NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
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

Of Eagles, Chicken Littles and Snipe Hunts


NSSF has been busy shooting down misinformation that’s been flying in news reporting that traditional ammunition is the leading threat to the recovery of the American bald eagle.



Unpacking the Pew Research Center’s Latest Gun Survey


The findings of a Pew Research Center survey report titled America’s Complex Relationship with Guns shows it’s not time to step off the firing line, but to reload.



NSSF Q&A: U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)


NSSF's occasional Q&A's feature elected officials who support hunting and the shooting sports. NSSF thanks Sen. Heitkamp for agreeing to talk with us.



Supreme Court Won’t Hear Peruta Case


With Justices Thomas and Gorsuch dissenting, the U.S. Supreme Court announced today it would not grant review in the Peruta v. California case.



New Study Compiles Worst Flaws of Anti-Gun Research


This report starts with the ridiculous premise that the criminal misuse of firearms is a public health issue, rather than a criminal justice issue. As we have explained here before, firearms are not a disease.



Seattle’s Gun and Ammunition Tax Isn’t Working, as Violence Surges


Seattle’s City Council promised their citizens they would raise $500 million for efforts to study and counter violence within the city. So what has happened?



NSSF’s 2017 Summit Ignites Industry Leaders with Powerful Messages


The 2017 NSSF Industry Summit is receiving high praise for the impactful and engaging information it delivered to attendees to help them grow their businesses and participation in hunting and the shooting sports.



Understanding NSSF-Adjusted NICS and the Underlying Reason Gun Sales Remain Strong


May was a record-breaking month for firearm background checks—the highest number of checks for that typically slower sales month ever processed through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).



The Mexican Gun Control Model


Rather than focusing on the real problems Mexico faces with gang violence, criminal activity and law enforcement, the anti-gun website “The Trace,” recently blamed U.S. firearms retailers for the region’s struggles. Far from being news (or accurate), we hear time and time again that a significant percentage of the firearms misused by the drug cartels […]



NSSF Hosts Media Suppressor Demonstration [VIDEO]


NSSF last week hosted a suppressor demonstration at Elite Shooting Sports in Manassas, Virginia to provide news reporters and producers a chance to hear the truth about the hearing protection devices.



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.