NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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Make No Mistake: “The Trace” is No Impartial News Organization


Readers Beware. Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently revealed a new tactic in his ongoing campaign to impose his anti-gun agenda on Americans with the launch of “The Trace.”



Weak Bloomberg Study Draws Unfounded Conclusions


A recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health makes the spurious claim that Connecticut’s 10-year old handgun permit-to-purchase law kept the state’s firearms homicide rates (FHRs) lower than it otherwise would have been.



Firearm Inventory Counts and Reconciliation — Compliance Secret No. 1


When we as members of NSSF’s FFL Compliance Consultant Team are out in the field with NSSF members during a compliance consultation visit, the question will often come up, “What’s one big secret to compliance?” We do have one, though it’s not really a secret. The “secret,” if you will, is about conducting careful inventory […]



New Poll Open for Misinterpretation


Extremist animal rights groups are sure to embrace a new Gallup poll as evidence that public opinion supports giving animals the same rights as people. As groups face a drop in individual contributions, such as a roughly 15 percent drop for the Humane Society of the United States from 2010-2013, they become more desperate for […]



NSSF Members Vote Now For 2016 SHOT Business Awards—Win a Free Hotel Stay at 2016 SHOT Show!


Each year at SHOT Show®, NSSF’s trade publication SHOT Business recognizes those in the firearms industry who work the most diligently to promote NSSF’s programs and support our mission of promoting, protecting and preserving hunting and the shooting sports. We believe NSSF members are the ones who know best who these outstanding representatives of our […]



NSSF Industry Summit Earns Rave Reviews


NSSF recently held its Industry Summit, a gathering of our industry’s most prominent and influential professionals, in Savannah, Georgia.



NSSF Supports Rep. Bishop’s ‘Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act,’ H.R. 2710


The National Shooting Sports Foundation, trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, applauds the introduction yesterday of H.R. 2710, the Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act of 2015, by Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT), chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources.



Biased Survey Yields Biased Results


Remember the December 2014 Pew Research Center poll that showed a majority of Americans believe that it is more important to protect the right to own firearms than to control gun ownership?



Recognize National Safety Month by Using NSSF Firearm Safety Resources


With June designated National Safety Month, now is a good time to communicate firearm safety messages to your customers using NSSF's many firearm safety resources.



Oakland County Provides Huge Support for Project ChildSafe


Thirty law enforcement agencies from Oakland County, Michigan turned out in force to support NSSF’s Project ChildSafe program and responsible firearms ownership.



Maine Governor Signs Families Afield Bill Into Law


On Tuesday, Gov. Paul LePage signed legislation that makes Maine the 40th state to allow its citizens to decide when their children begin to hunt.



Anti-Gun Group Called Out (Mildly) for Falsification As the News Media Continue to Confuse Matters


We have noted previously that gun control organizations often exaggerate, confuse, conflate, or just plain misrepresent the facts in the pursuit of their political agendas. It happened again following the recent tragic murder of NYPD officer Brian Moore.



State Wildlife Agencies Receive $1.1 Billion in Revenues Generated by Hunters, Shooters, Boaters and Anglers


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today the distribution of $1.1 billion dollars to state game and fish agencies—money that was generated by hunters, target shooters and anglers.



Anti-Gun Professional Staffers Believe Hillary Clinton has a Shot


Putting aside the artifice, Hillary Clinton finally announced that she is running for President, making her the first Democrat to officially enter the 2016 race.



Cleveland Out of Running to Host Future Firearms Industry Summit


In recent months, the city of Cleveland, Ohio, has been working with NSSF to be considered as the host location for a future NSSF Industry Summit. Given Cleveland’s excellent revitalization efforts in recent years, its number of good hotels and wealth of respected eating establishments, we considered the city one of our top choices to […]



Maryland Ends Ballistics Imaging Program and Provides a Lesson


Both houses of the Maryland General Assembly in the past week acted in near unanimity to end that state’s dysfunctional experience with what was once billed as a crime scene investigative tool.



INFOGRAPHIC: Ammunition Under Attack


The California Fish and Game Commission on April 9 adopted regulations to implement the law that will ban the use of traditional lead-component ammunition for all hunting in the state by July 1, 2019. The implementation will involve multiple phases, beginning with the 2015 hunting season.



Misleading Donors, Lying to Congress – Just another Day for HSUS


In addition to attracting millions of dollars from unsuspecting, well-intentioned donors, HSUS misleading activities are giving the legitimate animal welfare groups a bad name.



Notice to Firearms Retailers: Important Credit Card Processing Changes Coming


In order to provide additional and enhanced credit card protection for consumers, credit card companies will soon implement new rules that will change the way credit and debit card transactions will be processed.



You’ve Got Mail. It’s Someone Working for George Soros


Long before Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided to make restricting our Second Amendment rights his cause célèbre, billionaire investor George Soros was trying to destroy the firearms industry.