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Loosening firearms restrictions

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With Louisiana known around the country as “The Sportsman’s Paradise” for its great fishing and hunting experiences, one can only assume guns are ingrained as a part of the culture.
That culture was strengthened this past week as the Senate voted Tuesday to approve final passage of Senate Bill 303, which will head to the polls in November for a vote among the state’s registered voters.

The bill, which would set tougher standards for restricting the use of firearms, was passed easily through both the House and Senate — with a 77-22 vote in the House and a 34-4 vote in the Senate — but whether or not the voters of the state uphold that decision is still up in the air.

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