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    Q. Law specificity - 'may not carry a pistol in _____ caliber."

    On another forum, someone is asking if LA prohibits the carrying of pistols chambered in 'rifle' calibers. Specifically they said that they heard (friend of a friend's friend) that carrying a FN FiveSeven pistol was prohibited because the 5.7x28 round was a 'rifle caliber'.

    This would come as shocking news to me, so I thought I'd better ask the state experts.

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    Aaahhhh, the friend of a friend legal advise. That's almost as good as the some guy on a gun forum on the internet legal advise.
    My thought is, La doesn't have a law against carrying rifles or other long arms. Why would they have a law against carrying a pistol in a "rifle caliber", whatever that is? Is a 9mm a "rifle caliber"? Because I know people with 9mm pistols and 9mm rifles. I know people who own .357/38 Special rifles and revolvers. I know some who have .22 caliber rifles and .22 cal pistols.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallschirmjäger View Post
    On another forum, someone is asking if LA prohibits the carrying of pistols chambered in 'rifle' calibers. Specifically they said that they heard (friend of a friend's friend) that carrying a FN FiveSeven pistol was prohibited because the 5.7x28 round was a 'rifle caliber'.

    This would come as shocking news to me, so I thought I'd better ask the state experts.
    It would come as a shock to me too. It's likely that this is a rumor in the making.

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    If I were a cop I would not carry a 5-7. I'd probably carry 10mm, maybe .40 S&W if I were around a lot of people all day.
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    I'm callin' BS until someone gives me a cite of the law that prohibits it myself!

    My 9mm pistol caliber rifle:


    I also had one of these:


    AND this one as well!:
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeroHog View Post
    I'm callin' BS until someone gives me a cite of the law that prohibits it myself!

    My 9mm pistol caliber rifle:


    I also had one of these:


    AND this one as well!:

    Weren't those the ones you had before that tragic boating accident on one dark and stormy night.
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    Law is too vague.

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