New Orleans Rep. Focusing On Dangerous Weapons In Upcoming Bills
One lawmaker is looking to crack down on crime this upcoming legislative session. Rep. Jared Brossett of New Orleans has pre-filed two bills that would do just that.
In one bill, Brossett wants a tougher penalty for those who "recklessly discharge" a firearm on or near a school campus. He says anyone convicted of the proposed new crime would be fined up to $5,000 and could be jailed for five to 10 years. He says children should not have to have their learning environment disrupted over senseless crimes.
Brossett has also filed a bill that would increase penalties for people who break-in to other's homes. He says they should face a 7-year sentence and a fine of $7,000 if they broke in with a dangerous weapon.