars where our right to protect ourselves and our loved ones is respected.

We respect the property rights of business owners. All our members are advised if they are ever asked to leave an establishment while open carrying, to do so immediately. Our organization will make contact with the business at a later time and clarify their stance on open carry.

Our members are asked never to argue with law enforcement or try to educate them about open carry during a law enforcement encounter. If there is an issue, our organization can make contact with that agency after the fact. We make contact both to file complaints but also register compliments.

We do not condone or encourage "viral YouTube videos" of law enforcement encounters. Police officers have enough real work on their plate every day to deal with. We don't set those encounters up.

We do not open carry long guns. Although we do not disagree with this right, we believe it's counterproductive to our goal. It scares the public, and that's not what we set out to do.

We are made up of IT professionals, accountants, construction workers, teachers, truck drivers, retirees, military vets, law enforcement, paramedics, business owners, attorneys, customer service reps, and on and on. Regular folks just doing what we do every day, but armed when we can be.

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