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Rs 14:95.1 Possession Of Firearm Or Carrying Concealed Weapon By A Person Convicted Of Certain Felonies

§95.1. Possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of certain


A. It is unlawful for any person who has been convicted of a crime of violence as

defined in R.S. 14:2(B) which is a felony or simple burglary, burglary of a pharmacy,

burglary of an inhabited dwelling, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, felony illegal

use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities, manufacture or possession of a delayed action

incendiary device, manufacture or possession of a bomb, or possession of a firearm while in

the possession of or during the sale or distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, or

any violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law which is a felony, or any

crime which is defined as a sex offense in R.S. 15:541, or any crime defined as an attempt

to commit one of the above-enumerated offenses under the laws of this state, 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, to possess a firearm or carry a concealed weapon.

B. Whoever is found guilty of violating the provisions of this Section shall be

imprisoned at hard labor for not less than five nor more than twenty years without the benefit

of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence and be fined not less than one thousand

dollars nor more than five thousand dollars. Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S. 14:27,

whoever is found guilty of attempting to violate the provisions of this Section shall be

imprisoned at hard labor for not more than seven and one-half years and fined not less than

five hundred dollars nor more than two thousand five hundred dollars.

C. The provisions of this Section prohibiting the possession of firearms and carrying

concealed weapons by persons who have been convicted of certain felonies 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.

D. For the purposes of this Section, "firearm" means any 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 explosive.

Added by Acts 1975, No. 492, §2. Amended by Acts 1980, No. 279, §1; Acts 1985,

No. 947, §1; Acts 1990, No. 328, §1; Acts 1992, No. 403, §1; Acts 1994, 3rd Ex. Sess., No.

28, §1; Acts 1995, No. 987, §1; Acts 2003, No. 674, §1; Acts 2009, No. 154, §1; Acts 2009,

No. 160, §1; Acts 2010, No. 815, §1; Acts 2010, No. 942, §1; Acts 2017, No. 281, §1.

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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802