Volume 21 | September - November 01, 2021
LSA Monthly Update
A Monthly Electronic Newsletter from the Louisiana Shooting Association, Inc.
The LSA Monthly Update is typically published monthly as an electronic newsletter. However, Hurricane Ida severely affected some of our members, and your LSA Directors were not excluded from its effects. We apologize for not publishing a September 2021 or October 2021 issue. We should be back to our monthly schedule now.
"We have noticed a significant decline in support of our raffle efforts over the past couple of years."
The LSA Junior Shooting Program: Support Through the Years
The Louisiana Shooting Association has a strong tradition of training young competitive shooters. In the last couple of decades, we have helped many fine young men and women compete at national and international shooting events, including David Higgins who trained in Louisiana, attended the US Air Force Academy and shot on their collegiate team, and then qualified for and shot in the 2016 Summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

"Last year, according to the data, armed citizens killed 343 criminals during the commission of a felony while police fatally shot 298 felons."
FBI Report: Armed Citizens Killed More Criminals than Police
The FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2020 indicates that armed private citizens killed more criminals during the commission of a felony than were killed by police, and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms says these data clearly underscore the continuing need for American gun ownership.

“We looked at Tables 14 and 15 in the FBI’s new report that apply to justifiable homicides by law enforcement and private citizens, respectively,” noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “Last year, according to the data, armed citizens killed 343 criminals during the commission of a felony while police fatally shot 298 felons.

 “If the FBI data published in their crime report for 2020 are accurate,” he continued, “they are ample evidence that the individual right to keep and bear arms for personal defense is as important today as it was when the Second Amendment was adopted as a cornerstone of the Bill of Rights.

It concerns the failure of the agencies and its officials to abide by long-established and Congressionally-mandated rule making requirements, threatening rights protected by the Second Amendment.
DOJ Asks for More Time to Process Over 211,000 Comments on Proposed Arm Brace Rule
Nine months after the Second Amendment Foundation sued the Department of Justice and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in federal court over ATF’s flip on how it regulates stabilizing braces on pistols, the DOJ and SAF jointly asked for a continuation of a stay in the legal action to allow processing of more than 211,000 public comments on a proposed rule on "Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached Stabilizing Braces."

The process is expected to require more than four months.

Under the original proposal, guns with stabilizing braces would suddenly be regulated under the National Firearms Act the same as short-barreled rifles. That would require a special license and $200 fee for each firearm fitted with a brace. Without the special license and fee, guns fitted with the stabilizing braces would be illegal to own. 

Back on May 4, the court granted an agreed motion for a stay, which was extended on June 15, after the defendants published the proposed rule in the Federal Register seeking public comment. The comment period was 90 days, during which time the agency was flooded with comments.

Get Your 2021 M1 Garand Raffle Tickets!
Tickets for the 2021 M1 Garand Raffle in Support of Junior Shooting are now on sale. The drawing will be held October 16, 2021. Winner need not be present to win!