Louisiana: no more state-level NFA registration

Post date: Aug 1, 2013 2:47:05 PM

Until today, of the thirty-nine states allowing silencers, my home state of Louisiana was the only one to mandate state registration of these devices and other items regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA). After going through the rigmarole with NFA Branch, the "Sportsman's Paradise" still required owners to jump through state-level bureaucratic hoops to stay on the right side of the law.

Thankfully, the Louisiana legislature passed HB 277 this session and Governor Jindal signed it into law on June 18th, removing this requirement. Now that the new law has gone into effect, staying legal with your NFA-regulated firearms in Louisiana is simply a matter of keeping up with your obligations under the federal law. The NRA-ILA has more commentary on the impact of HB 277 and other Louisiana firearms legislation here.