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.
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It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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March 18, 2015 Comments Off
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 […]
March 10, 2015 Comments Off
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 […]
February 20, 2015 Comments Off
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 […]
February 18, 2015 Comments Off
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.
December 4, 2014 Comments Off
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.
August 12, 2014 Comments Off
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 […]
June 27, 2014 Comments Off
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 […]
May 21, 2014 Comments Off
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 […]
March 26, 2014 Comments Off
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 […]
October 15, 2013 Comments Off
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. […]
August 21, 2013 Comments Off
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 […]
July 17, 2013 Comments Off
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 […]
June 12, 2013 Comments Off
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 […]
May 28, 2013 Comments Off
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 […]
May 23, 2013 Comments Off
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 […]
May 16, 2013 Comments Off
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 […]
May 15, 2013 Comments Off
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 […]
April 22, 2013 Comments Off
Today is Earth Day, a celebration of our planet’s natural resources, so let’s not forget the major role hunters and all other firearms purchasers play in funding protection for our country’s wildlife and wild lands. Since the establishment in 1937 of an excise tax under the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (“Pittman-Robertson”), purchases of […]
March 4, 2013 Comments Off
NSSF has released a major new report documenting the importance of hunting activities to the U.S. economy. The report, Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation, provides detailed information on 40-plus categories of U.S. hunting-related expenditures, which grew 55 percent, as well as state-by-state statistics for number of hunters, retail sales, taxes and jobs. […]