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

Anti-Gun Politicians Achieve the Opposite of What they Seek

A recent Gallup Poll found that a staggering 49 percent of Americans consider the federal government to be an “immediate threat,” up almost 20 percent since 2003.

NSSF Statement: Project ChildSafe DOJ-OJP Cooperative Agreement Grant

Following announcement of the award, two gun-control groups voiced opposition to the Department of Justice’s decision to select NSSF and Project ChildSafe to receive the grant.

Sound Policy over Sound Bites

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) recently introduced the “Responsible Transfer of Firearms Act,” a bill designed to impose even stricter rules on law-abiding firearms retailers.

Thank You, U.S. Gun Culture

A recent study published in the journal Injury Prevention, is ridiculous on several levels.

Hunting Works For America Expands Reach In Pacific Northwest

Today in Spokane, hunters, business leaders, conservation organizations, retailers, tourism experts, and chambers of commerce all came together to cut the ribbon on the newest state chapter of our award winning Hunting Works For America program.

Breaking News: Criminals Break the Law to Get Guns

For all of the policy demands put forward by the gun control crowd, a new study conducted by one of their own confirms what other studies have found - criminals get their firearms illegally.

Firearms Retailers Overwhelmingly Obey the Law; ‘Bad Apple’ Charges Are Not New and Still Rotten

After years of evidence that the vast majority of FFLs are law-abiding business owners that comply with a complex regulatory system the government has created, the anti-gun crowd is again arguing that there are “bad apple” retailers that must be legislated or sued out of existence.

NSSF, NRA, SAF Sue Seattle over Gun, Ammo Tax

NSSF joined the National Rifle Association, Seattle-based retailers and gun owners in filing a lawsuit today in King County Superior Court challenging Seattle's recently approved sales tax of $25 on each firearm and five cents for each round of ammunition (two cents for .22 caliber).

The Surgeon General Re-Fills His Public Health Prescription

President Obama’s surgeon general Vivek Murthy made news again this month by saying he doesn’t regret calling gun violence a public health issue.

Now More Voices Agree on the Need to Fix NICS

Following the recent tragedies in Charleston, Chattanooga and Lafayette, there has been considerable discussion in the media about how NICS works.

NSSF Program Hunting Works for America Continues Growth

Hunting Works For Maine officially launched in Augusta today, making it the 11th addition to the Hunting Works For America family.

As We’ve Been Saying, Let’s Continue to FixNICS

Effective background checks on prospective firearm purchasers depend on the submission of complete, accurate information in the NICS database, and adequate training of those responsible for entering data.

House to Vote on Appropriations Bill with Traditional Ammo Protections

When the U.S. House of Representatives reconvenes this week it will consider the FY2016 Interior Appropriations bill that contains several provisions important to the industry.

Parroting Propaganda Earns Sen. Murphy Four Pinocchios

Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) has proven once again that he is truth-challenged when it comes to firearms facts.

Make No Mistake: “The Trace” is No Impartial News Organization

Readers Beware. Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently revealed a new tactic in his ongoing campaign to impose his anti-gun agenda on Americans with the launch of “The Trace.”

Weak Bloomberg Study Draws Unfounded Conclusions

A recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health makes the spurious claim that Connecticut’s 10-year old handgun permit-to-purchase law kept the state’s firearms homicide rates (FHRs) lower than it otherwise would have been.

New Poll Open for Misinterpretation

Extremist animal rights groups are sure to embrace a new Gallup poll as evidence that public opinion supports giving animals the same rights as people. As groups face a drop in individual contributions, such as a roughly 15 percent drop for the Humane Society of the United States from 2010-2013, they become more desperate for […]

NSSF Supports Rep. Bishop’s ‘Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act,’ H.R. 2710

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, applauds the introduction yesterday of H.R. 2710, the Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act of 2015, by Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT), chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Biased Survey Yields Biased Results

Remember the December 2014 Pew Research Center poll that showed a majority of Americans believe that it is more important to protect the right to own firearms than to control gun ownership?

Maine Governor Signs Families Afield Bill Into Law

On Tuesday, Gov. Paul LePage signed legislation that makes Maine the 40th state to allow its citizens to decide when their children begin to hunt.