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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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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.

Anti-Gun Politicians Achieve the Opposite of What they Seek

A recent Gallup Poll found that a staggering 49 percent of Americans consider the federal government to be an “immediate threat,” up almost 20 percent since 2003.

NSSF Statement: Project ChildSafe DOJ-OJP Cooperative Agreement Grant

Following announcement of the award, two gun-control groups voiced opposition to the Department of Justice’s decision to select NSSF and Project ChildSafe to receive the grant.

Sound Policy over Sound Bites

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) recently introduced the “Responsible Transfer of Firearms Act,” a bill designed to impose even stricter rules on law-abiding firearms retailers.

Thank You, U.S. Gun Culture

A recent study published in the journal Injury Prevention, is ridiculous on several levels.

Hunting Works For America Expands Reach In Pacific Northwest

Today in Spokane, hunters, business leaders, conservation organizations, retailers, tourism experts, and chambers of commerce all came together to cut the ribbon on the newest state chapter of our award winning Hunting Works For America program.

Breaking News: Criminals Break the Law to Get Guns

For all of the policy demands put forward by the gun control crowd, a new study conducted by one of their own confirms what other studies have found - criminals get their firearms illegally.

Firearms Retailers Overwhelmingly Obey the Law; ‘Bad Apple’ Charges Are Not New and Still Rotten

After years of evidence that the vast majority of FFLs are law-abiding business owners that comply with a complex regulatory system the government has created, the anti-gun crowd is again arguing that there are “bad apple” retailers that must be legislated or sued out of existence.

NSSF, NRA, SAF Sue Seattle over Gun, Ammo Tax

NSSF joined the National Rifle Association, Seattle-based retailers and gun owners in filing a lawsuit today in King County Superior Court challenging Seattle's recently approved sales tax of $25 on each firearm and five cents for each round of ammunition (two cents for .22 caliber).