2020 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
Title 40 - Public Health and Safety
§1799. Preemption of state law; liability of manufacturer, trade association, or dealer of firearms and ammunition

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 40:1799 (2020)

RS 1799 - Preemption of state law; liability of manufacturer, trade association, or dealer of firearms and ammunition

A. The governing authority of any political subdivision or local or other governmental authority of the state is precluded and preempted from bringing suit to recover against any firearms or ammunition manufacturer, trade association, or dealer for damages for injury, death, or loss or to seek other injunctive relief resulting from or relating to the lawful design, manufacture, marketing, or sale of firearms or ammunition. The authority to bring such actions as may be authorized by law shall be reserved exclusively to the state.

B. This Section shall not prohibit the governing authority of a political subdivision or local or other governing authority of the state from bringing an action against a firearms or ammunition manufacturer, trade association, or dealer for breach of contract as to firearms or ammunition purchased by the political subdivision or local authority of the state.

Acts 1999, No. 291, §1, eff. June 11, 1999.

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