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 2015 recipient of the Louisiana Shooting Association Legislative Excellence Award, Senator Rick Ward, III (R, District 17). Sen. Ward serves as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary A 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
2014 Rep. Joseph Lopinto