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    Smile Question about Open Carry in NOLA area of LA

    Hello everyone. I will be visiting NOLA in the next few weeks and would like to take my gun with me when I visit the area. I hold a CWL in Florida and I know that I can conceal carry in LA and I know that LA is friendly to Open Carry, but I am not sure if their are any issues with doing so in the NOLA area of the State. If you guys could educate me on this item it would be great. Any tips you could provide as locals would be welcome. I don't want to end up being arrested on my vacation. Thanks.

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    Question about Open Carry in NOLA area of LA

    I wouldn't think Bourbon street or surrounding party streets would be a good idea. I know the below says
    ( establishment ) but I wouldn't take the chance downtown. Hopefully someone who lives there might give you more solid info. I lived there for four years,, enjoy your visit.

    " Any portion of the permitted area of an establishment that has been granted a Class A-General retail permit, as defined in Part II of Chapter 1 or Part II of Chapter 2 of Title 26 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises "


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    Chap, thanks for your input. I may make some phone calls next week to the NOLA Police Department, as they may be able to provide some insight as well. I am hoping some other NOLA gun owners will chime in. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfla4x4 View Post
    I may make some phone calls next week to the NOLA Police Department
    Don't bother. Seriously.

    If you get a legally correct answer (highly doubtful), the official PR word from HQ is guaranteed to have almost no bearing at all on the conduct of individual officers in the French Quarter, or any other tourism district.

    NOLA officially doesn't give a crap about state law. They may be constrained by it in the end, but only after a fight.

    Even Louisiana activists hesitate to OC in NOLA. If you're visiting from out of state, are you prepared to tie up a lot of time, travel, and money to prove you're in the right?

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    Yep, that makes a lot of sense. I think I will just carry my weapon concealed as I don't want to deal with the hassle. Thanks!

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