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Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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Chicago’s Mayor Knows How to Play Hard Ball

The Chicago City Council with great reluctance in the last full week of June ended its long-standing prohibition and approved an ordinance intended to satisfy a federal court order to allow firearms retailers to open within the city limits. Mayor Rahm Emmanuel made certain that the regulations were written to be extensive, rigid and difficult […]



ATF Extends Timeframe to Comply with Ruling 2013-5

The following is a special advisory issued today by ATF: On Dec. 17, 2013, ATF issued Ruling 2013-5. It enables federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to maintain their firearms acquisition and disposition records electronically and gave FFLs until June 15, 2014 to comply with the requirements. It has come to ATF’s attention a number of FFLs […]



NSSF Issues Statement on ‘Operation Choke Point’

NSSF today issued the following statement: The National Shooting Sports Foundation has been investigating the possible role of the federal government in influencing banks in their lending and business banking relationship decisions regarding companies in our industry. We have heard from several industry members that they had banking relationships terminated by their lending institutions. We […]



NSSF Urges Target Shooters and Hunters to Help Prevent Wildfires

Provides Warning Poster and Audio PSA The cost of fighting wildfires will increase by nearly $500 million this year, according to new federal study, bringing the annual total to $1.8 billion—a staggering amount that does not include other tolls on property, wildlife, habitat and humans. With that in mind, the National Shooting Sports Foundation encourages […]



Retailer Education Seminars Scheduled for June In Illinois, Indiana

There are two NSSF Retailer Education Seminars scheduled in June. First on June 24 at the Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center, 1413 Leslie Drive in Bloomington, Illinois, then at the Hilton Indianapolis North, 8181 E Shadeland Ave., in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 26. Both seminars are scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. All firearms retailers in […]



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, […]