Coming Events

May 30 Donaldsonville: Appleseed Event Palo Alto Rifle and Pistol Club, 1393 Hwy 943, Donaldsonville, LA. Both .22 LR and Centerfire rifles are allowed at t...
May 31 Donaldsonville: Appleseed Event Palo Alto Rifle and Pistol Club, 1393 Hwy 943, Donaldsonville, LA. Both .22 LR and Centerfire rifles are allowed at t...
Jun 6 Eunice: Appleseed Event Eunice Rifle and Gun Club, 2455 Hwy 95, Eunice, LA 70535 Both Centerfire and 22 Rimfire are allowed at this range.
Jun 7 Eunice: Appleseed Event Eunice Rifle and Gun Club, 2455 Hwy 95, Eunice, LA 70535 Both Centerfire and 22 Rimfire are allowed at this range.
Jun 13 Holmwood: NRA Convetional Pistol Regional Championship Holmwood: NRA Convetional Pistol Regional Championship. Contact John Texada at 337-477-5277 between 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM.
Jun 14 Holmwood: NRA Convetional Pistol Regional Championship Holmwood: NRA Convetional Pistol Regional Championship. Contact John Texada at 337-477-5277 between 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM.
Jun 20 Donaldsonville: High Power Rifle (200, 300, and 600 yards) Donaldsonville: High Power Rifle (200, 300, and 600 yards) across the course match to be fired at the Palo Alto Rifle...
Jun 27 Donaldsonville: NRA Outdoor Pistol 1800 Match Donaldsonville: NRA Outdoor Pistol 1800 Match. NRA conventional pistol. Contact Skip Blanchard at skip.blanchard@msn....
Jul 18 Donaldsonville: High Power Rifle (200, 300, and 600 yards) Donaldsonville: High Power Rifle (200, 300, and 600 yards) across the course match to be fired at the Palo Alto Rifle...
Jul 25 Donaldsonville: NRA Outdoor Pistol 1800 Match Donaldsonville: NRA Outdoor Pistol 1800 Match. NRA conventional pistol. Contact Skip Blanchard at skip.blanchard@msn....
Aug 22 Donaldsonville: NRA Outdoor Pistol 1800 Match Donaldsonville: NRA Outdoor Pistol 1800 Match. NRA conventional pistol. Contact Skip Blanchard at skip.blanchard@msn....
Aug 29 Gonzales: Louisiana State Smallbore Rifle Silhouette Champship Sponsored by the East Ascension Sportsman's League
Firearm Type: Silhouette Rifle
Contact: Eric Harper
Aug 30 Gonzales: Louisiana State Smallbore Rifle Silhouette Champship Sponsored by the East Ascension Sportsman's League
Firearm Type: Silhouette Rifle
Contact: Eric Harper
Sep 12 Holmwood: NRA Outdoor Pistol 2700 Match Holmwood: NRA Outdoor Pistol 2700 Match. NRA conventional pistol. Contact John Texada at 337-477-5277 between 6:00 ...
Sep 19 Donaldsonville: High Power Rifle (200, 300, and 600 yards) Donaldsonville: High Power Rifle (200, 300, and 600 yards) across the course match to be fired at the Palo Alto Rifle...
Sep 26 Donaldsonville: NRA Outdoor Pistol 1800 Match Donaldsonville: NRA Outdoor Pistol 1800 Match. NRA conventional pistol. Contact Skip Blanchard at skip.blanchard@msn....
Oct 3 Holmwood: NRA Conventional Pistol State Championship Holmwood: NRA Conventional Pistol State Championship. Contact John Texada at 337-477-5277 between 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM.
Oct 4 Holmwood: NRA Conventional Pistol State Championship Holmwood: NRA Conventional Pistol State Championship. Contact John Texada at 337-477-5277 between 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM.
Oct 24 Donaldsonville: NRA Outdoor Pistol 1800 Match Donaldsonville: NRA Outdoor Pistol 1800 Match. NRA conventional pistol. Contact Skip Blanchard at skip.blanchard@msn....
Nov 14 Holmwood: NRA Outdoor Pistol 2700 Match Holmwood: NRA Outdoor Pistol 2700 Match. NRA conventional pistol. Contact John Texada at 337-477-5277 between 6:00 PM...
Nov 21 Donaldsonville: High Power Rifle (200, 300, and 600 yards) Donaldsonville: High Power Rifle (200, 300, and 600 yards) across the course match to be fired at the Palo Alto Rifle...

