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Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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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 […]



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 […]



Families Afield Bills Approved in Utah and Wyoming

Two Families Afield bills are poised to be signed into law in the coming days in Utah and Wyoming. The measures, which are part of the Families Afield campaign, aim to reduce barriers to getting the next generation of American hunters into the field. In Utah, Senate Bill 165 cleared the House of Representatives by […]



NSSF Hails Introduction of Sportsmen’s Access Legislation

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT) this week introduced H.R. 3962, Making Public Lands Public, a bill to expand and enhance access to public lands for hunting, fishing and recreational shooting. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) strongly supports this legislation and the key work of Congressman Daines on its behalf. This important legislation would dedicate a […]



NSSF’s Where To Shoot App Tops 100,000 Downloads

NSSF is pleased to report that our Where To Shoot mobile app has topped 100,000 downloads. The app, which at one point hit No. 4 on the Apple App Store’s list of free sports apps, has been a hit with target shooters and gun owners. Available for iOS and Android devices, Where To Shoot locates […]



Registration Opens for NSSF Industry Summit June 9-11

Many programs that have helped increase participation in target shooting and hunting in the past 18 years can trace their roots to NSSF Industry Summits. That’s not surprising given the creativity and expertise of industry leaders who attend these gatherings every two to three years. The latest edition of the NSSF Industry Summit is slated […]



SHOT Show Attendance Soars to New Record

Attracting industry professionals from the United States and more than 100 other countries, the SHOT Show shattered attendance records this week, giving industry professionals good reason to believe that 2014 will be another strong year for sales of firearms, ammunition, outdoor gear and law enforcement equipment. The 36th SHOT Show ran Jan. 14 to 17 at […]



NSSF Target Shooting Activity Report: States Benefit from Economic Impact of Target Shooting

Read the Report View/Download as PDF Watch a message from NSSF President & CEO, Steve Sanetti View INFOGRAPHIC NSSF has released a major new report documenting the importance of target-shooting activities to the U.S. economy. The report, Target Shooting in America: Millions of Shooters, Billions of Dollars, was released today in conjunction with a press […]



Americans Don’t Think ‘Universal Background Checks’ Extension for Gun Shows Are Needed, National Poll Finds

Only four out of ten Americans support so-called “universal background checks” at gun shows after being informed that the vast majority of firearms sales at these shows are transacted by licensed retailers that already conduct such checks through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) as required by federal law. The poll results stand […]



NSSF Reaches 10,000 Member Milestone

The membership roll of the National Shooting Sports Foundation has topped 10,000 — an all-time high for the trade association of the firearms industry. The major milestone comes in advance of NSSF’s Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) in January, where the association usually adds significantly to its membership totals. NSSF members include manufacturers, […]