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New gun laws go into effect today in Louisiana

The legislation is designed to prevent those with mental health problems from buying guns.
The legislation is designed to prevent those with mental health problems from buying guns.

Gov. Bobby Jindal pushed the restriction in response to the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Now a statewide system will capture the names of people with criminal convictions as well as those who are mentally ill.

The data goes to the national instant criminal background check system.

Retailers will use the system at the point of sale.

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