The LSA’s Junior Shooting Program is solely funded through the sale of M1 Garand Raffle Tickets and through generous donations from people like you! Part of the mission of the LSA is to promote firearms safety, training, marksmanship, and competition for adult and youth shooters. We define Junior Shooters using the NRA competition definition as one who is 20-years-old or younger.
Because the LSA has no physical property, the Association does not have a shooting range. Therefore, the LSA accomplishes its mission through the use of public and private ranges throughout the State as well as through partnerships with Shooting Clubs, 4-H, Jr ROTC, ROTC, Boy Scouts, and military organizations. The junior shooters trained by LSA have gone on to shoot for the Louisiana State Junior High Power Rifle Team at the National Championships at Camp Perry, have competed in the Junior Olympics, and one former Junior Shooter (CPT David Higgins, USMC) attended the Air Force Academy as a member of their shooting team and shot in the Olympics at Rio De Janeiro. We have three former Junior Shooters who are members of the Presidential Protection Team with the Secret Service. All of the junior shooters have learned rifle safety and have a positive view of shooting and firearms.
The Junior Shooting program operated by the LSA is an integral part of the Association's mission. The LSA is an organization of individual members and affiliated clubs for the purpose of supporting the shooting sports:
- LSA is affiliated with the Civilian Marksmanship Program, National Rifle Association, and the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice.
- LSA is an organization to which affiliated clubs look for service, competition sponsorship, instruction, and help in any field of the shooting sports.
- LSA is an organization that encourages and promotes training in hunter safety, marksmanship, and junior shooting.
- LSA is an organization totally committed to the promotion and protection of legitimate firearms owners’ constitutionally-guaranteed right to own, bear, and use firearms for the protection of home and family, sport hunting, target shooting, and any other lawful purpose.
We hope you will Purchase Raffle Tickets or make a Donation. Any amount is welcomed and will help fund our mission!