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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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.

2016 SHOT Show® Garners Rave Reviews

The National Shooting Sports Foundation's SHOT Show rang up its second highest attendance total ever, attracting more than 64,000 industry professionals during a four-day run.

NSSF President: State of the Industry in 2016 is ‘Alert’

A sell-out crowd attended last night’s annual State of the Industry Dinner. NSSF President Steve Sanetti took to the podium to speak about the challenges that lie ahead for the industry in 2016.

38th SHOT Show® Kicks Off at Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas

The 2016 SHOT Show opened its doors this morning at the Sands Expo Center with expectations running high given the energized market in America for firearms, ammunition and accessories.

NSSF Statement Regarding “Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communities Safer”

We all share the goal of reducing the intentional misuse of guns and enhancing the safety of our communities. As the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) will carefully review all aspects of the executive actions that President Obama announced.

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 […]

Bipartisan Sportsman’s Act Advances

This morning, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to advance the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 (S.556). The legislation was reported out of the committee with overwhelming bipartisan support. Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) cast the sole recorded vote opposing the measure. Today’s vote represents an important step toward enactment of this important legislation […]

Urge Support for S.556 the Bipartisan Sportsman’s Act of 2015

Thursday morning, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will vote to advance the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 (S.556) S.556 is a compilation of bills that will expand, enhance and protect America’s hunting and shooting heritage by increasing access to federal lands and reauthorizing several important conservation programs. As you know, hunting and shooting […]