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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

Soap Opera Stars Bloomberg vs. McAuliffe


There’s a new chapter in the ongoing soap opera starring Virginia’s Gov. Terry McAuliffe and ex- New York City mayor Bloomberg’s gun control groupies.



Sweepstakes & Contests — A Jackpot for Your Business or One of Potential Risk?


Running a sweepstakes or contest is not without its risks. Among these risks is that your promotion, which you may have spent months planning, is found to violate federal and/or state lottery laws.



Smart Guns, Dumb Survey


It’s clear that Bloomberg is getting a high rate of return out of his Public Health School investment. What’s not clear is why an academic journal would publish such an “editorial” with no effort to seek the truth.



NSSF President: State of the Industry in 2016 is ‘Alert’


A sell-out crowd attended last night’s annual State of the Industry Dinner. NSSF President Steve Sanetti took to the podium to speak about the challenges that lie ahead for the industry in 2016.



NSSF Defends Industry Against President’s Attacks


The NSSF today placed a prominent full-page ad in the Washington Post in response to President Obama's ongoing attacks on the men and women of America's firearms and ammunition industry.



NSSF Statement Regarding “Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communities Safer”


We all share the goal of reducing the intentional misuse of guns and enhancing the safety of our communities. As the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) will carefully review all aspects of the executive actions that President Obama announced.



The New York Times Anti-Gun Crusade Kicks it Up a Notch


It should come as news to no one that the New York Times editorial board and newsroom has been on an institutional mission to impose more gun control new restrictions and infringe on Americans’ Second Amendment rights.



Psst! Can You Keep A Secret?


Theft of trade secrets, commonly known as “industrial espionage,” occurs when someone knowingly steals or misappropriates a trade secret to the economic benefit of anyone other than the owner.



Big City Police Chiefs Tell Citizens to Defend Themselves, but Deny Them the Guns with Which to Do So


In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, the top cops of Washington, D.C. and New York City suggested that citizens should take action to defend themselves if faced with a similar attack.



The Terrorist Watch List: Political Pandering Over Due Process


There appears to be no limit on the opportunistic lengths to which Congressional Democrats and the Obama administration will go to pursue gun control by other means.



Firearms Industry Assists ATF Investigations Into Gun Store Thefts, Matches ATF Rewards for Information


When FFLs are burglarized or robbed, NSSF stands ready to assist the field offices of the ATF and their state/local law enforcement partners.



Everytown Flunks “Engaged in the Business” 101


Everytown for Gun safety pushed out a paper this month calling for President Obama to redefine who is a firearms dealer by drastically changing what it means to be “engaged in the business.”



Bipartisan Sportsman’s Act Advances


This morning, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to advance the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 (S.556). The legislation was reported out of the committee with overwhelming bipartisan support. Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) cast the sole recorded vote opposing the measure. Today’s vote represents an important step toward enactment of this important legislation […]



Urge Support for S.556 the Bipartisan Sportsman’s Act of 2015


Thursday morning, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will vote to advance the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 (S.556) S.556 is a compilation of bills that will expand, enhance and protect America’s hunting and shooting heritage by increasing access to federal lands and reauthorizing several important conservation programs. As you know, hunting and shooting […]



N.J. Legislators Want to Swap Smart Gun Mandates


Legislators in New Jersey seem ready to replace one failed state mandate with another one.



Gun Control Groups Push for Redefining Reality


According to news reports, the Obama Administration is considering redefining a key term that would impact the firearms industry and law abiding gun owners.



NSSF’s Steve Sanetti talks about ‘Smart Guns’ on 60 Minutes


The CBS news magazine program 60 Minutes aired a segment on "Smart Guns" during which NSSF President Steve Sanetti answered questions from reporter Lesley Stahl.



Why Hillary Clinton is Wrong on the Protection in Lawful Commerce in Arms Act


Hillary Clinton made the PLCAA an issue in the Democratic debate to score political points, but her claims about the law are blatantly false.



The FBI Stats are in: Crime in the U.S. Fell Again in 2014


The FBI this month released the 2014 edition of Crime in the United States, and it revealed that the estimated number of reported violent crimes decreased 0.2 percent when compared with 2013.



Nashville Campaign Targets Illegal Gun Purchases


NSSF and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are reminding the public in Nashville and the capital region that stiff penalties are in place for individuals convicted of "straw" purchases.