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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- La. Rev. Stat. § 14:95.1.3.
- 2018 La. SB 231 (signed by the Governor May 20, 2018), enacting La. Rev. Stat. § 95.1.4.