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INFOGRAPHIC: The Changing Face of Today’s Target Shooter


A new infographic issued by the National Shooting Sports Foundation tells the story, at a glance, of the growing number of new target shooting enthusiasts and how they’re surprisingly different from established shooters.



National Shooting Sports Foundation Opens New Washington, D.C. Office


The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, today formally opened its new office in The Hall of the States Building on Capitol Hill. “We are the voice of the firearms and ammunition industry. The challenges we face as well as the positive opportunities that lie ahead require […]



NSSF Program Hunting Works for America Adds Another Chapter


And then there were nine. I’m extremely pleased to announce that Hunting Works For Colorado has joined the Hunting Works For America family. Having spent lots of time there chasing Elk the place is near and dear to my heart. With Colorado’s addition, the Hunting Works For America franchise now has a total of nine […]



Gun Industry Sales Reflect a ‘New Normal’


Last year was an extraordinary one for firearm sales, a year unlike any other in the industry’s history. That’s a fact to be mindful of when comparing estimated sales through the first seven months of 2014 with those of the previous year, notes NSSF President Steve Sanetti. Remove the extraordinary 2013 from the rear-view mirror […]



Import/Export Conference Helps Firearms Industry Members Stay Informed of Law, Regulatory Issues


The 13th Annual Firearms Import/Export Conference is under way with a comprehensive agenda designed to help ensure that members of the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry stay informed of and in compliance with the extensive federal laws and regulations governing the import and export of their products. The two-day conference is a joint […]



NSSF Statement Regarding the Bipartisan Sportmen’s Act


NSSF-SocialMediaSquare NSSF today issued this statement regarding the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, S. 2363, that earlier today, failed to garner the  60 votes needed to move towards final passage: NSSF understands why pro-sportsmen members from both sides of the aisle wanted an opportunity to vote on amendments unique to their respective states. That said, it is disheartening to see […]



NSSF’s Project ChildSafe Takes Second Annual S.A.F.E Summer into Communities Nationwide


Project ChildSafe, in partnership with NSSF, announces the second annual S.A.F.E Summer campaign, a part of Project ChildSafe’s ongoing program to emphasize the importance of responsible firearm storage — particularly while children are home from school and more likely to be unattended. Each month, Project ChildSafe will recognize and spotlight local leaders nationwide who are […]



Hunting Works for America Expands to Include Wisconsin


From the mountains of Utah, to the grassy plains of Iowa, to the forests of Pennsylvania Hunting Works For America has been educating the public and policy makers about the economic impacts of hunting for 4 years now. I am pleased to say that we have added yet another state to our roster and will […]



What Oregon Hunters Should Know About Traditional Ammunition


Using Traditional Ammunition Does Not Adversely Impact Wildlife Populations; a Ban Would Reduce Funding for Conservation This month 4,200 out of a quarter million Oregon hunters will be invited to take a survey about traditional ammunition containing lead components. It is clear the survey is a first step by the state in pursuing restrictions or a total […]



NSSF Issues Report on Combined Spending by Hunters and Target Shooters


National Shooting Sports Foundation’s “Hunting in America” and “Target Shooting in America” reports reveal the broad impact that spending by hunters and target shooters have on America’s economy. Now, responding to demand for a combined report, NSSF has issued “Economic Impact of Hunting and Target Shooting in America,” showing, among other significant statistics, that spending […]



NSSF Issues Statement on ‘Operation Choke Point’


NSSF today issued the following statement: The National Shooting Sports Foundation has been investigating the possible role of the federal government in influencing banks in their lending and business banking relationship decisions regarding companies in our industry. We have heard from several industry members that they had banking relationships terminated by their lending institutions. We […]



NSSF Urges Target Shooters and Hunters to Help Prevent Wildfires


Provides Warning Poster and Audio PSA The cost of fighting wildfires will increase by nearly $500 million this year, according to new federal study, bringing the annual total to $1.8 billion—a staggering amount that does not include other tolls on property, wildlife, habitat and humans. With that in mind, the National Shooting Sports Foundation encourages […]



$100,000 in Grants Available to Colleges


NSSF is making a total of $100,000 in grants available to public and private colleges for start-ups of new target-shooting clubs and teams. Watch a brief video about the Collegiate Shooting Sports Initiative The grants are provided through NSSF’s Collegiate Shooting Sports Initiative, which has assisted more than 75 schools with building competitive and recreational shooting […]



NSSF Praises Passage of Sunday Hunting in Five West Virginia Counties


NSSF today praised the voters’ passage on Tuesday of ballot measures in five West Virginia counties to allow hunting on private property on Sundays. Sunday hunting on private land during designated hunting seasons will now be legal in Braxton, Calhoun, Nicholas, Webster and Wirt counties. The ballot measure was turned down only by voters in […]



Project ChildSafe Gains 500 Supporter Organizations


Firearm industry program distributes free safety kits in 47 states since January NSSF announced today that more than 500 retailers, sporting clubs and conservation organizations have signed on to support its Project ChildSafe program and promote the message of “Own It? Respect It. Secure It.” to help prevent firearm accidents. “Reaching 500 supporter organizations for […]



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 […]