CCW in Louisiana opinions?
The situation has developed that I am considering taking a job just outside of New Orleans, LA. One of my major concerns is CCW laws, because I plan to EDC (if at all possible). I've had a chance to look over the most obvious of LA law, but I figured the best way to get "the real story" is to talk to some CCW'ers who already live there and carry.
A couple of specific things I'm curious about.
Local laws - In Texas, municipalities are prohibited by state law from regulating the possession or carry of firearms (though some of them do anyway). This is really handy, and I'm wondering if LA has anything similar.
Restricted places of carry - Are there any sneakily worded or just plain dumb ones? I noticed that ALL churches are off-limits, as opposed to Texas, where the church has an option. This blanket restriction is unfortunate, and will force me to disarm while worshiping. :frown:
Castle/Duty to Retreat/etc - What's LA's status on all these? Is the condition for actually protecting myself the same as most other states (fear of death or serious bodily injury), or are there any hoops to jump through to be sure I don't step in a giant legal turd if, God forbid, I do ever have to use my weapon in self-defense.
Anything else I forgot. I'm trying to get a feel for what CCW is like over there, specifically near New Orleans. Do people look down on us? Do the cops fear us? Any actual links to LA law would be very helpful too, as I continue my research. Thanks.