Posted on January 2, 2012
Louisiana has no law requiring a background check on the purchaser of a firearm when the seller is not a licensed dealer. Louisiana law does, however, prohibit knowingly making a firearm available to a patient of a mental institution.1 It is also unlawful to give, sell, donate, lend, deliver or otherwise transfer a firearm to a person knowing him or her to be a convicted felon.2
The only other Louisiana laws governing such sales are those addressing the minimum age of the purchaser.
See our Private Sales policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.