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Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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Shhhh. Secret Group of State Legislators Meets in Washington This Week to Plan Anti-Gun Agenda. Mum’s the Word.


American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention which claims to be non-partisan, will work to push new gun restrictions at the state level. But the coalition has one major problem – they will not let anyone know who they are.



Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act


The National Shooting Sports Foundation supports the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act for FY15 and strongly encourages a Yes vote. While no bill is perfect, the NSSF supports this legislation because it protects the rights of hunters and sportsmen, not Washington bureaucrats, to choose the ammunition they want for hunting and target shooting, by […]



Senate Democrats Poised To Make a Big Mistake


Senate Democrats really want to go out with a bang. Some news outlets are reporting that Majority Leader Reid is going to make a last ditch effort to confirm President Obama’s nominee for Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy.



The Humane Society of the United States is Not Your Local Animal Shelter


HSUS is a shady, anti-hunting, anti-agriculture attack group that preys on the public’s sympathy for pets and other animals in a deceptive ploy to advance its own extremist agenda.



Anti-gun Group Plans to Waste Money Again in 2016 Elections


The gun control Super PAC, Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), run by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords,  spent almost $11 million on this year’s mid-term elections with very little to show for it. The group expended over $2 million – more than they spent on any other race – to protect Giffords’ former Congressional seat, which […]



Violent Crime Rate Continues to Drop & Public Believes Having a Gun in the Home Makes it Safer – Spread the News


13violentcrimeoffensefigure-01 The FBI released its annual Crime in the United States report on Monday revealing that the country in 2013 saw the violent crime rate fall another 5.1 percent from the previous year, so it is now at its lowest since 1978.



Thank You to All #GUNVOTE Supporters


We would like to thank all of those companies and individuals who supported the effort and participated in sharing our information with customers, friends and family and went to the polls to #GUNVOTE.



Anti-Gun Money Fuels Pro-Gun Voters


With mid-term elections now nearly upon us, candidates, activists and third party groups are scrambling to make their opinions heard by voters before the polls open on Nov. 4.



The Better Surgeon General is the (Acting) One We Have Now


Not only does America deserves better, it currently has better in the form of the acting surgeon general, Dr. Boris D. Lushniak, who has outstanding credentials to help manage America’s response to this or any other potential epidemiologic emergency.



Colorado Governor Hickenlooper’s Greatest Hits


Unfortunately for Governor Hickenlooper, this crass apology is too little, too late and his 180-degree policy reversal does not cast him in a favorable light with Colorado voters.



New York Times Fails in Reading Comprehension


Recently, the New York Times published an article, “FBI Confirms a Sharp Rise in Mass Shootings Since 2000.” If this were actually the case, it may have been newsworthy. Unfortunately for Times readers, even the headline was wrong.



Julie Golob Lends Her Support for NSSF’s #GUNVOTE Initiative


Professional competitive shooter Julie Golob is encouraging all shooting sports enthusiasts and gun owners to inform themselves about the issues and to #GUNVOTE this Nov. 4. The winner of numerous championships, Julie is a veteran of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and now shoots for Team Smith & Wesson and Team Benelli, among other activities. […]



Being a Gun Control Advocate Means Never Having to Say You’re Wrong


Although the ban is no longer in place, the media, politicians and anti-gun activists continue to promulgate the term “assault weapon” for what the industry calls the “modern sporting rifle” (MSR.) MSRs are one of the most popular firearms in America, with more than 8.5 million now owned by our citizens.



In Sickness and in Health: A Tale of Two Eagle Studies


Two studies of lead levels in eagles were released in recent weeks. A quick look at both studies shows the importance of asking the right questions and not assuming to already know the answers.



“Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” is a Tool Box for Retailers, Not a Hammer to be Used Against Them


We will not be silent if we see the efforts of an anti-gun organization to make the “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” appear to be something it could never be.



Leaders of Smart Gun Mandate Movement Lose Primaries


Last week, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts held its primaries for the upcoming November election. While the outcomes of most of the races were anticipated, two of them did deliver landmark upsets.



National Shooting Sports Foundation Opens New Washington, D.C. Office


The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, today formally opened its new office in The Hall of the States Building on Capitol Hill. “We are the voice of the firearms and ammunition industry. The challenges we face as well as the positive opportunities that lie ahead require […]



Reagan National Airport Says No to Public Service Ads Deemed OK at 5 Other Airports


Project ChildSafe is About Safety, Not Politics – and Yet … Project ChildSafe, run by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, is the firearms industry’s longstanding program to promote safe firearms storage. Since 2003, Project ChildSafe has partnered with law enforcement agencies in all 50 states to distribute more than 36 million safety kits, including cable-style […]



Import/Export Conference Helps Firearms Industry Members Stay Informed of Law, Regulatory Issues


The 13th Annual Firearms Import/Export Conference is under way with a comprehensive agenda designed to help ensure that members of the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry stay informed of and in compliance with the extensive federal laws and regulations governing the import and export of their products. The two-day conference is a joint […]



Firearms Retailers Now Off ‘Operation Choke Point’ Watch List


In a move prompted by NSSF’s work with assistance from the NRA in getting the issue addressed by key members of Congress, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) last week reported that firearms retailers are no longer on a watch list of businesses deemed at higher risk for fraud.  The FDIC’s list was compiled as […]