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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VIDEO: Semi-automatic AR-15 is a ‘Weapon of War’? – #GUNVOTE


Fact is, the AR-15 is a semi-automatic civilian rifle and NOT a "Weapon of War." Arm yourself with the facts.



2017 SHOT Business Awards Nominations Contest Opens


Make a manufacturer, distributor, retailer/range or Person of the Year nomination for a chance to win a first-class hotel stay during the 2017 SHOT Show.



Conn. Is in Tough Fiscal Shape, but Gov. Malloy Always Has Time for Anti-Gun Politics


Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy always seems to find the time to for gun control politics and gestures.



NSSF Statement Opposing S.Amdt.4814 (Collins Amendment)


Members of the firearms industry, like all Americans, do not want to see terrorists obtain firearms, especially from federally licensed firearms retailers. We condemn acts of terrorism wherever they occur, especially if they involve the misuse of firearm, and we extend sympathies to the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack. We appreciate the sincere and genuine effort by members of the U.S. Senate to try and pass legislation to address this important issue.



Stand up for Your Second Amendment Rights, Call Your U.S. Senators Today!


We need your voice! Call your Senators today at 202-224-3121 and urge them to oppose anti-gun amendments sponsored by Senators Feinstein, Schumer, Murphy and Booker.



NSSF Industry Summit Hits a Home Run in Pittsburgh


I believe the 2016 Summit has set a new standard for offering sessions that appealed to all segments of our industry and that will motivate attendees to improve and make meaningful changes.



NSSF Statement on “Under the Gun”


Journalists and filmmakers investigating what they see as shortcomings in laws are not absolved of their responsibility both to gain the requisite understanding of how those laws work and to abide by them. For that reason, based on statements made in a videotaped interview, we have to point out that it would appear that a […]



When Elitist Media Mislead


News personality Katie Couric’s documentary “Under the Gun” for the Epix channel has come under some withering fire for its creative editing of an interview.



Economic Impact of Firearms Industry Experiences Sees Significant Increase


The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $49.3 billion in 2015, a 158 percent increase, according to a report released today by NSSF.



By Impinging the First Amendment, Facebook Infringes on the Second Amendment


Facebook’s reported practice to diminish conservative opinions in its trending news section has been big news in recent days. But this type of bias is nothing new to the firearms industry.



NSSF Statement on Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion In Teixeira v. Alameda County


NSSF has long maintained that the lawful commerce in firearms is protected by the Second Amendment, that the right to keep and bear arms includes the right to make, buy and sell them.



Sen. Chris Murphy on Guns: The Facts Are Not with Him


Last year, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut was “awarded” the highest number of “Pinocchios” from the Washington Post’s Fact Checker column for comments about gun violence in America. Murphy claimed that “Since Sandy Hook, there has been a school shooting, on average, every week,” and Fact Checker ranked the statement “as one of the […]



Developing an Appreciation for Conservation Science (in Spite of Those Cute Bear Cubs)


There is no better way to appreciate conservation than seeing it in action in the field. Monitoring bears in Connecticut and elsewhere serves many purposes.



Hillary Clinton Wants to Eliminate Real American Jobs, Maybe Yours


Hillary Clinton has a list of industries she intends to wreck if elected president simply because she doesn’t like them.



NSSF Statement on White House ‘Smart Gun’ Initiative


Based on news reports and in anticipation of a federal report on so-called "smart gun" technology, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, as the trade association for the firearms industry, issues the following statement. While NSSF has yet to see the report, we would like to make our position clear on the issue.



Voters Do Not Support Lawsuits Against Firearms Manufacturers, Retailers for Gun Crime, Poll Finds


Seven of 10 American voters do not support allowing crime victims to sue firearm manufacturers and retailers, and instead back the defense that the PLCAA provides.



More Women are Buying Guns or “Who are You Going to Believe …”


After we finally stopped laughing at the headline and the prose that followed, we decided that a response was warranted to “The Myth of the Rise in Female Gun Ownership.”



Wildlife Needs Hunters and Shooters to Thrive


Yes, “We built that,” but the work is far from over. Here’s how you can do your part to secure our heritage and lifestyle for the next generation Healthy wildlife populations and habitat ARE NOT a product of nature. That’s a fairly bold and rather counter-intuitive statement, but in an era of threatened natural resources […]



NSSF Encourages State Wildlife Agencies to Attend Industry Summit


The National Shooting Sports Foundation is holding its annual Industry Summit June 6-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the Pittsburgh Marriot City Center.



The Customer-Centric Show


“No one ever goes to a retail store to see what’s old.” The same applies for trade shows. So this year the SHOT Show tried out a new idea -- the Next Pavilion.