General News


Rep. Joseph Lopinto Receives Legislative Excellence Award

The Louisiana Shooting Association, in recognition of the state legislator who by action has demonstrated the highest commitment to the protection of Second Amendment rights, established the Louisiana Shooting Association Legislative Excellence Award in 2010.

This annual award is presented to the legislator selected by unanimous vote of the LSA Board of Directors based upon that legislators actions during the most recent legislative session. The criteria used in the final selection of the award recipient includes an evaluation of the candidates continued support of responsible firearm use and ownership, their role in protecting legitimate firearm owners from ineffective and punitive legislation, and their support of appropriate law enforcement efforts relative to firearm issues.

With these factors in mind, it is with great appreciation and pride that the LSA announces the 2014 recipient of the Louisiana Shooting Association Legislative Excellence Award, Representative Joseph Lopinto (R, District 80). Rep. Lopinto serves as Chairman of the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee.

Past Winners of the Legislative Excellence Award include:

2010 Rep. Ernest Wooton
2011 Rep. Cameron Henry
2012 Sen. Neil Riser
2013 Rep. Jeff R. Thompson

LSA Board of Directors

Each year, the Members of the LSA elect a Board of Directors consisting of 15 members and two Alternate Directors. Each Director is elected to a 3-year term and each Alternate Director is elected to a 1-year term.

Once the Board of Directors is chosen, the Directors then elect Officers of the Corporation from among the 15 Directors.

The 2015 Board of Directors (updated 28 February 2015)

Officers
President: Daniel E. Zelenka, II (term expires 2016)
Vice-President: Dan Plunkett (term expires 2017)
Secretary: Paul Prokop (term expires 2018)
Treasurer: Jay D. Hunt, III (term expires 2018)
Member-at-Large: John Laws (term expires 2016)

Directors
Mark Altazin (term expires 2016)
Paul Angrisano (term expires 2016)
Jim Biermann (term expires 2017)
Gordon Hutchinson (term expires 2017)
Ronald (Buck) Kliebert (term expires 2018)
Gerald E. (Jerry) Liuzza (term expires 2017)
George Petras (term expires 2017)
Ted Torres (term expires 2018)
Chris Vinson (term expires 2016)

Alternate Directors
1st Alternate Barret Kendrick (term expires 2016)
2nd Alternate Clifford Grout (term expires 2016)

LSA and NRA ILA Honor Sen. Rick Ward

On Tuesday, July 29, the LSA and the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) hosted a dinner in honor of State Senator Rick Ward (Republican District 17). Sen. Ward supported Senate Bill 212, which allows for sportsmen to use lawfully-owned firearms and suppressors while hunting game in Louisiana.This bill was similar to a house version sponsored by Rep. Cameron Henry and signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal (Repulican). The dinner, hosted at Hunters Run Gun Club, was attended by NRA representatives, LSA officers and directors, and industry leaders from the American Suppressor Association, Lipseys, Red Jacket Firearms, and Precision Firearms.

LSA and NRA ILA Honor Rep. Cameron Henry

On Monday, July 28, the LSA and the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) hosted a dinner in honor of State Representative Cameron Henry (Republican District 82). Rep. Henry supported House Bill 186, which allows for sportsmen to use lawfully-owned firearms and suppressors while hunting game in Louisiana. The US is far behind the rest of the world when it comes to using suppressors when hunting game. There is a misconception, mainly propagated by Hollywood, that suppressed firearms are silent. In reality, the sound produced by a suppressed firearm brings noise down to a level that is safer for hearing protection. Study after study has demonstrated that there is no unfair advantage and game animals are not taken at a higher rate in the 32 states that allow the hunting of game with a suppressed firearm.

Louisiana Junior Air Rifle Team

Louisiana Juniors Leighton Dempster (standing in picture), Hayley Kunzli (kneeling left) and Laura Melancon (kneeling right) represented Louisiana at the CMP 3-Position Air Rifle and National 3-Position Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio. Also, this summer Laura has represented Louisiana at the USA Shooting National Championships at Fort Benning, GA and Daisy National Air Rifle Championships at Rogers, AR, where she brought home a silver medal in precision kneeling and a bronze medal in precision prone.

The LSA pays for part of the cost of travel and for Junior Team uniforms through proceeds from our Junior Shooting Fund. The LSA supports Junior Team Shooting through sales of raffle tickets for our annual M1 Garand drawing, which takes place on the third Saturday in October each year. There is still plenty of time to buy raffle tickets to support our junior shooters.

