Archives for November 2016

2016 Meeting of Members and Elections

The Annual Meeting of Members and Elections of the Louisiana Shooting Association took place on February 21, 2016.

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 2016 Officers and Directors of the LSA are:

President: Daniel E. Zelenka, II (term expires 2019)
Vice President: Daniel Plunkett (term expires 2017)
Secretary: Paul Prokop (term expires 2018)
Treasurer: Jay D. Hunt, III (term expires 2018)

Paul Angrisano (term expires 2019)
James Biermann (term expires 2017)
Bill Biossat (term expires 2018)
Gordon Hutchinson (term expires 2017)
Barret Kendrick (term expires 2019)
Ronald (Buck) Kliebert (term expires 2018)
John Laws (term expires 2019)
Gerald E. (Jerry) Liuzza (term expires 2017)
Joseph “Jay” Meynier (term expires 2019)
George Petras (term expires 2017)
Ted Torres (term expires 2018)

1st Alternate Director: Clifford Grout (term expires 2017)
2nd Alternate Director: Keith Lemoine (term expires 2017)

February 2014 Mid-Range Prone/F-Class Match

February 1, 2014
Prone Match Winner: Bill Jenkins, 593-20X
F-Open Match Winner: Sam Entrican, 597-33X
F-TR Match Winner: Craig Martin, 596-22X

January 2014 Mid-Range Prone/F-Class Match

January 4, 2014
Prone Match Winner: Joe Mistretta, 586-25X
F-Class Match Winner: Jim Suber, 596-46X
F-TR Match Winner: Alton Britt, 595-28X

Sen. Rick Ward, III receives Legislative Excellence Award

senatorwardThe 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

Polo Shirts, New T-shirt Colors!

polo-shirtsThe 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!

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.