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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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Government Relations

Mass. Attorney General Maura Healy Usurps Power to Attack Second Amendment


NSSF sees this unprecedented action as a blatant anti-gun attack on federally licensed firearm retailers and the law-abiding citizens of the Commonwealth.



Fmr. Attorney General’s Call for Police to Support Stricter Gun Control May Fall on Deaf Ears


In response to the recent tragedies in Dallas and Baton Rouge, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called on law enforcement officers to join in advocating for stricter gun control laws. “It is far past time for those of you in law enforcement to join with other responsible Americans and take on the mindless, industry-driven […]



Washington Post’s Fact Checker Rips Obama for Gun Remark


Last week’s memorial service in remembrance of the tragic deaths of five Dallas police officers was remarkable, but for all the wrong reasons. The service took a turn from memorializing to politicizing when President Obama decided to take advantage of this national platform and turn his memorial speech into yet another push for his political […]



NSSF Infographic: Gun Sales Up, Crime Rates Down


As NSSF’s new infographic shows, violent crime continues its downward trend, even as the firearms market sees more and more growth over the past two decades.



House Democrats ‘Sit-in’ Fund-Raising Draws Ethics Complaint


An official ethics complaint has been filed against the Democrats for sending out fundraising emails using images of their “sit-in.”



VIDEO: Semi-automatic AR-15 is a ‘Weapon of War’? – #GUNVOTE


Fact is, the AR-15 is a semi-automatic civilian rifle and NOT a "Weapon of War." Arm yourself with the facts.



Conn. Is in Tough Fiscal Shape, but Gov. Malloy Always Has Time for Anti-Gun Politics


Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy always seems to find the time to for gun control politics and gestures.



NSSF Statement Opposing S.Amdt.4814 (Collins Amendment)


Members of the firearms industry, like all Americans, do not want to see terrorists obtain firearms, especially from federally licensed firearms retailers. We condemn acts of terrorism wherever they occur, especially if they involve the misuse of firearm, and we extend sympathies to the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack. We appreciate the sincere and genuine effort by members of the U.S. Senate to try and pass legislation to address this important issue.



Stand up for Your Second Amendment Rights, Call Your U.S. Senators Today!


We need your voice! Call your Senators today at 202-224-3121 and urge them to oppose anti-gun amendments sponsored by Senators Feinstein, Schumer, Murphy and Booker.



NSSF Statement on “Under the Gun”


Journalists and filmmakers investigating what they see as shortcomings in laws are not absolved of their responsibility both to gain the requisite understanding of how those laws work and to abide by them. For that reason, based on statements made in a videotaped interview, we have to point out that it would appear that a […]



When Elitist Media Mislead


News personality Katie Couric’s documentary “Under the Gun” for the Epix channel has come under some withering fire for its creative editing of an interview.



By Impinging the First Amendment, Facebook Infringes on the Second Amendment


Facebook’s reported practice to diminish conservative opinions in its trending news section has been big news in recent days. But this type of bias is nothing new to the firearms industry.



NSSF Statement on Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion In Teixeira v. Alameda County


NSSF has long maintained that the lawful commerce in firearms is protected by the Second Amendment, that the right to keep and bear arms includes the right to make, buy and sell them.



Sen. Chris Murphy on Guns: The Facts Are Not with Him


Last year, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut was “awarded” the highest number of “Pinocchios” from the Washington Post’s Fact Checker column for comments about gun violence in America. Murphy claimed that “Since Sandy Hook, there has been a school shooting, on average, every week,” and Fact Checker ranked the statement “as one of the […]



Hillary Clinton Wants to Eliminate Real American Jobs, Maybe Yours


Hillary Clinton has a list of industries she intends to wreck if elected president simply because she doesn’t like them.



NSSF Statement on White House ‘Smart Gun’ Initiative


Based on news reports and in anticipation of a federal report on so-called "smart gun" technology, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, as the trade association for the firearms industry, issues the following statement. While NSSF has yet to see the report, we would like to make our position clear on the issue.



Voters Do Not Support Lawsuits Against Firearms Manufacturers, Retailers for Gun Crime, Poll Finds


Seven of 10 American voters do not support allowing crime victims to sue firearm manufacturers and retailers, and instead back the defense that the PLCAA provides.



More Women are Buying Guns or “Who are You Going to Believe …”


After we finally stopped laughing at the headline and the prose that followed, we decided that a response was warranted to “The Myth of the Rise in Female Gun Ownership.”



State Lawmakers Forget State Law and Their Oaths of Office


Seven Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia state lawmakers apparently see nothing wrong with opportunistically trying to use their offices and collective influence to disrupt a legitimate business, NOVA Armory, a federally licensed retailer, set to open this month.



Hillary’s Drive-By Attack on Guns


Her claim that a 2005 law supported by Sanders gave gun manufacturers ‘immunity’ is pure fiction.