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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 […]



Why Hillary Clinton is Wrong on the Protection in Lawful Commerce in Arms Act


Hillary Clinton made the PLCAA an issue in the Democratic debate to score political points, but her claims about the law are blatantly false.



FMG Forms Shooting Industry Masters Association, Discontinues Shooting Event


FMG Publications announces the establishment of the Shooting Industry Masters Association, with the goal of raising money and awareness for the shooting sports.



NSSF Opens Registration for 2nd Annual HAVA Golf Classic


We are very pleased and proud to announce that registration is now open for the 2nd Annual NSSF/HAVA Golf Classic.



13th Annual FMG Shooting Industry Masters Hits the Mark


The 13th Annual FMG Shooting Industry Masters hit the mark once again in bringing some 300 industry luminaries together to raise money for the NSSF First Shots program and USA Shooting.



HBO Will Allow Ammo Company’s Logo in Fight Saturday


In a turn of events, following an NSSF news post circulated widely in the press, Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey Kovalev will be allowed to display the logo of Tulammo USA on his trunks.



Network Should ‘Throw In the Towel’ on Censorship of Ammo Company Logo


HBO is demanding Kovalev remove the logo of Tulammo USA, a Round Rock, Texas-based ammo manufacturing company, from his boxing trunks.



NSSF Industry Summit Earns Rave Reviews


NSSF recently held its Industry Summit, a gathering of our industry’s most prominent and influential professionals, in Savannah, Georgia.



Cleveland Out of Running to Host Future Firearms Industry Summit


In recent months, the city of Cleveland, Ohio, has been working with NSSF to be considered as the host location for a future NSSF Industry Summit. Given Cleveland’s excellent revitalization efforts in recent years, its number of good hotels and wealth of respected eating establishments, we considered the city one of our top choices to […]



It’s Not Over Yet on the 5.56 ‘Green Tip’ Ammo Front


Industry members and politically aware gun owners know the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) tried to pull a sneak play by quietly releasing a proposal to adopt a new regulatory framework that would ban M855 and SS109 “green tip” rifle ammunition in 5.56 and .223 calibers. This type of ammunition had been […]



ATF to Not Move Forward with 5.56 M855 Ammo Ban at This Time


Will Review Record Number of Comments Submitted on Its ‘Framework’ Proposal ATF announced today that it will not move forward with its proposed framework to ban commonplace 5.56 M855 “green tip” ammunition at this time while it reviews the record number (more than 80,000) comments it has received so far. ATF will continue to accept comments […]



Project ChildSafe ‘Own It? Respect It. Secure It.’ Initiative Hits 1,000 Industry Supporters


1,000 COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS ON BOARD When the firearms industry’s Project ChildSafe program launched its “Own It? Respect It. Secure It.” initiative eight months ago, industry companies and organizations were encouraged to use the power of their outreach to remind gun owners to securely store their firearms when not in use to help prevent access […]



Oppose ATF’s 5.56 M855 Ball Ammunition Ban


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has announced it is seeking to ban commonplace 5.56 M855 ball ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition.” If you have not already done so, all industry employees, target shooters and gun owners should contact your Member of Congress AND the ATF to oppose this unnecessary ban, which is […]



Violent Crime Rate Continues to Drop & Public Believes Having a Gun in the Home Makes it Safer – Spread the News


13violentcrimeoffensefigure-01 The FBI released its annual Crime in the United States report on Monday revealing that the country in 2013 saw the violent crime rate fall another 5.1 percent from the previous year, so it is now at its lowest since 1978.