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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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 […]



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.



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."



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.



Give the Gift of Safety this Holiday Season


This holiday season, $2 can buy the important gift of firearms safety. Two dollars is all it takes to help put a gun lock in someone’s hands so firearms can be securely stored.



Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act


The National Shooting Sports Foundation supports the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act for FY15 and strongly encourages a Yes vote. While no bill is perfect, the NSSF supports this legislation because it protects the rights of hunters and sportsmen, not Washington bureaucrats, to choose the ammunition they want for hunting and target shooting, by […]



Hunting Works for America Expands to Include Oregon


Hunting Works For Oregon, our tenth state chapter, was formed with the hope that we can educate people and legislators about the importance of hunters and the money they spend.



The Humane Society of the United States is Not Your Local Animal Shelter


HSUS is a shady, anti-hunting, anti-agriculture attack group that preys on the public’s sympathy for pets and other animals in a deceptive ploy to advance its own extremist agenda.



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 […]



Gift Cards—’Tis the Season


With the winter holidays approaching at a rapid pace, gift buying is about to be in full swing. Gift cards solve a lot of issues for a lot of people, but especially for people who are not “gun people.”



Instruction for Novice Target Shooters from Top Shot Champion, Chris Cheng


NSSF has released the first two videos in a new series hosted by Top Shot Season 4 Champion Chris Cheng titled, "Handgun 101 with Top Shot Champion Chris Cheng."



2014 Shooting Sports Participation Report Now Available


The 2014 edition of the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) Shooting Sports Participation report is now available for purchase.



Fall is the Time for First Shots Shotguns


What you can do is seize this downtime as an opportunity to develop new business. One of the best ways to do that, particularly for clay target ranges, is to host an NSSF First Shots event.



Being a Gun Control Advocate Means Never Having to Say You’re Wrong


Although the ban is no longer in place, the media, politicians and anti-gun activists continue to promulgate the term “assault weapon” for what the industry calls the “modern sporting rifle” (MSR.) MSRs are one of the most popular firearms in America, with more than 8.5 million now owned by our citizens.



INFOGRAPHIC: The Changing Face of Today’s Target Shooter


A new infographic issued by the National Shooting Sports Foundation tells the story, at a glance, of the growing number of new target shooting enthusiasts and how they’re surprisingly different from established shooters.



NSSF Members Amplify the ‘Own It? Respect It. Secure It.’ Initiative


In June, the National Shooting Sports Foundation unveiled the “Own It? Respect It. Secure It.” initiativeto amplify our industry’s long-standing commitment to firearm safety and build upon decades of successful public outreach and education. We have worked tirelessly to provide firearm owners with educational resources and safety kits that help prevent accidents and unauthorized access […]



Five Reasons to Invest in a Customized Market Report


You’ll gain vital statistics about the population endemic to your store: age range, employment (both numbers employed and types of employment), household income, education levels, and more. This allows you to target and market to those audiences most likely to spend in your store—and discover those you didn’t consider before. You’ll learn what the customers […]