Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is concerned about tourism dropping in New Orleans after the fatal shooting on Bourbon Street last weekend. Nungesser says every negative story impacts a city because people have to feel safe to come here.

“We’ve got to get our act together and fix the crime problem in New Orleans. Failure is not an option, and I’m willing to reach out and help the mayor in any way,” Nungesser said.

Nungesser says there are too many criminals walking around because too often these people are in and out of jail. He says something needs to be done to keep dangerous offenders behind bars.

“They’re not arrested one, two, or three times. Try one, two, or three dozen times in many cases. Why are these people out on the street time after time,” Nungesser said.

Nungesser says we’re reacting to these crimes, but we need to be proactive and prevent crimes before someone gets hurt. He says that starts with getting police the equipment they need and working with state and local officials to implement new policies.

“This was a tragic event, and hopefully we will all come to the table and make some drastic changes to what we’re doing because what we’re doing is not working,” Nungesser said.