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The Better Surgeon General is the (Acting) One We Have Now


Not only does America deserves better, it currently has better in the form of the acting surgeon general, Dr. Boris D. Lushniak, who has outstanding credentials to help manage America’s response to this or any other potential epidemiologic emergency.



Colorado Governor Hickenlooper’s Greatest Hits


Unfortunately for Governor Hickenlooper, this crass apology is too little, too late and his 180-degree policy reversal does not cast him in a favorable light with Colorado voters.



New York Times Fails in Reading Comprehension


Recently, the New York Times published an article, “FBI Confirms a Sharp Rise in Mass Shootings Since 2000.” If this were actually the case, it may have been newsworthy. Unfortunately for Times readers, even the headline was wrong.



Julie Golob Lends Her Support for NSSF’s #GUNVOTE Initiative


Professional competitive shooter Julie Golob is encouraging all shooting sports enthusiasts and gun owners to inform themselves about the issues and to #GUNVOTE this Nov. 4. The winner of numerous championships, Julie is a veteran of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and now shoots for Team Smith & Wesson and Team Benelli, among other activities. […]



Being a Gun Control Advocate Means Never Having to Say You’re Wrong


Although the ban is no longer in place, the media, politicians and anti-gun activists continue to promulgate the term “assault weapon” for what the industry calls the “modern sporting rifle” (MSR.) MSRs are one of the most popular firearms in America, with more than 8.5 million now owned by our citizens.



In Sickness and in Health: A Tale of Two Eagle Studies


Two studies of lead levels in eagles were released in recent weeks. A quick look at both studies shows the importance of asking the right questions and not assuming to already know the answers.



“Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” is a Tool Box for Retailers, Not a Hammer to be Used Against Them


We will not be silent if we see the efforts of an anti-gun organization to make the “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” appear to be something it could never be.



Leaders of Smart Gun Mandate Movement Lose Primaries


Last week, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts held its primaries for the upcoming November election. While the outcomes of most of the races were anticipated, two of them did deliver landmark upsets.



National Shooting Sports Foundation Opens New Washington, D.C. Office


The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, today formally opened its new office in The Hall of the States Building on Capitol Hill. “We are the voice of the firearms and ammunition industry. The challenges we face as well as the positive opportunities that lie ahead require […]



Reagan National Airport Says No to Public Service Ads Deemed OK at 5 Other Airports


Project ChildSafe is About Safety, Not Politics – and Yet … Project ChildSafe, run by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, is the firearms industry’s longstanding program to promote safe firearms storage. Since 2003, Project ChildSafe has partnered with law enforcement agencies in all 50 states to distribute more than 36 million safety kits, including cable-style […]



Import/Export Conference Helps Firearms Industry Members Stay Informed of Law, Regulatory Issues


The 13th Annual Firearms Import/Export Conference is under way with a comprehensive agenda designed to help ensure that members of the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry stay informed of and in compliance with the extensive federal laws and regulations governing the import and export of their products. The two-day conference is a joint […]



Firearms Retailers Now Off ‘Operation Choke Point’ Watch List


In a move prompted by NSSF’s work with assistance from the NRA in getting the issue addressed by key members of Congress, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) last week reported that firearms retailers are no longer on a watch list of businesses deemed at higher risk for fraud.  The FDIC’s list was compiled as […]



The Growing Diversity of Gun Ownership


Last October, Pennsylvania resident Shaneen Allen was arrested in New Jersey after being pulled over for a minor traffic violation. When the police approached her vehicle, the single mother voluntarily disclosed that she had a gun in her vehicle and had been issued a concealed carry permit in her home state. Since Allen was in […]



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


NSSF-SocialMediaSquare 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 […]