New Louisiana law related to gun owners outrages First Amendment advocates


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A new Louisiana press law related to gun owners has created outrage among journalists and First Amendment advocates around the country.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed a bill last week penalizing those who publish the names of individuals who own or have applied for a concealed handgun permit with potential jail sentences of six months and fines of $10,000.;;

An identity may only be released if a concealed handgun carrier is charged with a felony offense involving the use of a firearm.

Editor Peter Kovacs of Baton Rogue’s The Advocate said that while he doesn’t see his pape publishing a list like the New York paper The Journal News did, there is no place for such legislation.



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