Louisiana Firearm/Gun Bill of Sale
The Louisiana gun bill of sale serves as a record and proof of the sale or purchase of a firearm in the state of Louisiana. It involves two or more parties and the bill of sale details important information such as the serial number of the firearm, the names of the parties involved, the purchase price, and more. This particular bill of sale is signed by the buyer and seller, two witnesses, and a notary public. 

Private firearm sales

In the state of Louisiana, anyone who is allowed to possess a gun is also allowed to sell it in a private transaction.

Prohibited from Buying

As outlined in L.A. Rev. Stat. § 14:95.1(A)

  • It is unlawful for any person who has been convicted of, or has been found not guilty by reason of insanity for, a crime of violence as defined in R.S. 14:2(B) which is a felony or simple burglary, burglary of a pharmacy, burglary of an inhabited dwelling, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, felony illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities, manufacture or possession of a delayed action incendiary device, manufacture or possession of a bomb, or possession of a firearm while in the possession of or during the sale or distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, or any violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law which is a felony, or any crime which is defined as a sex offense in R.S. 15:541, or any crime defined as an attempt to commit one of the above-enumerated offenses under the laws of this state, or who has been convicted under the laws of any other state or of the United States or of any foreign government or country of a crime which, if committed in this state, would be one of the above-enumerated crimes, to possess a firearm or carry a concealed weapon.

Firearm registration in Louisiana

The state doesn’t require that individual citizens register their firearms in a central location after purchasing them. 

Carrying a concealed weapon

Like many other states, Louisiana requires individuals that want to carry a hidden weapon to first obtain a permit to do so. The application process is straightforward with one of the main requirements being at least 21 years old. 

  1. Complete the form known as DPSSP 4645 which is the application for the concealed carry permit

  2. Include the required documentation such as firearm safety training, arrest records, and any pertinent medical records 

  3. Must have fingerprints taken 

  4. The application and the related documents must be sent to the state police

  5. Pay the requisite fees 

Louisiana does recognize other states’ concealed carry permits but only if those states recognize the permit from Louisiana