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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Active Shooter? Biased Media


The shots fired at Ohio State University came from the Ohio State police officer who was responding to a report of a gas leak when he came upon the horrific scene of a knife-wielding attacker [or an attacker wielding a butcher knife], who expressed terrorist sympathies on-line.



Much Ado about Nearly Nothing in the End: The Obama Administration’s Smart Gun Saga


A completely predictable thing happened on the way to the Obama administration’s political promise to support the development of “Smart Gun” technology .



Giving a Firearm as a Gift? Some Reminders from NSSF


The holidays are just around the corner. As hunters, shooters, collectors or just plain plinkers, it’s a natural instinct to want to share our enjoyment of firearms with others.



Gun Control Advocates Always Want to Write the Industry’s Premature Obituary


Gun control groups are trying to minimize the size of the gun-owning American public as a way to make the adoption of more laws and regulations appear more likely or even inevitable.



Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act — Your Immediate Action is Needed


The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, the most important legislation in a generation for America’s hunters and target shooters, is at a crucial stage. Call Your U.S. Representative’s Chief of Staff and politely insist that Congress act on the Energy Conference report that contains the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act. Please CALL TODAY before Congress takes up the Continuing Resolution […]



Hunting Rights Enhanced in West Virginia, Indiana, Kansas


The Sunday Hunting movement in West Virginia, which had assistance from NSSF, is celebrating after all 11 counties voting on the issue passed the measure by overwhelming numbers. In Indiana and Kansas, voters approved “Right to Hunt” amendments to their state constitutions.



In Washington: NSSF Post-election 2016 Roundup


What a difference a week makes. Those of us in the firearms, ammunition and related industries are able to breathe a sigh of relief with the results of the 2016 Election when it comes to the next nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) and the prospect of even more overreaching executive orders.



NSSF Issues Post-Election Day 2016 Statement


The American people have spoken. We have elected a president who has pledged to protect our Constitutional rights and a majority of both houses of Congress that will work to ensure that our individual right to keep and bear arms will be preserved.



Mark Kelly Is In an Anti-Gun Low Orbit


A recent Bloomberg interview suggests retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly’s views on guns are a little lost in space.



This Election, Make Your Vote a #GUNVOTE!


Election Day is next week and your #GUNVOTE is more critical than ever. We're asking all voters to visit GUNVOTE.org to be informed on candidates’ positions.



Support for ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban at Record Low, Yet One Candidate Continues to Call for One


A new Gallup poll shows that support for a ban on so-called “assault weapons” just hit a record low of 36 percent, with a clear majority (61 percent) of Americans opposing an outright ban -- the highest percent of opposition ever recorded.



Election Day 2016: The Firearms Industry’s Future is on the Ballot


The election is now less than 2 weeks away. While politicians say it all the time, this truly is the most important election in the history of our industry, and we need your help.



NSSF Infographic Rebuts N.Y. Attorney General Report


New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman this week released a report blaming other states for violent crime within its own borders. Arguing that firearms are illegally trafficked into New York from states without the same ineffective gun control laws as New York, the report misses several key facts. NSSF reminds New York of these facts […]



Hillary Clinton Reinterprets Heller Case in Last Debate


During the last Presidential Debate of the 2016 Election season, Hillary Clinton was asked by moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News to explain her statement from a year ago that "The Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment." Specifically, Wallace asked her to explain her problem with the reasoning of landmark Heller decision.



New Jersey Passes Direct Sales to Law Enforcement Bill


The New Jersey Assembly Thursday passed (73-0) an NSSF-sponsored bill to change state law to allow manufacturers to sell firearms directly to law enforcement agencies.



Connecticut Court Ruling on PLCAA Demonstrates Importance of Election


A Connecticut Superior Court judge issued a decision upholding the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) and dismissing a suit brought against the Remington companies, a distributor and a retailer.



Judge Strikes Suit Against Remington


A Connecticut Superior Court judge today decided in favor of the Remington Outdoor companies, Camfour Holding and Riverview Sales and struck the amended case brought by some families of the victims in the Sandy Hook School tragedy based on allegations of negligent entrustment.



Second Presidential Debate: What you Heard, Didn’t Hear, but What a Leaked Email Confirms


Hillary Clinton’s brief response to a question on Supreme Court nominations during Sunday night’s presidential town hall style debate were enough for her political base to hear that she had checked the box for more gun control.



NSSF Responds to Harvard, Northeastern University Survey Coverage


Our experience tells us that it is impossible that just 3 percent of gun owners would hold 50 percent of the guns in America.



What you Find When You Unpack Mrs. Clinton’s ‘Basket’


We believe Mrs. Clinton would gladly place "gun owners" into her "basket of deplorables."