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Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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New Project ChildSafe Video on Talking to Kids about Gun Safety


“Can I touch the gun? Play with a gun if it looks like a toy?” Even if kids aren’t asking about gun safety, that doesn’t mean they don’t have questions.



Live From New York: It’s More Anti-Gun Theater


The video recently produced by one of Madison Avenue’s best known agencies for the States United to Prevent Gun Violence will appeal mostly to those already on the anti-gun side of the national debate.



Setting Prices — A Pandora’s Box


Setting Prices — A Pandora's Box Addressing concerns regarding the ideas of establishing "minimum resale prices" or "minimum advertised prices" between manufacturers and retailers.



ATF Director Jones Announces Resignation


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Director B. Todd Jones today announced that he is resigning.



It’s Not Over Yet on the 5.56 ‘Green Tip’ Ammo Front


Industry members and politically aware gun owners know the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) tried to pull a sneak play by quietly releasing a proposal to adopt a new regulatory framework that would ban M855 and SS109 “green tip” rifle ammunition in 5.56 and .223 calibers. This type of ammunition had been […]



Gun Ownership Declining? Don’t Believe It


An AP story receiving considerable attention cites the latest General Social Survey finding that gun ownership has declined in recent years, though other research provides evidence that Americans are embracing gun ownership at a much higher rate.



ATF to Not Move Forward with 5.56 M855 Ammo Ban at This Time


Will Review Record Number of Comments Submitted on Its ‘Framework’ Proposal ATF announced today that it will not move forward with its proposed framework to ban commonplace 5.56 M855 “green tip” ammunition at this time while it reviews the record number (more than 80,000) comments it has received so far. ATF will continue to accept comments […]



Wanted: Someone to Run a Sneak Play for the White House


As Americans were preparing for the Presidential holiday weekend the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced that it planned to effectively ban M855 and SS109 “green tip” rifle ammunition in 5.56 and .223 calibers.



Project ChildSafe ‘Own It? Respect It. Secure It.’ Initiative Hits 1,000 Industry Supporters


1,000 COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS ON BOARD When the firearms industry’s Project ChildSafe program launched its “Own It? Respect It. Secure It.” initiative eight months ago, industry companies and organizations were encouraged to use the power of their outreach to remind gun owners to securely store their firearms when not in use to help prevent access […]



Oppose ATF’s 5.56 M855 Ball Ammunition Ban


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has announced it is seeking to ban commonplace 5.56 M855 ball ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition.” If you have not already done so, all industry employees, target shooters and gun owners should contact your Member of Congress AND the ATF to oppose this unnecessary ban, which is […]



Eagle Population Stronger than Ever, But Stories of Individual Birds Make Situation Look Dire


Anti-hunting groups manipulate isolated deaths of America’s symbol to pull on people’s heartstrings. However, in reality, the bald eagle population within the U.S has never been healthier.



Retailer Education Seminars Starting Soon


Despite the record snowfalls in the areas surrounding NSSF’s offices in Newtown, Connecticut, the calendar does tell us spring is just a few short weeks away. That means NSSF will be kicking off the first of a dozen Retailer Education Seminars around the country. These invaluable compliance-oriented sessions provide retailers and range owners across the […]



Smart Gun Owners Trump ‘Smart Guns’


Although the goal of the recent Seattle International Smart Gun Symposium was to take a “neutral stance on the issue and to provide an open forum for experts to make their case, pro or con,” to us, the deck appeared stacked.



Generous Industry Sponsor Support Key to Successful 2015 SHOT Show


The success of the 2015 SHOT Show was due in great part to the many dedicated industry sponsors.



FDIC Reverses Course on ‘Operation Choke Point’


In a major development concerning NSSF’s leadership to halt discrimination in the provision of financial services and products to firearms related businesses due to “Operation Choke Point,” the top officials of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on Wednesday admitted wrongdoing and said they would cease practices that had the effect of encouraging such disparate […]



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.