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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Media Inaccuracies

The Growing Diversity of Gun Ownership

Last October, Pennsylvania resident Shaneen Allen was arrested in New Jersey after being pulled over for a minor traffic violation. When the police approached her vehicle, the single mother voluntarily disclosed that she had a gun in her vehicle and had been issued a concealed carry permit in her home state. Since Allen was in […]



NSSF Tries to Respond to New York Times’ Leaden Thinking

A week has passed without word from nary an editor or editorial assistant that the New York Times would deign to publish the within–the-prescribed-word limit letter to the editor we had submitted in response to an editorial that surprised even us for its mistaken assumptions and ridiculous headline. Nonetheless, we feel it is important that […]



For Gun Control Advocates, Exaggeration is Standard Practice

Recently, we wrote a letter to the editor of USA Today to correct inaccuracies in an article about a new Everytown for Gun Safety “study”.  In that study, the team at the Bloomberg-funded Everytown was following in the footsteps of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in willfully misconstruing key facts. At a June […]



How the Firearms Industry Leads the Way on Gun Safety And What the Anti-Gun Activists Won’t Acknowledge

Recently, an acquaintance encountered a church member in the Washington, D.C. area handing out material advocating the need to end “straw purchases” of firearms – the term that describes when someone who is not prohibited buys a firearm on behalf of someone who is.  He struck up a conversation with the person, who went on […]



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 […]



FBI Preliminary 2013 Numbers Show Violent Crime Continues to Drop

Taking another look at what gets coverage, firearms sales and public opinion It has become almost an article of faith in the firearms industry that even reports from our federal government that show a continuing decline in crime will get little media attention.  And so it was again with the release this month of the […]



Correcting the Record on Criminals and Victims

A recent study made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Despite mainstream media suggesting alarming numbers of children accidentally injured by firearms, the study is actually a description of violence among young men. The vast majority of the incidents included in the study, 84 percent, involve individuals in the range of 15-19 years old. Nearly […]



ABC Report Only Questions, but Orange County Sheriff Acts to Keep Guns Out of the Wrong Hands

On Friday evening, ABC News 20/20 highlighted what can occur, thankfully in decreasing instances, when children obtain firearms that are left unsecured by their owners. This is being addressed through a very successful industry program aimed at reducing firearms accidents, which now amount to less than 1 percent of all fatal accidents in the home, […]



Bloomberg Misleads with Guns to Cars Comparison

Bloomberg News recently published an editorial called, “Why Guns Will Soon Top Cars on List of Killers.” Not surprisingly, the author, Francis Wilkinson, picks and chooses his data to argue that automobiles are getting safer while the firearms industry “has resisted even attempting similar gains.” It’s easy to get data to tell a pre-conceived, inaccurate […]



Attention America: The New York Times Knows What You Should Know and You Need Know No More

The New York Times’ recent 6,000-word major opus, “Children and Guns: The Hidden Toll,” is the latest installment in the paper’s self-described series on “the gun industry’s influence and the wide availability of firearms in America.” In this article, it took the authors 75 paragraphs before they acknowledged that federal statistics, in fact, show a dramatic […]