Gov. Edwards lays out his legislative agenda to start regular session
Posted on 3/12/2018 2:34:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards kicked off the regular session today by laying out his legislative agenda, and tearing into lawmakers who failed to fix the fiscal cliff. The governor highlighted the plight of Louisiana’s highest performing students, who could begin to be poached by universities in other states with TOPS still up in the air. Edwards says right now Bama is beating us academically, and athletically.

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Sen. Kennedy against new gun control laws
Posted on 2/28/2018 1:13:00 PM.
Louisiana Senator John Kennedy says he will not support what he terms a “knee-jerk” reaction to additional gun control laws in the wake of the Florida shootings. Kennedy opposes a bill to modify the existing back-ground check systems for firearm purchases because he says that system is broken.
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Rep. Ray Garofalo looks to present bill to allow guns in clasrooms
Posted on 2/23/2018 3:14:00 AM.
Chalmette Representative Raymond Garafalo will reintroduce a bill in the regular session that would allow school educators to carry weapons on campus if they have proper training. Garafalo first suggested the idea in 2014, but it was shot down by House Criminal Justice committee. In the wake of recent threats and attacks, Garafalo says allowing guns in the classroom may prevent future mass school shootings.
"The deterrence level of a criminal or a crazy person knowing that there is a possibility that they are going to run into armed resistance at a school is a lot more than we have now."
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Edwards calls for expanded background check, No-Fly No-Buy laws
Posted on 2/21/2018 4:25:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards addresses the issue of gun control during his monthly call-in radio show. Edwards says in the wake of the latest mass shooting in Florida, he’s calling for a more robust background check system for firearm purchases.

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Kennedy opposes gun control bill
Posted on 1/10/2018 4:11:00 AM.

U-S Senator John Kennedy opposes a bipartisan bill designed to improve the national background check database. The legislation would penalize federal workers who fail to report relevant records to the database, and provide incentives to states that increase reporting levels. Kennedy says we don’t need legislation asking federal workers to do their job…

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Following Vegas massacre, Saints Coach Sean Payton says US needs better gun control
Posted on 10/3/2017 12:14:00 PM.
Saints Coach Sean Payton says current gun laws are flawed and frustrating as he spoke about gun control in light of the massacre that occurred in Las Vegas during a country music concert. In a conference call with beat reporters, Payton says the current system in our country right now is not working.
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Governor discusses taxes and gun control in radio show
Posted on 6/15/2016 4:43:00 PM.

The third installment of the “Ask the Governor” call-in radio show featured a wide variety of questions from callers. Governor John Bel Edwards was asked about everything from food stamps to marijuana, and the budget was a key topic. One caller asked about changes to the state’s film tax credit program. Edwards says the state capped the program at $180 million in credits paid out and there are no plans to change it.

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President Obama issues executive order on gun control
Posted on 1/5/2016 11:04:00 AM.
President Barack Obama announces an executive order requiring background checks in order to purchase guns at flea markets, websites, and other informal settings. The hope is to expand the number of gun sales subject to background checks.
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Lafayette shooting spurs gun control debate
Posted on 7/27/2015 3:11:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The Lafayette theater shooting is sparking arguments over gun control once again and whether more laws are needed to prevent such tragedies. Violence Policy Center Executive Director Josh Sugarman says we need stronger gun laws so that Americans can feel safe going about their daily lives.
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Guns in classrooms?
Posted on 3/11/2014 7:09:00 PM.
Legislation has been filed that will allow teachers and principals to bring their guns into classrooms. The bill is by Chalmette Representative Ray Garofalo who says this is in response to an increase in gun violence, particularly on school campuses.
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