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 NSSF Industry Summit Keynote Speaker: Jeremy Gutsche

Innovation expert and founder of TrendHunter.com Over the past few years, Jeremy Gutsche has spoken to 150,000 people at more than 200 events, making him one of the most sought-after speakers on the planet. Gutsche is the founder of TrendHunter.com, the largest, most influential, most updated collection of cutting-edge ideas anywhere. He relentlessly tracks and […]



ATF’s EPS Needs H-E-L-P

We have seen dramatic, unprecedented during peacetime, growth in the firearms and ammunition industry as the direct result of consumer demand for our products in the last five years. Not surprisingly, growth has placed added demand on the Office of Enforcement Programs and Services (EPS) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). […]



What Real Gun Safety Looks Like (And It’s Not From Bloomberg)

With media giving attention to yet another Michael Bloomberg-funded gun-control organization calling itself a gun “safety” group, the National Shooting Sports Foundation feels compelled to point out that credible, effective firearm safety efforts don’t involve divisive tactics, sanctimonious rhetoric and videos designed to frighten parents away from responsible firearm ownership. Everytown for Gun Safety, the […]



Gun Laws in Some U.S. Cities More Similar to Highly-Restrictive Mexico than to the Rest of America

The Second Amendment, as affirmed by the Heller and McDonald cases, protects the right of American citizens to possess guns regardless of geographic boundaries within the U.S., yet cities like Washington, D.C. and Chicago make gun ownership very difficult. Seeing how these cities have violent crime rates higher than other U.S. cities, you would think they would make it […]



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 […]



Polls Show Most Americans See Through the Gun Control Spin

Gun control advocates are often quoted in media accounts as saying that the vast majority of Americans are in favor of stricter gun control laws before they spin off onto the particular “commonsense” new law they are espousing that day from that organization. Leaving aside the often dubious sources they cite, we are in a […]



NSSF, SAAMI Seek Injunction to Stop Microstamping Law

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the  Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) have filed a  motion for a preliminary injunction on behalf of their members  against the State of California in Fresno Superior Court to prevent enforcement  of the state’s microstamping law. The state statute enacted in 2007, but not made  effective until […]



Register for NSSF’s 2014 Industry Summit by March 31 for Early-Bird Discount

Register for NSSF’s 2014 Industry Summit by March 31 to get early-bird pricing on registration. Fees will rise after that date, so we encourage you to register today to participate in the process of building a positive future for target shooting, hunting and the industry. The Summit is slated for June 9-11 in Springfield, Mass., […]



MarketWatch Puts a Cliched Template on the Gun Industry … and Comes Up Short on Important Facts

When a pre-set story narrative meets formulaic writing, you get the worst of both worlds.  The latest example is evident in “10 things the gun industry won’t tell you,” recently served up by MarketWatch, formerly a property of CBS, but now part of News Corp through its acquisition of the Wall Street Journal, but absent the […]



NSSF Industry Summit: Journalists Emily Miller, Katie Pavlich to Take Part in Panel Discussion

NSSF’s 2014 Industry Summit will feature an hour-long dialog with two pro-Second Amendment journalists — Katie Pavlich of Townhall.com and a Fox News contributor, and Emily Miller of The Washington Times. Because a better informed firearms industry is a more effective one, the program will help familiarize participants with Katie and Emily’s work, so that […]