I got this from a NRA newsletter email today. BTW I did some quick searches and haven't come up with the names of those voting against this gun ban(10) and those voting for the gun ban (2). My bet is those 2 committe members are from the New Orleans area.
The primary author of the bill is Mr Richmond, and a co-author is Jared Brossette, each have a district in New Orleans.
Louisiana: Gun Ban Bill Struck Down in Committee!
Thank You to Those Who Contacted the Committee!
On Tuesday, May 19, House Bill 387 was defeated in the House Committee on Administration of Justice, by a 10 to 2 vote.
This bill, sponsored by Cedric L. Richmond (D-101), would have established far-reaching restrictions on commonly owned semi-automatic firearms (falsely describing them as "assault weapons") and ammunition magazines. HB 387 would have also banned many semi-automatic firearms that Louisianans use for self-defense, hunting, and shooting competitions.
HB 387 would also require current owners of such firearms to register them with the State Police, obtain and renew a license annually to keep them, restrict how and where they may be used or transported, and allow the State Police to inspect private homes for compliance.
We would like to thank all those NRA members who voiced their opposition to HB 387.