guns en Recovered Guns Become Art In New Orleans <p>Weapons will become raw materials for artists in a project getting underway in New Orleans.</p><p>City officials and artists gathered Wednesday at the <a href="" target="_blank">Jonathan Ferrara Gallery</a> to announce a project called "Guns in the Hands of Artists."</p><p>On the floor of the gallery were parts of 186 guns removed from the streets of New Orleans through the police department's gun buyback program.</p><p>Artist Skylar Fein said that in his eyes, the guns are already art.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:14:54 +0000 Janaya Williams 58683 at Firearms Manufacturing Bill Advances In State Senate A bill that would allow gun buyers and sellers to circumvent any federal firearm ban if a gun is manufactured in-state has advanced in the Senate.<p> Tue, 14 May 2013 16:38:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 35332 at Orleans Parish Judge Rules Felon Firearms Ban Unconstitutional <p>An Orleans Parish judge has ruled that the state law banning felons from owning firearms is unconstitutional, based on a state constitutional amendment ensuring an absolute right to bear arms in Louisiana, according to a report <a href="" target="_blank">from the Times-Picayune</a>.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:01:02 +0000 Jason Saul 31721 at Does New La. Amendment Trump Felon Gun Law? <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Defense attorneys argue that Louisiana's new constitutional protection for gun ownership applies to felons, too.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">State law makes it illegal for felons to own firearms.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:30:56 +0000 The Associated Press 30948 at Educators Must Lead the Gun Control Debate <p>In the wake of the Newtown massacre, where are the school groups lobbying for new gun control laws? At best, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association are defensively protecting schools, as if they are forts, from the encroachment of gun lobbyists and activists who want more guns in schools. Educators know that firearm-free zones, while not perfect, create the best learning environments. Schools and colleges can teach gun advocates that taking a stand doesn’t require a gun.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 22:52:00 +0000 Andre Perry 25544 at Police Buying Guns in New Orleans <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) &mdash; New Orleans police will be buying guns from citizens who want to dispose of them on May 12 at the Little Zion Baptist Church.</p><p>The program, in partnership with the Greater New Orleans/Jefferson Gun Buyback Committee, will start at 9 a.m.</p><p>The church is at 4821 Earhart Blvd.</p><p>Police say they will pay $75 for handguns and $200 for assault rifles in a no-questions-asked effort to get guns off the street.</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 14:50:44 +0000 The Associated Press 10417 at