Concealed carry bill fails in Senate veto override session

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A bill to allow for concealed carry of guns without a permit didn’t pick up enough votes in the Louisiana Senate to make it through the state Legislature’s first-ever veto override session.

The bill failed on a 23-15 vote; it needed 26 votes for the override of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto to move to the House — where it needed another 70 votes for a successful override.

Two Republicans, Sens. Patrick Connick of Marrero and Louie Bernard of Natchitoches, voted against the override. All the Senate Democrats voted against overriding it.