Louisiana State Police Concealed Handgun Permit Unit
This page contains permit applications, both online and hard copy, as well as general information about Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permits, the reciprocity map, and other important information. All permit holders, perspective applicants, and interested parties are encouraged to read this page in full.
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Louisiana Shooting Association
The Louisiana Shooting Association is one of the most effective organizations behind gun law legislation in Louisiana. Please consider joining the LSA to support the legislative efforts!
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This site contains information regarding each state’s concealed handgun laws. Not only does it have a good summary of Louisiana law, but it is an invaluable resource if you are traveling to other states that have reciprocity with Louisiana. It is the quickest and most succinct way to review the important laws regarding carrying in any state to ensure your are carrying lawfully. Please note that they try to be as accurate as possible, but the accuracy of their information is not, and cannot be, absolutely guaranteed.
An excellent resource to compare the potential effectiveness of different defensive ammunition out of compact firearms, and to learn what makes a good carry round in general.
Louisiana Alcoholic Beverage Permit Search
Under Louisiana Law, firearms may only be carried in places that serve alcohol for consumption on the premises if the premises are permitted with a Class A-Restaurant (AR) permit. This link will allow you to search any place issued an alcoholic beverage permit in Louisiana and check if it has the appropriate permit for lawful carry therein.