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Louisiana experiences one of the highest rates of gun deaths and gun homicides in the country. Both New Orleans and Baton Rouge are routinely among the most dangerous cities nationwide and yet the state does not allow local officials to pass basic public safety protections. In 2018, Louisiana took the important step of enacting laws to protect survivors of intimate partner violence, helping to ensure that abusers convicted of domestic violence or subject to a restraining order could not possess firearms. But since that time, the Louisiana legislature has repeatedly attempted to weaken the state’s gun safety laws.

1,153 In an average year, 1,153 people die by guns in Louisiana. More at EveryStat.
#26 in the country for Gun Law Strength. (Same as last year). See why.

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With New Orleans Set to Host the Super Bowl in 2025, Louisiana Lawmakers Have a Choice: Replicate Missouri’s Extreme Permitless Carry Law or Stand Up to the Gun Lobby

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Survivor Story


New Orleans Mayor Cantrell: Prepare Yourself for the Long Haul and Do Not Give Up

My motivation to run for office has always been community. From a young age, I was very involved in community service. When I first ran for office as a Councilmember for District B of New Orleans, my motivation was the community I had been serving as a community organizer and… Continue