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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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NSSF and ATF Meet for Regulatory Reform Discussions


NSSF leadership met with leadership at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss regulatory reforms.



Gun Control Database Misses the Forest for the Trees


A recent piece in Newsweek sounds the alarm on firearm fatalities, while failing to note they are at historic lows, to tout a new database of gun control policies and the lessons it offers for states.



Tim Allen Is No Longer the ‘Last Man Standing’


The ABC broadcast network late last week announced it was canceling its second highest rated comedy and Friday night anchor program, “Last Man Standing.”



Taking a Closer Look at Youth Firearms Injuries


This week, research will be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting examining firearm injuries among youth in 2012. Spoiler alert: the problem is not firearms.



Legal Panel Warns Against Gun Industry Complacency


The storm clouds are on the horizon. That’s the warning from a panel of four legal experts with years of experience representing the firearms industry and defending the Second Amendment.



Oregon Bucks Trends and Grew 2016 Hunter Ranks


Oregon’s woods and wetlands saw a bit more hunter traffic in 2016. Much of the increase came from a welcome reclassification in the way the state sells youth licenses by combining hunting and fishing licenses.



Washington Post Seems to Believe ISIS Propaganda on Buying Guns in U.S.


Not surprisingly, ISIS is wrong about another aspect of how things work in the United States. According to the Washington Post, terrorist propaganda materials argue it is easy to obtain a firearm in the U.S. with no ID and no background check. While the materials make it clear that one cannot walk into a federally […]



High School Trap Team Gets its Yearbook Photo, After Fighting for It


You may have heard the recent story about the trapshooting team at Big Lake High School in Minnesota that was initially excluded from having a photo in the yearbook because their team photo included their equipment, shotguns.



NSSF Confirms Streamlining of Minnesota Carry Permit Holder Firearms Purchases


The National Shooting Sports Foundation has verified with the ATF that Minnesota handgun carry permit holders will be able to use those permits in place of background checks to buy firearms.



Chicago, We’ve Got a (Crime) Problem


Everyone talks tough when it comes to Chicago’s illegal use of guns in violent crime. Except, that is, for the courts. This city, with one of the worst crime problems involving guns and strictest gun laws, is again missing the mark.



‘New’ Report on Lead Exposure at Shooting Ranges Doesn’t Have New Data


A new report making some headlines over the last few days recommends banning lead ammunition in response to blood lead levels in those who shoot at indoor and outdoor ranges.



Without Fanfare, NSSF’s FixNICS Campaign Has Made a Difference


The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) plays a crucial role in firearms transactions.



Celebrate ‘Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day’ and Urge Congress to Act on Gun Range Bill


It was on this day, 242 years ago, that an American fired the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World,” at the Battles of Concord and Lexington.



$25 Million More to Anti-Gun Group will Fund a Lot of Astroturf


Everytown for Gun Safety and its billionaire founder and funder, Michael Bloomberg, recently have pledged to spend $25 million on anti-gun efforts.



Firearms Education Deserves a Place in Schools


North Carolina legislators want high schools to offer an elective firearms safety course to improve gun safety awareness.



Nation’s Firearms Industry Executives in Washington for 10th Annual Congressional Fly-In


Executives from the nation’s firearms and ammunition manufacturers, distributors and leading retailers were in Washington, D.C., this week for the 10th annual congressional “fly-in.”



U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Rob Bishop Receive NSSF’s 2016 Legislator of the Year Awards


Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) were recognized as 2016 Legislators of the Year at the NSSF Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C.



AR-15 Used in Oklahoma Home Defense; Same Rifle 4th Circuit Court Says Americans Should Not Have


The 23-year-old, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, man was jarred awake by the sound of what turned out to be three masked men breaking through a glass door of the home owned by his father. The man armed himself with an AR-15. He confronted a criminal trio dressed in black, wearing masks and gloves. He fired in self-defense.



Suppressors: Doctors’ Prescription to Prevent Hearing Loss from Gunfire


Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership just published a white paper saying suppressors are the best medicine to prevent hearing loss from the sound of gunfire.



Gorsuch Sticks to His Guns, Proves His Legal Acumen and Affirms Heller


Judge Neil Gorsuch gave America a glimpse of the sort of Supreme Court justice he would be, in his testimony during his confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.