NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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Firearms Industry Economic Impact Nearly Doubles in Five Years

The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $37.7 billion in 2013, a 97 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from more than 166,000 to more than 245,000, a 48 percent increase in that five-year period, according […]



INFOGRAPHIC: How Wildlife is Thriving Because of Guns & Hunting

Since the late 1930s, hunters, target shooters and the firearms industry have been the nation’s largest contributors to conservation, paying for programs that benefit America’s wildlife and all who love the outdoors. In fact, the U.S. Department of Interior just announced that firearms and ammunition manufacturers contributed a record $760.9 million in excise taxes in […]



Families Afield Bills Approved in Utah and Wyoming

Two Families Afield bills are poised to be signed into law in the coming days in Utah and Wyoming. The measures, which are part of the Families Afield campaign, aim to reduce barriers to getting the next generation of American hunters into the field. In Utah, Senate Bill 165 cleared the House of Representatives by […]



Virginia Sunday Hunting Bill Clears Senate, Heads to Governor

NSSF today hailed the bipartisan accomplishment of both houses of the Virginia General Assembly for passing legislation that will allow hunting on private property on Sundays in the Commonwealth. In the final step in the legislative process, the State Senate today by a 28-to-11 vote passed the repeal of the old 19th Century Blue Law […]



NSSF Hails Introduction of Sportsmen’s Access Legislation

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT) this week introduced H.R. 3962, Making Public Lands Public, a bill to expand and enhance access to public lands for hunting, fishing and recreational shooting. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) strongly supports this legislation and the key work of Congressman Daines on its behalf. This important legislation would dedicate a […]



Virginia House Passes Sunday Hunting

Sportsmen in Virginia saw a major victory today with the passage of House Bill 1237, which repeals the ban on Sunday hunting on private lands with written permission from the owner. Yesterday, opponents of Sunday Hunting tried to amend the bill to a local county option, but fortunately that amendment was defeated and today the […]



Improve Your Long-range Hunting and Shooting Skills with NSSF’s Latest Series of Rifle Tips

From the expert training staff at Storm Mountain Training Center in Elk Garden, W.Va., NSSF brings you a trio of long range rifle tips that will help you and a friend connect with more targets both at the shooting range and afield. The first tip in the series, “Trace,” will help you become a more […]



INFOGRAPHIC: Venison Donations Provide 11 Million Meals to Less Fortunate

When you’re passing the turkey and stuffing around the Thanksgiving dinner table, here’s a story to tell — one that would not be possible without the thoughtfulness and generosity of hunters. A new infographic from NSSF shows that 11 million meals are provided annually to the less fortunate through donations of venison by hunters. Nearly […]



Coalition Proposes Action to End Impasse over ‘Sporting Purposes’ Exemption for Non-Lead Ammunition

A coalition of organizations led by NSSF, representing millions of sportsmen and women, requested that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder of the Justice Department, through ATF, finalize and start implementing the necessary “sporting purposes” exemption to the definition of armor-piercing ammunition established by the Gun Control Act of 1968. Since California Gov. Jerry Brown recently […]



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. What better way to do that than to make a gift of a firearm to a family member, close friend or relative? The first thing to […]