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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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Government Relations

Poll Shows Three-Quarters of Law Enforcement Officers Support Gun Rights


A recent Pew Research Center survey found that law enforcement officers overwhelmingly say it is more important to protect the rights of Americans to own guns than it is to control gun ownership. By a margin of 3-1, officers supported rights over gun control (74 percent to 25 percent).



Sen. Sessions Stands Strong on Guns During Confirmation Hearing


U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) took a firm position on Capitol Hill during two days of confirmation testimony for his nomination to be the next attorney general of the Unites Stated. The National Shooting Sports Foundation urged Sessions confirmation due to his commitment to gun ownership rights, respect for the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act and vow to enforce the gun laws already on the books.



Washington Post Misses the Mark: Gun Control was No Win for Democrats in 2016


The Washington Post’s recent choice to list “gun control” among state political battles won by Democrats in 2016 is laughable — and completely off the mark.



U.S. Rep. Hudson Introduces NSSF-Backed National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill


U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) introduced the NSSF-supported Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38) on the first day of the 115th Congress.



While Media Chase “Fear” Narrative; Americans Make their Own Decisions on Buying Firearms


Media outlets are now taking a look at the demographics of those choosing to legally purchase firearms and are seeing for the first time the trends that have been evident for years now.



Pro Bono Lawyers Can Be Expensive


A coalition with gun control groups and proclaiming their readiness to file lawsuits or provide representation on a pro-bono basis in jurisdictions across the country where opportunities may present themselves.



Boos for Hollywood: More Americans Bought Guns on Black Friday than Saw ‘Miss Sloane’ on Opening Weekend


On Dec. 9, the anti-gun message film “Miss Sloane” was released in 1,648 theatres nationwide — released yes, watched not so much.



Congress Strands Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act in Unpassed Energy Conference Report


The 114th Congress came to a close without passing the Energy Conference Report containing the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, due to leadership’s concerns with inadequate components of energy policy as both sides of Capitol Hill focused on continuing last-minute funding of the federal government.



Active Shooter? Biased Media


The shots fired at Ohio State University came from the Ohio State police officer who was responding to a report of a gas leak when he came upon the horrific scene of a knife-wielding attacker [or an attacker wielding a butcher knife], who expressed terrorist sympathies on-line.



Much Ado about Nearly Nothing in the End: The Obama Administration’s Smart Gun Saga


A completely predictable thing happened on the way to the Obama administration’s political promise to support the development of “Smart Gun” technology .



Giving a Firearm as a Gift? Some Reminders from NSSF


The holidays are just around the corner. As hunters, shooters, collectors or just plain plinkers, it’s a natural instinct to want to share our enjoyment of firearms with others.



Gun Control Advocates Always Want to Write the Industry’s Premature Obituary


Gun control groups are trying to minimize the size of the gun-owning American public as a way to make the adoption of more laws and regulations appear more likely or even inevitable.



Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act — Your Immediate Action is Needed


The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, the most important legislation in a generation for America’s hunters and target shooters, is at a crucial stage. Call Your U.S. Representative’s Chief of Staff and politely insist that Congress act on the Energy Conference report that contains the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act. Please CALL TODAY before Congress takes up the Continuing Resolution […]



Hunting Rights Enhanced in West Virginia, Indiana, Kansas


The Sunday Hunting movement in West Virginia, which had assistance from NSSF, is celebrating after all 11 counties voting on the issue passed the measure by overwhelming numbers. In Indiana and Kansas, voters approved “Right to Hunt” amendments to their state constitutions.



In Washington: NSSF Post-election 2016 Roundup


What a difference a week makes. Those of us in the firearms, ammunition and related industries are able to breathe a sigh of relief with the results of the 2016 Election when it comes to the next nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) and the prospect of even more overreaching executive orders.



NSSF Issues Post-Election Day 2016 Statement


The American people have spoken. We have elected a president who has pledged to protect our Constitutional rights and a majority of both houses of Congress that will work to ensure that our individual right to keep and bear arms will be preserved.



Mark Kelly Is In an Anti-Gun Low Orbit


A recent Bloomberg interview suggests retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly’s views on guns are a little lost in space.



This Election, Make Your Vote a #GUNVOTE!


Election Day is next week and your #GUNVOTE is more critical than ever. We're asking all voters to visit GUNVOTE.org to be informed on candidates’ positions.



Support for ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban at Record Low, Yet One Candidate Continues to Call for One


A new Gallup poll shows that support for a ban on so-called “assault weapons” just hit a record low of 36 percent, with a clear majority (61 percent) of Americans opposing an outright ban -- the highest percent of opposition ever recorded.



Election Day 2016: The Firearms Industry’s Future is on the Ballot


The election is now less than 2 weeks away. While politicians say it all the time, this truly is the most important election in the history of our industry, and we need your help.