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Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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For Gun Control Advocates, Exaggeration is Standard Practice

Recently, we wrote a letter to the editor of USA Today to correct inaccuracies in an article about a new Everytown for Gun Safety “study”.  In that study, the team at the Bloomberg-funded Everytown was following in the footsteps of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in willfully misconstruing key facts. At a June […]



NSSF Statement Regarding the Bipartisan Sportmen’s Act

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NSSF today issued this statement regarding the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, S. 2363, that earlier today, failed to garner the  60 votes needed to move towards final passage: NSSF understands why pro-sportsmen members from both sides of the aisle wanted an opportunity to vote on amendments unique to their respective states. That said, it is disheartening to see […]



Eagles are Soaring

Let’s start with a fact on which both sides in the ongoing debate about traditional lead ammunition can agree. The American bald eagle population is soaring – and not just metaphorically. The removal of bald eagles from the federal list of threatened and Endangered Species list in 2007 is one of the nation’s great conservation success […]



Senate Votes to Move Ahead with Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act

On Monday evening, the United States Senate voted by an overwhelming 82-12 margin to move ahead with consideration of S. 2363, the Bipartisan Sportsmen Act of 2014. We can expect Senators this week to begin debating the most important package of pro-sportsmen’s legislation in a generation. Monday’s vote was just the first. We can expect […]



Chicago’s Mayor Knows How to Play Hard Ball

The Chicago City Council with great reluctance in the last full week of June ended its long-standing prohibition and approved an ordinance intended to satisfy a federal court order to allow firearms retailers to open within the city limits. Mayor Rahm Emmanuel made certain that the regulations were written to be extensive, rigid and difficult […]



Call and Urge Your Senators to Co-sponsor the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act

The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, S. 2363, is the most important package of measures for the benefit of sportsmen in a generation and 45 Senators are already co-sponsors. If yours are, thank them for their leadership. If they are not, as a firearm owner, hunter, target shooter or outdoor trade business owner, call or send emails and urge them to […]



Hillary Clinton Sees “Terrorizing” Ideas in Gun Owners’ Convictions

Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably know that Hillary Clinton has been relentlessly promoting her new book that chronicles her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State. Despite her claims to the contrary, she is using her book as a platform and its tour as a shadow campaign for her 2016 presidential run.  A New York […]



Colorado Governor Hickenlooper Admits to Regrets over Anti-gun Legislation

A little over a year ago, Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado signed into law a host of gun control legislation. The most controversial of the laws outlawed the sale of magazines of more than ten rounds capacity.  However, just last week, the Democratic Governor said that he regretted signing that legislation, among other admissions. Speaking to a gathering of sheriffs from […]



Supreme Court Decision on “Straw Purchases” Does Not Make Gift Purchases of Firearms Illegal

On June 16, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a case involving a Virginia man who could legally purchase a firearm and did so for an uncle from Pennsylvania. Even though the Pennsylvania man who ultimately bought the gun was not legally prohibited from owning a firearm and passed a background check, the Court, in […]



NSSF Statement on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Study on Traditional Ammunition and Bald Eagles

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has made available a preview of a new study regarding traditional ammunition and mortality of bald eagles in the upper Midwest that has led to news stories misleading the public into thinking the use of traditional ammunition containing lead components is having a population-level impact on bald eagles. That […]