The House Committee on Administration of Justice will hear House Bill 387 on Tuesday, May 19. This bill, sponsored by Cedric L. Richmond (D-101), is just another attempt to pass legislation that shows a striking resemblance to the failed federal semi-automatic gun ban that expired in 2004. HB 387 would establish far-reaching restrictions on commonly owned semi-automatic firearms (falsely defining them as "assault weapons") and ammunition magazines. HB 387 would ban many semi-automatic firearms that Louisianans use for self-defense, hunting, and shooting competitions.

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