POSSESSION OF FIREARMS BY CONVICTED FELONS
Louisiana Law pertaining to: LRS 14:95.1
POSSESSION of firearm (or) CARRYING concealed weapon by person convicted of certain felonies.
This law prohibits the POSSESSION of a firearm or concealing a weapon defined as:
Pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun, submachine gun, black powder weapon or assault rifle which is designed to fire or is capable of firing fixed cartridge ammunition or from which a shot or projectile is discharged by an explosion.
The "certain felonies" laws list as being:
(1) Solicitation for murder
(2) First degree murder
(3) Second degree murder
(5) Criminal abortion
(6) First degree feticide
(7) Second degree feticide
(8) Third degree feticide
(9) Aggravated abortion by dismemberment
(10) Aggravated battery
(11) Second degree battery with firearm
(12) Battery of a dating partner as defined in LRS 14:34.9 (L, M-2, N, O, & P)
(13) Aggravated assault
(14) Aggravated/First degree rape
(15) Forcible/Second degree rape
(16) Simple/Third degree rape
(17) Sexual battery
(18) Second degree sexual battery
(19) Intentional exposure to AIDS virus
(20) Aggravated kidnapping
(21) Second degree kidnapping
(22) Simple kidnapping
(23) Aggravated arson
(24) Aggravated criminal damage to property
(25) Aggravated burglary
(26) Armed robbery
(27) First degree robbery
(28) Simple Robbery
(29) Purse snatching
(30) Assault by drive-by shooting
(31) Aggravated crime against nature
(34) Aggravated second degree battery
(35) Aggravated assault on peace officer
(36) Aggravated assault with firearm
(37) Armed robbery - use of firearm
(38) Second degree robbery
(39) Disarming a peace officer
(41) Second degree cruelty to juveniles
(42) Aggravated flight from an officer
(43) Battery of a police officer
(44) Trafficking of children for sexual purposes
(45) Human trafficking
(46) Home invasion
In addition to the "crimes of violence" laws listed, the certain felonies continue as being:
(47) Simple burglary
(48) Burglary of pharmacy
(49) Burglary of inhabited dwelling
(50) Unauthorized entry into an inhabited dwelling
(51) Felony illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities
(52) Manufacture or possession of delayed action incendiary device
(53) Manufacture or possession of a bomb
(54) Possession of a firearm while in the possession of, or during the sale/distribution of CDS
(55) Any violation of the uniform CDS law which is a FELONY
(56) Any crime which is defined as an ATTEMPT to commit any one of the above enumerated offenses under the laws of this state (LA), or who has been convicted under the laws of any other state or of the United States or of any foreign government or country of a crime which, if committed in this state, would be one of the above enumerated crimes.
(57) Any sex offense defined under LRS 15:541 or out of state equivalent
(58) Domestic abuse aggravated assault
(59) Vehicular homicide with blood alcohol content exceeding .20g%
(60) Any conviction under the domestic abuse battery law per LRS 14:95:10
This law prohibits the possession of a firearm of any person convicted (or guilty plea) of any of these.
Listed crimes or attempt to commit these crimes and a person found guilty of violating this law shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than ten, nor more than twenty years without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.
This law shall not apply to any person who has not been convicted of ANY FELONY for a period of TEN YEARS from the date of completion of sentence, probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.
If a person is under an active restraining or protective order, you are prohibited from possession a firearm.
If a person is on probation or parole for ANY felony offense, the assigned probation officer will inform you of your right to a firearm based on their criteria.
POSSESSION Defined under LRS 14:222.2 (A)7- Means to have physical possession of or otherwise to exercise dominion or control over tangible property.
LRS 14:95.1.1 and 14:95.1.2 Prohibits the supplying of a person convicted of the “certain felonies” with a firearm or ammunition with person found to be guilty of violating these laws facing up to five years imprisonment.
Reference: Louisiana Revised Statutes of 2011 Statutory Criminal Law and Procedure Acts of the 2010 Regular Session of the Legislature
Updated: January 2021