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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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Make No Mistake: “The Trace” is No Impartial News Organization


Readers Beware. Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently revealed a new tactic in his ongoing campaign to impose his anti-gun agenda on Americans with the launch of “The Trace.”



Weak Bloomberg Study Draws Unfounded Conclusions


A recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health makes the spurious claim that Connecticut’s 10-year old handgun permit-to-purchase law kept the state’s firearms homicide rates (FHRs) lower than it otherwise would have been.



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 […]



NSSF Supports Rep. Bishop’s ‘Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act,’ H.R. 2710


The National Shooting Sports Foundation, trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, applauds the introduction yesterday of H.R. 2710, the Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act of 2015, by Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT), chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources.



Biased Survey Yields Biased Results


Remember the December 2014 Pew Research Center poll that showed a majority of Americans believe that it is more important to protect the right to own firearms than to control gun ownership?



Maine Governor Signs Families Afield Bill Into Law


On Tuesday, Gov. Paul LePage signed legislation that makes Maine the 40th state to allow its citizens to decide when their children begin to hunt.



Anti-Gun Group Called Out (Mildly) for Falsification As the News Media Continue to Confuse Matters


We have noted previously that gun control organizations often exaggerate, confuse, conflate, or just plain misrepresent the facts in the pursuit of their political agendas. It happened again following the recent tragic murder of NYPD officer Brian Moore.



Anti-Gun Professional Staffers Believe Hillary Clinton has a Shot


Putting aside the artifice, Hillary Clinton finally announced that she is running for President, making her the first Democrat to officially enter the 2016 race.



Maryland Ends Ballistics Imaging Program and Provides a Lesson


Both houses of the Maryland General Assembly in the past week acted in near unanimity to end that state’s dysfunctional experience with what was once billed as a crime scene investigative tool.



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.



Misleading Donors, Lying to Congress – Just another Day for HSUS


In addition to attracting millions of dollars from unsuspecting, well-intentioned donors, HSUS misleading activities are giving the legitimate animal welfare groups a bad name.



You’ve Got Mail. It’s Someone Working for George Soros


Long before Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided to make restricting our Second Amendment rights his cause célèbre, billionaire investor George Soros was trying to destroy the firearms industry.



Live From New York: It’s More Anti-Gun Theater


The video recently produced by one of Madison Avenue’s best known agencies for the States United to Prevent Gun Violence will appeal mostly to those already on the anti-gun side of the national debate.



ATF Director Jones Announces Resignation


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Director B. Todd Jones today announced that he is resigning.



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 […]



Wanted: Someone to Run a Sneak Play for the White House


As Americans were preparing for the Presidential holiday weekend the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced that it planned to effectively ban M855 and SS109 “green tip” rifle ammunition in 5.56 and .223 calibers.



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.



Smart Gun Owners Trump ‘Smart Guns’


Although the goal of the recent Seattle International Smart Gun Symposium was to take a “neutral stance on the issue and to provide an open forum for experts to make their case, pro or con,” to us, the deck appeared stacked.