NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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New Poll Open for Misinterpretation

Extremist animal rights groups are sure to embrace a new Gallup poll as evidence that public opinion supports giving animals the same rights as people. As groups face a drop in individual contributions, such as a roughly 15 percent drop for the Humane Society of the United States from 2010-2013, they become more desperate for […]

State Wildlife Agencies Receive $1.1 Billion in Revenues Generated by Hunters, Shooters, Boaters and Anglers

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today the distribution of $1.1 billion dollars to state game and fish agencies—money that was generated by hunters, target shooters and anglers.

INFOGRAPHIC: Ammunition Under Attack

The California Fish and Game Commission on April 9 adopted regulations to implement the law that will ban the use of traditional lead-component ammunition for all hunting in the state by July 1, 2019. The implementation will involve multiple phases, beginning with the 2015 hunting season.

It’s Not Over Yet on the 5.56 ‘Green Tip’ Ammo Front

Industry members and politically aware gun owners know the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) tried to pull a sneak play by quietly releasing a proposal to adopt a new regulatory framework that would ban M855 and SS109 “green tip” rifle ammunition in 5.56 and .223 calibers. This type of ammunition had been […]

ATF to Not Move Forward with 5.56 M855 Ammo Ban at This Time

Will Review Record Number of Comments Submitted on Its ‘Framework’ Proposal ATF announced today that it will not move forward with its proposed framework to ban commonplace 5.56 M855 “green tip” ammunition at this time while it reviews the record number (more than 80,000) comments it has received so far. ATF will continue to accept comments […]

Oppose ATF’s 5.56 M855 Ball Ammunition Ban

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has announced it is seeking to ban commonplace 5.56 M855 ball ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition.” If you have not already done so, all industry employees, target shooters and gun owners should contact your Member of Congress AND the ATF to oppose this unnecessary ban, which is […]

Eagle Population Stronger than Ever, But Stories of Individual Birds Make Situation Look Dire

Anti-hunting groups manipulate isolated deaths of America’s symbol to pull on people’s heartstrings. However, in reality, the bald eagle population within the U.S has never been healthier.

Hunting Works for America Expands to Include Oregon

Hunting Works For Oregon, our tenth state chapter, was formed with the hope that we can educate people and legislators about the importance of hunters and the money they spend.

NSSF Program Hunting Works for America Adds Another Chapter

And then there were nine. I’m extremely pleased to announce that Hunting Works For Colorado has joined the Hunting Works For America family. Having spent lots of time there chasing Elk the place is near and dear to my heart. With Colorado’s addition, the Hunting Works For America franchise now has a total of nine […]

Hunting Works for America Expands to Include Wisconsin

From the mountains of Utah, to the grassy plains of Iowa, to the forests of Pennsylvania Hunting Works For America has been educating the public and policy makers about the economic impacts of hunting for 4 years now. I am pleased to say that we have added yet another state to our roster and will […]

Exposed: The Humane Society of the United States’ Anti-Hunting Playbook

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has  announced that it will be holding its second  public workshop on June 3 to discuss the implementation of California’s new lead ammunition ban, signed into law last year by Gov. Jerry Brown after being championed by the Governor’s personal dog walker and Humane Society lobbyist. While this […]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Wildlife is Thriving Because of Guns & Hunting

Since the late 1930s, hunters, target shooters and the firearms industry have been the nation’s largest contributors to conservation, paying for programs that benefit America’s wildlife and all who love the outdoors. In fact, the U.S. Department of Interior just announced that firearms and ammunition manufacturers contributed a record $760.9 million in excise taxes in […]

Gov. Brown Signs Lead Ammo Ban; Vetoes Bill to Outlaw Rifles with Detachable Magazines

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed into law AB 711, a statewide ban on the use of traditional ammunition in hunting, the first such ban in the nation. NSSF and a coalition of hunting, sportsmen, gun-owners, labor organizations and law enforcement officials had urged him to veto this anti-hunting bill.  Read the governor’s signing statement. […]

NSSF Releases ‘Proud to Be a Firearms Owner’ Pocket Card

With its new “Proud to Be a Firearms Owner” pocket card, NSSF is arming the nation’s 100 million gun owners with facts they can use to demonstrate they are law-abiding, safe, passionate in their defense of the Second Amendment and major supporters of conservation through their purchases of firearms and ammunition. “Firearms owners have been […]

We’ve Added Another Western State to Hunting Works For America Program

Like most of you, I love hunting for a number of reasons. It’s a pastime that people of all ages can  enjoy. It requires a great deal of skill and patience, and hunting is woven into our American heritage. And it’s a tradition that can be enjoyed alone or with a group of friends and […]

Hunting Works for America Expands to Include Pennsylvania

Each year in November, like some of you, I travel back to my home state of Pennsylvania to spend a week in deer camp. It’s a tradition that my father taught me and his father taught him. It’s a week spent hunting, but just as importantly it’s a week spent with loved ones reconnecting and […]

NSSF President Discusses Industry Priorities with Nation’s Wildlife Professionals

A summit meeting last week brought together professionals from state fish and game agencies and leaders of the firearms, ammunition, archery, and fishing and recreational boating industries–all of which pay excise taxes to support the American tradition of outdoor recreation. NSSF President Steve Sanetti urged the audience to keep on telling positive stories that affect […]

U.S. District Court Dismisses Lawsuit to Ban Traditional Ammunition

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia today dismissed a lawsuit brought by the radical anti-hunting Center for Biological Diversity and six other groups demanding the Environmental Protection Agency ban traditional ammunition containing lead components. Traditional ammunition represents 95 percent of the U.S. market and is the staple ammunition for target shooters, hunters […]

Pennsylvania Mentored Hunting Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

A bill that would expand the popular Mentored Youth Hunting program in Pennsylvania to allow adult participation recently passed the legislature and is awaiting approval of Gov. Tom Corbett. The bill, Senate Bill 623, introduced by Sens. Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) and Wayne Fontana (D-Pittsburgh), allows those ages 12 and older to try hunting under the […]

Firearm Safety for Teachers and Students

If you know an educator or school administrator, do them a service by letting them know about NSSF’s free classroom and online firearm safety videos. These age-appropriate videos teach students how to react quickly and make correct decisions if they should encounter a firearm in an unsupervised situation—at school, at home or at a friend’s […]