Volume 17 | May 01, 2021
LSA Monthly Update
A Monthly Electronic Newsletter from the Louisiana Shooting Association, Inc.
LSA President, Dan Zelenka (right) testifies at the Committee hearing for HB118.
Update On Progress of Key Bills
Wednesday, April 28 was a big day in the House Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice. The day was mostly positive for freedom loving gun owners.

Bills that were reported favorably by the committee include HB48, HB118, HB124, and HB596.

Unfortunately, HB16 was involuntarily deferred by the committee.

On a positive note, HB353 was voluntarily deferred by the author for lack of committee support. Also, HB326 has not been brought for a vote because of the huge amount of pressure that the LSA and other pro-Rights groups are applying to this horrendous legislation.

LSA Life Member Mary Elizabeth Norckauer Passes at Age 96
LSA Life Member H.R. "Butch" Norckauer recently informed the LSA of the passing of his aunt, Mary Elizabeth Norckauer on April 2, 2021 at 96. She was a LIfe Member of the LSA and a Member of the NRA. Among her many athletic skills, several decades ago she was an active competitive shooter. Largely a pistol shooter she made the United States team and earned international medals, thus earning the title of Internationally Distinguished Shooter. As an assistant professor at LSU, she taught marksmanship including rifle, pistol and shotgun shooting.

“The entire gun rights community has waited for many years for this news. A right that exists only in one’s home is not a right at all. We do not limit the right of free speech, or freedom of the press, or the practice of one’s religion, or the right to legal counsel just to someone’s residence. And ultimately, that’s what we’re talking about, constitutionally-protected fundamental rights.”
-Alan M. Gottlieb
US Supreme Court to Hear Second Amendment Right-to-Carry Case
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a Second Amendment right-to-carry case challenging New York State’s restrictive gun control law. A favorable ruling in this case will almost certainly impact challenges to similar laws in other states. The case is known as NY State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett. It is the first time in more than a decade the high court has accepted a Second Amendment case for review since the 2010 case of McDonald v. City of Chicago decided in June 2010.

It is certain the current makeup of the high court has opened this important door. With the addition last year of Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy created by the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the court now has a majority of constitutional jurists who will no longer treat the Second Amendment as “a constitutional orphan,” as once observed by Associate Justice Clarence Thomas.

Executive Vice President of the Second Amendment Foundation Alan M. Gottlieb said, “The Second Amendment protects an individual right to not only keep arms, but to bear them. SAF has several right-to-carry cases filed which include challenges to restrictive laws in New Jersey, Maryland and New York City. A favorable ruling in this case will almost certainly impact those and other cases.

The Ninth Circuit panel remanded the case back to the district court with instructions to dismiss.
Ninth Circuit Court Vacates Injunction in 3-D Printing Case
The Ninth U.S. District Court of Appeals decided to vacate an injunction obtained earlier in a lawsuit filed by 22 state attorneys general and the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, against an agreement between the State and Commerce departments and Defense Distributed allowing them to post data relating to 3-D printing of firearms on the Internet. The case is known as State of Washington v. U.S. Department of State.

“This is a humongous loss for anti-gun Democrat State Attorneys General,” said Second Amendment Foundation founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “They consistently attack Second Amendment rights any way they can. This legal debacle was led by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who became famous for suing the Trump administration in a series of partisan legal actions that cost taxpayers millions of dollars."

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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!