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Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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2015 SHOT Show Posts Second Highest Attendance Total Ever


The SHOT Show rang up its second highest attendance ever at the Sands Expo Center Jan. 20-23, giving the industry a very good indicator that a strong sales year lies ahead.



Infographic: Girl Power


The number of women hunters, target shooters and gun owners has increased dramatically since the start of the new millennium. A new NSSF infographic gives a quick look at one of the fastest-growing segments of the shooting sports.



New ‘Women Gun Owners’ NSSF Report Available


Today during the SHOT Show, NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti announced the release of a new report, "Women Gun Owners: Purchasing, Perceptions and Participation."



2015 Promises a Banner Year for the Second Amendment, But With Challenges


What will 2015 hold for our Second Amendment rights? If 2014 is any indication, lawmakers are seeing the same signs we do to indicate that restricting Second Amendment rights is not only bad policy, but bad politics as well.



Show Your Commitment to Responsible Firearm Ownership – Help NSSF’s Project ChildSafe Reach 1,000 Company and Organizational Supporters at SHOT Show


As the industry’s signature program on firearm safety and responsibility, NSSF’s Project ChildSafe will once again have a visible presence at this year’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas.



Mayor Bloomberg Is Doubling Down


POLITICO recently released its list of the top 100 campaign donors during the 2014 mid-term election cycle. Coming in at #2 was Michael Bloomberg, who clocked in at $27.7 million.



Give the Gift of Safety this Holiday Season


This holiday season, $2 can buy the important gift of firearms safety. Two dollars is all it takes to help put a gun lock in someone’s hands so firearms can be securely stored.



Sheriff Clarke Will Attend 2015 SHOT Show


Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., will be attending the 2015 SHOT Show in Las Vegas this coming January.



Shhhh. Secret Group of State Legislators Meets in Washington This Week to Plan Anti-Gun Agenda. Mum’s the Word.


American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention which claims to be non-partisan, will work to push new gun restrictions at the state level. But the coalition has one major problem – they will not let anyone know who they are.



Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act


The National Shooting Sports Foundation supports the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act for FY15 and strongly encourages a Yes vote. While no bill is perfect, the NSSF supports this legislation because it protects the rights of hunters and sportsmen, not Washington bureaucrats, to choose the ammunition they want for hunting and target shooting, by […]



Senate Democrats Poised To Make a Big Mistake


Senate Democrats really want to go out with a bang. Some news outlets are reporting that Majority Leader Reid is going to make a last ditch effort to confirm President Obama’s nominee for Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy.



Hunting Works for America Expands to Include Oregon


Hunting Works For Oregon, our tenth state chapter, was formed with the hope that we can educate people and legislators about the importance of hunters and the money they spend.



The Humane Society of the United States is Not Your Local Animal Shelter


HSUS is a shady, anti-hunting, anti-agriculture attack group that preys on the public’s sympathy for pets and other animals in a deceptive ploy to advance its own extremist agenda.



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 […]



INFOGRAPHIC: Venison Donations Provide 11 Million Meals to Less Fortunate


When you’re passing the turkey and stuffing around the Thanksgiving dinner table, here’s a story to tell — one that would not be possible without the thoughtfulness and generosity of hunters. This infographic from NSSF shows that 11 million meals are provided annually to the less fortunate through donations of venison by hunters. Nearly 2.8 million […]



Anti-gun Group Plans to Waste Money Again in 2016 Elections


The gun control Super PAC, Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), run by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords,  spent almost $11 million on this year’s mid-term elections with very little to show for it. The group expended over $2 million – more than they spent on any other race – to protect Giffords’ former Congressional seat, which […]



NSSF Statement on Jay Leno Cancellation of SHOT Show Appearance


We are clearly disappointed by Jay Leno’s decision not to perform at the 2015 SHOT Show State of the Industry Dinner. He unilaterally cancelled his promised appearance due to pressure from the anti-gun lobby, which included false statements about our industry and its commitment to genuine firearms safety, which we attempted to personally correct with […]



“Sweat the Details” During Your Busiest Season


As a firearms retailer, the holiday season represents a very special window of opportunity in which sellers can maximize sales and profits. Your biggest responsibility as an FFL during this accelerated business cycle is to remain compliant.



Gift Cards—’Tis the Season


With the winter holidays approaching at a rapid pace, gift buying is about to be in full swing. Gift cards solve a lot of issues for a lot of people, but especially for people who are not “gun people.”



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.