NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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Chicago, Detroit and Flint Campaign Targets Illegal Gun Purchases

As part of its multi-year, ongoing national effort to help prevent illegal “straw” purchases of firearms, the National Shooting Sports Foundation is reminding the public in and around the cities of Chicago, as well as Detroit and Flint, Mich., that stiff penalties are in place for individuals convicted of such purchases. Billboard advertisements for the […]



Federal Court Decision Affirms Both Citizens’ Right to Buy Firearms and Lawful Commerce

In striking down the City of Chicago’s 2010 ordinance banning the sales of firearms within city limits, U.S. District Court Judge Edmond E. Chang in his ruling released Monday provided important recognition that the right of Americans to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment also necessitates that they have the right to acquire […]



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 […]



Customized Market Reports Are Tailor-Designed Market Templates

Want to know more about your range location or interested in opening a new range? While many segments of the U.S. economy have lagged over the past few years, the firearms and ammunition industry continues to buck the trend and pushes forward with strong sales and broad customer interest. Many American entrepreneurs have identified this […]



NSSF FFL Compliance Consultants Identify Top Issues, Make Recommendations

NSSF’s FFL Compliance Consultants at their annual meeting at NSSF headquarters: Top row from left, Nick Scouffas, former ATF Area Supervisor, with 36 years of service; Wally Nelson, former ATF Deputy Assistant Director, with 33 years of service; Fred Gerlach, former ATF Liaison to FBI/NICS, with 36 years of service. Bottom row from left, Gene Baker, […]



America’s New Target Shooters: Younger, Female and Urban

New NSSF Report Shows One in Five Began Shooting in the Last Five Years The face of America’s target shooters is changing. New target shooters–those who have taken up the sport in the last five years–are younger, female and urban when compared to established target shooters, or those participating for more than five years, according […]



Zero to Hero: NSSF’s Research Making Headway

It hardly seems that a decade has passed since NSSF launched its fledgling research in 2004. At that time, NSSF subscribed to four research reports generated by other sporting-goods industry associations. In the ensuing years, NSSF’s research offerings have grown into a powerful member benefit that is second to none. From those four repackaged reports, […]



View the August/September Edition of SHOT Business Magazine

The August-September issue of SHOT Business magazine is now available online at shotbusiness.com. A good starting point for each edition is the Editor’s Note. This month’s topic is “Hog Wild.” This issue’s features include: “The New World of Airguns,” an in-depth review of the modern high-perfomance airgun; and “Going Whole Hog,” a retailers’ guide on how to cash […]



Help to Make ‘Where To Shoot’ Better: Ask Your Local Range to Join NSSF’s Directory

Looking for a place to shoot? NSSF’s all-new Where To Shoot mobile app — available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices — helps you do just that. Right now, there are more than 10,000 ranges in our database, but we’d like to grow that even more. Don’t see a range listed that you know is […]



NSSF Poster Urges Wildfire Prevention

With the fire outlook in the West already being called severe, NSSF is getting the jump on reminding target shooters and hunters to be cautious when using firearms in hot, dry environments and to share its fire-prevention poster with others in the outdoors community. The poster is available in two sizes–the standard 8.5 x 11 […]