Archives for August 2019

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Ineffective Gun Laws Proposed in Congress

We at the LSA understand. Everyone is frustrated when a crazy person uses any weapon to kill anyone. When the press gets whipped up into a frenzy and blames law-abiding citizens and Civil Rights organizations for the carnage, we have to take a stand!

Please contact your Senators and Representative TODAY and urge them to oppose ineffective gun control measures that won’t make us any safer but will infringe on the rights of law-abiding gun owners. You can use this link to send them an email or call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

Or, better yet, please contact them individually.

Senator Bill Cassidy – (R)
520 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5824
www.cassidy.senate.gov/contact

Senator John Kennedy – (R)
416 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4623
www.kennedy.senate.gov/public/email-me

Representative Steve Scalise (R, District 1)
2049 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC 20510
(202) 225-3015
https://scalise.house.gov/

Representative Cedric L. Richmond (D, District 2)
506 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC 20510
(202) 225-6636
https://richmond.house.gov/

Representative Clay Higgins (R, District 3)
424 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC 20510
(202) 225-2031
https://clayhiggins.house.gov

Representative Mike Johnson (R, District 4)
418 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC 20510
(202) 225-2777
https://mikejohnson.house.gov

Representative Raoph Lee Abraham (R, District 5)
417 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC 20510
(202) 225-8490
https://abraham.house.gov/

Representative Garret Graves (R, District 6)
2402 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC 20510
(202) 225-3901
https://garretgraves.house.gov/


Hunter Advocacy

Many of our members are hunters. They have no real interest in firearm competition or collecting. However, they know the importance of preserving their Second Amendment Rights. They also know that many people are trying to take away their right to hunt, trap, and fish as well. Our partner organization, Safari Club International protects their right to hunt right here in Louisiana, the United States, and worldwide.

Safari Club International, the leader in the defense of wildlife management, conservation and hunting access on public land, is excited to announce the SCI Hunter Advocacy Action Center, a new service to engage hunters in the ongoing effort to protect their freedom to pursue their passion. This text alert system sends alerts directly to a participant’s mobile phone to make them aware of issues that may affect management, conservation, and hunting access on public land, plus national legislative issues, with links to take direct action.

This cutting edge service will help hunters mobilize against the forces that may seek to curtail their freedom to hunt through reducing public land access, altering scientific-based wildlife management policy or introducing legislation negatively affecting sound conservation policy. Individuals who register by texting ‘SCI’ to 73075 will not only receive alerts, but will receive instructions and links to take action on issues that directly affect them.

The SCI Hunter Advocacy Center on safariclub.org maintains an up-to-the-minute list of issues that users can register to receive alerts about, or they can simply text “SCI” to 73075 and be notified based on their area code. Users who have an area code not related to their residence are encouraged to click the acknowledgement link and complete their registration with an address so they receive relevant alerts. The system will service the United States and Canada. Visit safariclub.org/hunter-advocacy-action-center to view issues SCI is currently monitoring and register to receive alerts.

Safari Club International – First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI’s approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page www.SafariClub.org, or call (520) 620-1220 for more information.

What’s the Relationship between the LSA and the NRA?

One of the most common questions we get is, “Does the money I donate to the LSA end up at the NRA?” The answer is easy: NO. The money you donate to the LSA through dues, donations, the purchase of merchandise, or the purchase of raffle tickets stays right here in Louisiana to protect your enumerated civil right to keep and bear arms. Period.

The LSA has been the official NRA-affiliated state association since it was incorporated in March 1966. It is recognized under IRS section 501(c)4 as a federally tax-exempt, not-for-profit Social Welfare Organization. The volunteers who run your state association exert tremendous effort in lobbying the Louisiana Legislature to ensure that they do not trample on your constitutional rights. The seeking of legislation germane to the organization’s programs is a permissible means of attaining social welfare purposes. Thus, a section 501(c)(4) social welfare organization may further its tax-exempt purposes through lobbying as its sole or primary activity without jeopardizing its exempt status. And although lobbying is not our sole or primary purpose, WE DO A LOT OF LOBBYING!

The objectives of the LSA are stated in the corporations By-Laws.

The detailed objectives of this Association include, but are not limited to the following:

(a)  The protection and defense of the inalienable constitutional right of the individual American citizen to acquire, transport, possess, carry, and transfer ownership of arms, in order that the people may exercise their right to self-preservation and defense of family, person, and property, as well as defend the nation and the individual liberty of its citizens.

(b) The promotion of marksmanship practice both as a sport and as a fundamental aspect of national defense.

(c)  The promotion of all shooting sports.

(d) The encouragement of the acceptance of marksmanship as a major competitive sport in the state’s publicly and privately endowed school systems, both secondary and collegiate.

(e)  To assist in the planning, construction, acquisition, and preservation of civilian and publicly-owned shooting ranges of all types.

(f)  To support the Civilian Marksmanship Program of the Department of Defense, and to encourage member clubs to enroll and participate in that program.

(g) The promotion of the highest degree of sportsmanship and good fellowship among the membership of the Association, and to prevent the occurrence or tolerance of unsportsmanlike conduct.

(h) The promotion of the conservation and wise use of our wildlife and other natural resources and cooperate with conservation organizations.

So, if you’ve been reticent to join the LSA because you were worried that your money would end up in Washington, DC in the pockets of the NRA, worry not! The LSA has your back right here at home in Louisiana and has since 1966!