Louisiana Bill Would Authorize Confiscation of Firearms from Individuals Who Have Recent Documented History of Animal Cruelty

Louisiana Senate Bill 327 would authorize the confiscation of firearms from individuals who make threats of violence when there is probable cause to believe that the individual poses a “risk of imminent personal injury to himself or to another person.” The bill would require courts to consider “recent acts of cruelty to animals” as well as “recent threats or acts of violence … toward another person or persons” when determining if confiscation is warranted. The bill has been referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.