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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2014 Shooting Sports Participation Report Now Available


The 2014 edition of the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) Shooting Sports Participation report is now available for purchase.



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.



NSSF Members Amplify the ‘Own It? Respect It. Secure It.’ Initiative


In June, the National Shooting Sports Foundation unveiled the “Own It? Respect It. Secure It.” initiativeto amplify our industry’s long-standing commitment to firearm safety and build upon decades of successful public outreach and education. We have worked tirelessly to provide firearm owners with educational resources and safety kits that help prevent accidents and unauthorized access […]



Five Reasons to Invest in a Customized Market Report


You’ll gain vital statistics about the population endemic to your store: age range, employment (both numbers employed and types of employment), household income, education levels, and more. This allows you to target and market to those audiences most likely to spend in your store—and discover those you didn’t consider before. You’ll learn what the customers […]



NSSF Program Hunting Works for America Adds Another Chapter


And then there were nine. I’m extremely pleased to announce that Hunting Works For Colorado has joined the Hunting Works For America family. Having spent lots of time there chasing Elk the place is near and dear to my heart. With Colorado’s addition, the Hunting Works For America franchise now has a total of nine […]



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 […]



NSSF Tries to Respond to New York Times’ Leaden Thinking


A week has passed without word from nary an editor or editorial assistant that the New York Times would deign to publish the within–the-prescribed-word limit letter to the editor we had submitted in response to an editorial that surprised even us for its mistaken assumptions and ridiculous headline. Nonetheless, we feel it is important that […]



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 […]



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 […]



Hunting Works for America Expands to Include Wisconsin


From the mountains of Utah, to the grassy plains of Iowa, to the forests of Pennsylvania Hunting Works For America has been educating the public and policy makers about the economic impacts of hunting for 4 years now. I am pleased to say that we have added yet another state to our roster and will […]



What Oregon Hunters Should Know About Traditional Ammunition


Using Traditional Ammunition Does Not Adversely Impact Wildlife Populations; a Ban Would Reduce Funding for Conservation This month 4,200 out of a quarter million Oregon hunters will be invited to take a survey about traditional ammunition containing lead components. It is clear the survey is a first step by the state in pursuing restrictions or a total […]



NSSF Issues Report on Combined Spending by Hunters and Target Shooters


National Shooting Sports Foundation’s “Hunting in America” and “Target Shooting in America” reports reveal the broad impact that spending by hunters and target shooters have on America’s economy. Now, responding to demand for a combined report, NSSF has issued “Economic Impact of Hunting and Target Shooting in America,” showing, among other significant statistics, that spending […]



NSSF Statement on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Study on Traditional Ammunition and Bald Eagles


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has made available a preview of a new study regarding traditional ammunition and mortality of bald eagles in the upper Midwest that has led to news stories misleading the public into thinking the use of traditional ammunition containing lead components is having a population-level impact on bald eagles. That […]



Exposed: The Humane Society of the United States’ Anti-Hunting Playbook


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has  announced that it will be holding its second  public workshop on June 3 to discuss the implementation of California’s new lead ammunition ban, signed into law last year by Gov. Jerry Brown after being championed by the Governor’s personal dog walker and Humane Society lobbyist. While this […]



NSSF Urges Target Shooters and Hunters to Help Prevent Wildfires


Provides Warning Poster and Audio PSA The cost of fighting wildfires will increase by nearly $500 million this year, according to new federal study, bringing the annual total to $1.8 billion—a staggering amount that does not include other tolls on property, wildlife, habitat and humans. With that in mind, the National Shooting Sports Foundation encourages […]



Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act has Momentum in U.S. Senate; Thank Those Senators who are Co-Sponsors


There are now 13 Democrats and 14 Republican senators signed on as co-sponsors of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, S.1996, the most important pro-hunting legislation in a generation. That’s great news, but we need to keep the positive momentum going. All firearm owners, hunters, target shooters and sportsmen should call your senators and thank them for their […]



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 […]