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Louisiana has no law requiring a background check on the purchaser of a firearm when the seller is not a licensed dealer. Louisiana law does, however, prohibit knowingly making a firearm available to a patient of a mental institution.1 It is also unlawful to give, sell, donate, lend, deliver or otherwise transfer a firearm to a person knowing him or her to be a convicted felon.2

The only other Louisiana laws governing such sales are those addressing the minimum age of the purchaser.


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  1. La. Rev. Stat. § 28:183.[]
  2. La. Rev. Stat. § 14:95.1.1.[]