Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pistol Packing Parade Goers No Problem

Rest easy citizens, you can still bring your gun to the Mardi Gras parade, or any other sanctioned parade or demonstration, thanks to the NRA and it's lobbying arm the ILA (Institute for Legislative Action).
At the request of the National Rifle Association, Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed a bill that would have made it a crime to carry firearms within 1,000 feet of a sanctioned parade or demonstration. "The National Rifle Association and others have requested (a) veto of this bill in part because it does not exempt firearm carriers with a valid (state issued) permit . . . or unintentional violators," Jindal said in his veto message.

This appeared on the NRA-ILA website found here. There's also an article by Ed Anderson of the Times-Picayune here.

Photo by Doctor Who

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