To purchase raffle tickets, look to the left of your screen and click on Newsletters. Download the latest edition of our newsletter, the LSA Quarterly, and print out the order form in the newsletter.

Polo Shirts, New T-shirt Colors!

The LSA is now offering polo shirts! Few can resist the delightfully soft hand and lightweight honeycomb knit texture of our 100% pima cotton polo. Crafted with 100% pima cottonone of the highest grades of cotton in the world. 6.2-ounce 100% pima cotton. The shirts have double-needle stitching throughout, flat knit collars and cuffs, locker patches, 3-button plackets, pearl buttons, side vents, and are embroidered with the LSA logo over left breast. Six polo shirt colors are available: Banana, Ivory, Light Pink, Sea Foam, Stone, and White. The embroidered logo has black lettering and black shooters over a forest green state.

The LSA is now offering our official short sleeve T-shirt in four colors: Sports Grey, Sand, Gold (new), and Military Green (new). The shirts feature a large LSA logo on the back and a small LSA logo over the left breast. The logos on the Sports Grey, Sand, and Gold shirts will feature black lettering and black shooters over a forest green state. The logos on the Military Green shirts will feature black lettering and black shooters over a white state. Long sleeve T-shirts are still available in Sports Grey and Sand featuring the LSA logos on front and back with black lettering and black shooters over a forest green state. Larger sizes of short sleeve and long sleeve T-shirts are now back in stock!

Defend Your Second Amendment Rights!

Defend Louisiana is a statewide campaign dedicated to giving Louisianians a voice in the defense of their right to protect their families.

Started by State Representative Jeff Thompson (R-Dist 8), Defend LA travels around the state collecting signatures of residents who pledge to support and defend their Second Amendment right. Defend LA and its legislative partners are also drafting legislation to be introduced in the Louisiana Legislature in the 2013 Regular Session to further protect Louisiana residents’ right to bear arms.

The pledge: “I pledge to defend the right for law abiding citizens to protect their families, and will work against attempts to restrict my right to keep and bear arms by standing up for the Second Amendment and letting my voice be heard.”

To sign up for updates, join their email list, follow them on Twitter, and find them on Facebook.

No Guns = No Money

We've all seen the signs on the door. The uninformed shop owner does not want firearms in his establishment. As law-abiding gun owners, we pass his shop in favor of a more enlightened merchant, but we have that awful feeling in our gut that makes us want to educate the uniformed.

As a Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit Holder, I
• have NOT been convicted of a felony,
• have NOT been committed for the abuse of a controlled dangerous substance, am NOT an unlawful user of marijuana, depressants, stimulants, or narcotic drugs, and do NOT chronically and habitually use alcoholic beverages,
• have NOT been adjudicated to be mentally deficient or been committed to a mental institution,
• have NOT been found guilty of a crime of violence,
• am NOT a fugitive from justice, and
• HAVE been trained by a Certified Firearms Instructor
How much does that shop owner know about his other customers, particularly that criminal that could care less about his wishes and carries an illegally concealed weapon?

Now, you may download a PDF file that will allow you to print business sized cards with this exact message on them. Simply print, trim, and carry them with you in your wallet or purse. When you see the sign in the window, slip the card to the owner and go on your way. If the owner gets enough of these cards, he'll realize the amount of money he is losing to his uninformed and ill-conceived policy.

Instructions for Use:

To use the form, click the download button to the right. Once you have downloaded the PDF, you may print the cards on plain paper or card stock, and trim along the lines. Alternatively, you may purchase any plain colored business card templates made by Avery (available at most office supply stores), and use the PDF template to print onto Avery business cards.

Please remember, be polite when presenting these cards. If the shop owner wants to argue, walk away. If the shop owners wants more information, you may direct him to the LSA for more information.

LSA Bumper Stickers and Decals

When the LSA reduced the cost of membership from $20 to $10, it was decided that we could no longer afford to give away LSA decals any longer. However, several people have requested a source of bumper stickers and decals. We have partnered with Zazzle to produce a few of these items. If you would like to purchase stickers, a coffee mug, etc., please click the link to visit their site.

Hey! I Just Want a Paper Application to Join or Renew!

Click on the "Download" button to the right to open a paper application to join or renew your LSA membership.

To join or renew on-line, follow these steps:

1. If you have not already done so, create an account.
2. Log into your account.
3. On the left side the screen, find the link "LSA Membership" and click on that link.
4. Click on "LM001."
5. Look on the left side of the screen for your name, and click on your name.
6. Click "Checkout," and follow the prompts to pay with your credit card.

Thanks for supporting the LSA!