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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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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 […]



Branding Expert Ken Schmidt is Keynote Speaker at 2017 SHOT Show Executive Management Seminar


I am pleased to announce that Ken Schmidt, former Director of Communications for the iconic motorcycle brand Harley-Davidson, will be hosting the keynote presentation at SHOT Show’s newest educational forum, our 2017 Executive Management Seminar. Schmidt first began working with Harley-Davidson in 1985, a time when the maker was struggling to remain relevant. With Schmidt’s […]



Welcome, Michigan, to our Hunting Works For America family


Here at NSSF we eat, sleep and breathe hunting and the shooting sports. To most of us the fall hunting season has us feeling like kids at Christmas. For me this represents the best of times spent with loved ones and cherished friends. This same kind of excitement was shared by a group of folks […]



NSSF Program Hunting Works for America Expands in Southern U.S.


The newly formed Hunting Works For Alabama partnership has nearly 50 partner organizations and will be adding dozens more in the weeks and months to come.



NSSF-AFSP Suicide Prevention Partnership


A first-of-its-kind national plan to build and implement public education resources for firearms retailers, shooting ranges and the firearms-owning community about suicide prevention and firearms.



SHOT Show—Why Vegas?


A bit of behind-the-scenes information to clarify why SHOT Show will be in Las Vegas at the Sands for the foreseeable future.



Special ATF Session Added to 2016 Firearms Retail Security Conference


As security technology increases, so does the number of ways criminals find to defeat those measures. It’s crucial that today’s firearms retailers understand how, when, where and what types of crimes are being perpetrated today and the measures they can put in place to ensure their employees, customers, inventory, data and other sensitive items stay […]



NSSF Infographic: Gun Sales Up, Crime Rates Down


As NSSF’s new infographic shows, violent crime continues its downward trend, even as the firearms market sees more and more growth over the past two decades.



2017 SHOT Business Awards Nominations Contest Opens


Make a manufacturer, distributor, retailer/range or Person of the Year nomination for a chance to win a first-class hotel stay during the 2017 SHOT Show.



NSSF Statement Opposing S.Amdt.4814 (Collins Amendment)


Members of the firearms industry, like all Americans, do not want to see terrorists obtain firearms, especially from federally licensed firearms retailers. We condemn acts of terrorism wherever they occur, especially if they involve the misuse of firearm, and we extend sympathies to the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack. We appreciate the sincere and genuine effort by members of the U.S. Senate to try and pass legislation to address this important issue.



Stand up for Your Second Amendment Rights, Call Your U.S. Senators Today!


We need your voice! Call your Senators today at 202-224-3121 and urge them to oppose anti-gun amendments sponsored by Senators Feinstein, Schumer, Murphy and Booker.



Economic Impact of Firearms Industry Experiences Sees Significant Increase


The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $49.3 billion in 2015, a 158 percent increase, according to a report released today by NSSF.