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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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Rotary International Relents on Mistaken Firearms Policy Change


We are pleased to report that the Rotary International board has reversed the decision it made in January to adopt “revisions to the Code of Policies.”



NSSF’s 2017 Summit Ignites Industry Leaders with Powerful Messages


The 2017 NSSF Industry Summit is receiving high praise for the impactful and engaging information it delivered to attendees to help them grow their businesses and participation in hunting and the shooting sports.



Understanding NSSF-Adjusted NICS and the Underlying Reason Gun Sales Remain Strong


May was a record-breaking month for firearm background checks—the highest number of checks for that typically slower sales month ever processed through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).



The Mexican Gun Control Model


Rather than focusing on the real problems Mexico faces with gang violence, criminal activity and law enforcement, the anti-gun website “The Trace,” recently blamed U.S. firearms retailers for the region’s struggles. Far from being news (or accurate), we hear time and time again that a significant percentage of the firearms misused by the drug cartels […]



New Research Tools Provide Insights into the Minds of Firearm Owners


NSSF and Southwick Associates announce new products and services to help the industry develop strong personal connections with target audiences.



Legal Panel Warns Against Gun Industry Complacency


The storm clouds are on the horizon. That’s the warning from a panel of four legal experts with years of experience representing the firearms industry and defending the Second Amendment.



Washington Post Seems to Believe ISIS Propaganda on Buying Guns in U.S.


Not surprisingly, ISIS is wrong about another aspect of how things work in the United States. According to the Washington Post, terrorist propaganda materials argue it is easy to obtain a firearm in the U.S. with no ID and no background check. While the materials make it clear that one cannot walk into a federally […]



Firearms Industry Economic Impact Rises 168% since 2008


The 2017 Firearms Industry Economic Impact Report provides a state-by-state breakdown of job numbers, wages, excise taxes and more.



Registration Open for NSSF Industry Summit in Austin, Texas


Registration is now open for NSSF's 2017 Industry Summit, set for June 5-7 in Austin, Texas.



Auction of Pre-Production Winchester Model 1866 “Yellow Boy” Rifle at GunBroker.com to Benefit NSSF’s Project ChildSafe Gun Safety Program


GunBroker.com will put the last of 10 pre-production Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" rifles up for auction during the week of the 2017 SHOT Show.



NSSF Welcomes Bill Adams to Speaker Lineup for New Executive Management Seminar


I am pleased to announce that professional business educator Bill Adams has agreed to join the lineup of speakers for NSSF’s newest SHOT Show venue, our Executive Management Seminar. This is the first time we’re working with Adams and he brings an incredible knowledge bank to the table, one from which we think those attending […]



NICS Expert Joann Garrison to Teach 2017 SHOT Show Retailer Seminar


If our 24/7 Retailer Hotline is any indication, questions about NICS compliance and processes can crop up at any time. This has been especially since the launch of the New NICS late in the summer of 2016, and one of the primary reasons we asked Joann Garrison to teach the Retailer Seminar “Ask the FBI/NICS.” […]



Hand-Carrying Your Exhibit Firearms to SHOT Show? What You Need to Know


There are two ways for exhibitors to get their display firearms onto the show floor. For those exhibitors displaying more than 15 firearms, you’ll want to use the freight shipment method. Simply go to shotshow.org, click on the “Exhibitor” dropdown menu, choose “Exhibitor Resource Center” and scroll down to section “Firearms Policies” for a full […]



In Washington: NSSF Post-election 2016 Roundup


What a difference a week makes. Those of us in the firearms, ammunition and related industries are able to breathe a sigh of relief with the results of the 2016 Election when it comes to the next nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) and the prospect of even more overreaching executive orders.



NSSF Issues Post-Election Day 2016 Statement


The American people have spoken. We have elected a president who has pledged to protect our Constitutional rights and a majority of both houses of Congress that will work to ensure that our individual right to keep and bear arms will be preserved.



Calling All Law Enforcement: Special Use-of-Force Seminar Added to 2017 SHOT Show


I’m pleased to announce that as part of our continuing efforts to expand the educational offerings for law enforcement and military personnel attending the SHOT Show, NSSF will be co-sponsoring the National Tactical Officers Association’s (NTOA’s) one-day Legal and Use-of-Force Seminar. This special event is being held Monday, January 16, the day before the start of […]



Marketing Innovator Gerry Katz Joins Executive Management Seminar Speaker Lineup at 2017 SHOT Show


We have just received news that Gerry Katz, one of the most well-regarded marketing minds in America today, has agreed to speak at SHOT Show’s newest educational forum, our 2017 Executive Management Seminar. Currently serving as vice chairman of Waltham, Massachusetts-based Applied Marketing Science, Katz is a recognized authority in the areas of innovation, new […]



SHOT Show Registration Opens for Exhibitors, Buyers


I am pleased to announce that registration for the 2017 SHOT Show is now open for exhibitors and buyers. The all-new registration site, designed in conjunction with NSSF’s business partner Experient, boasts several improved features over previous registration platforms. This improved design provides for a single sign-on experience, allowing registrants to formulate their schedule and […]



Election Day 2016: The Firearms Industry’s Future is on the Ballot


The election is now less than 2 weeks away. While politicians say it all the time, this truly is the most important election in the history of our industry, and we need your help.



NSSF Infographic Rebuts N.Y. Attorney General Report


New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman this week released a report blaming other states for violent crime within its own borders. Arguing that firearms are illegally trafficked into New York from states without the same ineffective gun control laws as New York, the report misses several key facts. NSSF reminds New York of these facts […]