Gun group disagrees with Baton Rouge judge’s ruling on juvenile firearm laws | #Louisiana

By Lauren McGaughy, NOLA.com | The Times Picayune

Baton Rouge juvenile court judge has struck down part of a Louisiana law that allows juveniles to carry guns with the written consent of their guardians. The case will mostly likely head next to the state Supreme Court, a local lawyer and head of a state gun group said.

Judge Pamela Taylor Johnson of the East Baton Rouge Juvenile Court ruled Wednesday that, contrary to current law, juveniles should not be able to possess firearms with the written consent of their parents or legal guardians. She said the ruling was made in the interest of “public welfare and safety of citizens.”

She also ruled the law allowing concealed carry is also unconstitutional — but only as it applies to juveniles, because it conflicts with the previous statute prohibiting possession by a minor.

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