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In 2012, Louisiana enacted a law that makes it unlawful to:

  • Knowingly solicit, persuade, encourage, or entice a licensed dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition to sell a firearm or ammunition under circumstances which the person knows would violate federal or state law;
  • Provide to a licensed dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition what the person knows to be materially false information with intent to deceive the dealer or seller about the legality of a sale of a firearm or ammunition; or
  • Willfully procure another person to engage in such conduct.1

“Materially false information” means information that portrays an illegal transaction as legal or a legal transaction as illegal.2

Louisiana also makes it a crime to intentionally give, sell, or otherwise transfer a firearm to any person known to the transferor to be prohibited from possessing a firearm under state or federal law.3

Louisiana has no other laws addressing firearms trafficking.

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  1. La. Rev. Stat. § 14:95.1.3.[]
  2. Id.[]
  3. 2018 La. SB 231 (signed by the Governor May 20, 2018), enacting La. Rev. Stat. § 95.1.4.[]