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Senate rejects gun age increase


Bill raised assault weapon age from 18 to 21

Devon Sanders
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE–The Legislature on Tuesday continued a pattern of mixed action on proposals to combat gun violence, as the Senate rejected a bill to raise the legal age of assault weapons while a Senate committee approved a bill to ban bump stocks on semi-automatic weapons.

Both bills were authored by Troy Carter, D-New Orleans.

SB 155, which would have prohibited the sale of assault weapons to anyone under the age of 21, failed on the Senate floor with 9 votes in favor, and 26 opposed. The current


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