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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Bipartisan Sportsman’s Act Advances

This morning, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to advance the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 (S.556). The legislation was reported out of the committee with overwhelming bipartisan support. Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) cast the sole recorded vote opposing the measure. Today’s vote represents an important step toward enactment of this important legislation […]

Urge Support for S.556 the Bipartisan Sportsman’s Act of 2015

Thursday morning, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will vote to advance the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 (S.556) S.556 is a compilation of bills that will expand, enhance and protect America’s hunting and shooting heritage by increasing access to federal lands and reauthorizing several important conservation programs. As you know, hunting and shooting […]

NSSF’s Steve Sanetti talks about ‘Smart Guns’ on 60 Minutes

The CBS news magazine program 60 Minutes aired a segment on "Smart Guns" during which NSSF President Steve Sanetti answered questions from reporter Lesley Stahl.

Updated Research Reports from NSSF

Here are just a few of the many updated research reports available to NSSF members and non-members.

The FBI Stats are in: Crime in the U.S. Fell Again in 2014

The FBI this month released the 2014 edition of Crime in the United States, and it revealed that the estimated number of reported violent crimes decreased 0.2 percent when compared with 2013.

Project ChildSafe Unites with Fish & Wildlife Agencies Across U.S. in Urging Americans to Hunt “S.A.F.E.” This Fall

NSSF and nearly 30 state fish and wildlife agencies have joined forces in encouraging Americans to "Hunt S.A.F.E." this fall by remembering to handle, transport and store firearms responsibly.

NSSF, NRA, SAF Sue Seattle over Gun, Ammo Tax

NSSF joined the National Rifle Association, Seattle-based retailers and gun owners in filing a lawsuit today in King County Superior Court challenging Seattle's recently approved sales tax of $25 on each firearm and five cents for each round of ammunition (two cents for .22 caliber).

13th Annual FMG Shooting Industry Masters Hits the Mark

The 13th Annual FMG Shooting Industry Masters hit the mark once again in bringing some 300 industry luminaries together to raise money for the NSSF First Shots program and USA Shooting.

Getting Started on Class III/NFA Licensing—Your First Step to Capitalizing on the Growing Suppressor Market

Despite the growing consumer demand for suppressors and the thriving marketplace, I still hear dealers wondering whether buying and selling suppressors is legal.

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.

Partner Up—Five Ways Retailers and Ranges Can Profit Together

Firearms retailers can benefit ranges that don’t have significant retail sales and discover ways to share their customers to the benefit of both businesses.

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.

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.

New Project ChildSafe Video on Talking to Kids about Gun Safety

“Can I touch the gun? Play with a gun if it looks like a toy?” Even if kids aren’t asking about gun safety, that doesn’t mean they don’t have questions.

Live From New York: It’s More Anti-Gun Theater

The video recently produced by one of Madison Avenue’s best known agencies for the States United to Prevent Gun Violence will appeal mostly to those already on the anti-gun side of the national debate.

It’s Not Over Yet on the 5.56 ‘Green Tip’ Ammo Front

Industry members and politically aware gun owners know the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) tried to pull a sneak play by quietly releasing a proposal to adopt a new regulatory framework that would ban M855 and SS109 “green tip” rifle ammunition in 5.56 and .223 calibers. This type of ammunition had been […]

Gun Ownership Declining? Don’t Believe It

An AP story receiving considerable attention cites the latest General Social Survey finding that gun ownership has declined in recent years, though other research provides evidence that Americans are embracing gun ownership at a much higher rate.

ATF to Not Move Forward with 5.56 M855 Ammo Ban at This Time

Will Review Record Number of Comments Submitted on Its ‘Framework’ Proposal ATF announced today that it will not move forward with its proposed framework to ban commonplace 5.56 M855 “green tip” ammunition at this time while it reviews the record number (more than 80,000) comments it has received so far. ATF will continue to accept comments […]

Wanted: Someone to Run a Sneak Play for the White House

As Americans were preparing for the Presidential holiday weekend the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced that it planned to effectively ban M855 and SS109 “green tip” rifle ammunition in 5.56 and .223 calibers.

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 […]