I have a question about laws in Louisiana that I can’t seem to get a definitive answer. I know you can’t carry in schools, USPS office, courthouse, police stations. But, how are ‘no guns allowed’ signs enforced? Say a private business puts a no guns allowed sign on their door.
I have gotten two answers on this, and can’t find a good answer on the Louisiana State Police website. (State police issues permits in LA) One theory is if an employee sees your gun, they can ask you to leave, and if you don’t you are trespassing. (makes sense to me) Another CHL instructor told me you could lose your permit if someone sees your gun…
Of course, while I don’t like companies that don’t like legal carry, I respect their right to do so, and simply go elsewhere, or disarm. My concern is if I don’t see the sign, if asked to leave and that is it, no problem, I will leave. If it could have legal ramifications, that would be different.
From the LSP website: " PROHIBITED LOCATIONS
R.S. 40:1379.3 (N) states that no concealed handgun may be carried into and no concealed handgun permit issued pursuant to this Section shall authorize or entitle a permittee to carry a concealed handgun in any of the following:
- A law enforcement office, station, or building;
- A detention facility, prison, or jail;
- A courthouse or courtroom, provided that a judge may carry such a weapon in his own courtroom;
- A polling place;
- A meeting place of the governing authority of a political subdivision;
- The state capitol building;
- Any portion of an airport facility where the carrying of firearms is prohibited under federal law, except that no person shall be prohibited from carrying any legal firearm into the terminal, if the firearm is encased for shipment, for the purpose of checking such firearm as lawful baggage;
- Any church, synagogue, mosque or similar place of worship; See RS 40:1379.3 (U)
- A parade or demonstration for which a permit is issued by a governmental entity;
- Any portion of the permitted area of an establishment that has been granted a Class A-General retail permit, as defined in Part II of Chapter 1 or Part II of Chapter 2 of Title 26 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.
- Any school “firearm free zone” as defined in R.S. 14:95.6.
The provisions of R.S. 40:1379.3 (N) shall not limit the right of a property owner, lessee, or other lawful custodian to prohibit or restrict access of those persons possessing a concealed handgun pursuant to a permit issued under this Section. No individual to whom a concealed handgun permit is issued may carry such concealed handgun into the private residence of another without first receiving the consent of that person." http://www.lsp.org/handguns.html#prohibited