The governors of eight states have issued unprecedented executive orders in the past week, authorizing National Guardsmen to be armed at recruiting centers and other facilities in the wake of the July 16 deadly shooting rampage at military facilities in Chattanooga, TN, that killed five U.S. military personnel.
A measure that breezed through the Louisiana House and Senate and currently awaits the governor’s signature will authorize firearm accident prevention and safety instruction for elementary school students in The Bayou State based on the National Rifle Association’s acclaimed Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program.
Both Louisiana and Mississippi have offered tax relief to shooting enthusiasts with a "tax-free" weekend on shooting supplies.
Louisiana is giving other states a run for the money in being gun friendly, with measures allowing suppressors for hunting, where concealed carriers may carry and exempting permit holders from certain checks.
With the goal of following Louisiana's 2009 law, a Texas legislator hopes to bring a weekend tax holiday on firearms to the Lone Star State.
Governor expected to sign bill that provides punishment for anyone intentionally revealing permit-holders' private information.