Minden Press-Herald

Wednesday
Sep 24th

Senate defers gun bill ban on federal oversight

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Senators postponed a vote Tuesday on a controversial bill that would prohibit enforcement in Louisiana of any federal bans on assault weapons, after opponents called the measure unconstitutional.

Following a barrage of questions about the effort to usurp federal laws and several attempts to attach unwieldy amendments, Sen. Rick Ward, D-Port Allen, deferred a vote on the House-approved measure.

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