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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INFOGRAPHIC: How Wildlife is Thriving Because of Guns & Hunting

Since the late 1930s, hunters, target shooters and the firearms industry have been the nation’s largest contributors to conservation, paying for programs that benefit America’s wildlife and all who love the outdoors. In fact, the U.S. Department of Interior just announced that firearms and ammunition manufacturers contributed a record $760.9 million in excise taxes in […]



Call Your Senators! Tell Them Not to Sign On to Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Attempt to Ban Imports of Many Semi-Automatic Rifles

She’s back! Roundly defeated legislatively and procedurally on the Senate floor a year ago, Dianne Feinstein, the U.S. Senate’s leading foe of Americans exercising their Second Amendment rights, is resuming her jihad against semi-automatic modern sporting rifles using a different tactic. This time, the California Democrat is asking her fellow U.S. Senators to sign on […]



MarketWatch Puts a Cliched Template on the Gun Industry … and Comes Up Short on Important Facts

When a pre-set story narrative meets formulaic writing, you get the worst of both worlds.  The latest example is evident in “10 things the gun industry won’t tell you,” recently served up by MarketWatch, formerly a property of CBS, but now part of News Corp through its acquisition of the Wall Street Journal, but absent the […]



NSSF Industry Summit: Journalists Emily Miller, Katie Pavlich to Take Part in Panel Discussion

NSSF’s 2014 Industry Summit will feature an hour-long dialog with two pro-Second Amendment journalists — Katie Pavlich of Townhall.com and a Fox News contributor, and Emily Miller of The Washington Times. Because a better informed firearms industry is a more effective one, the program will help familiarize participants with Katie and Emily’s work, so that […]



Markey and Maloney Endorse Taxpayer-Funded Search for Data to Support their Anti-Gun Views

Just a year after President Obama unilaterally overturned 17 years of Congressional action that prevented the Centers for Disease Control from wasting taxpayer dollars for “studies” pre-designed to yield results gun control supporters can point to, he recently went for an encore by earmarking $10 million to the Centers for Disease Control for precisely this […]



NSSF Statement on Facebook Firearms Policy

Facebook today acted to provide clarification to its policies on postings concerning firearms and agreed to provide educational messaging on its platform. We are in agreement that all applicable laws should be observed in the private transfer of firearms. We would have welcomed the opportunity to provide our industry’s perspective, however, and regret that we […]



Families Afield Bills Approved in Utah and Wyoming

Two Families Afield bills are poised to be signed into law in the coming days in Utah and Wyoming. The measures, which are part of the Families Afield campaign, aim to reduce barriers to getting the next generation of American hunters into the field. In Utah, Senate Bill 165 cleared the House of Representatives by […]



FBI Preliminary 2013 Numbers Show Violent Crime Continues to Drop

Taking another look at what gets coverage, firearms sales and public opinion It has become almost an article of faith in the firearms industry that even reports from our federal government that show a continuing decline in crime will get little media attention.  And so it was again with the release this month of the […]



Sen. Murphy Likes the Firearms Industry Boogeyman

Thought Michael Bloomberg would be chastened after the disastrous 2013 Mayors Against Illegal Guns group had and the recent news nearly 50 mayors ditched MAIG because of its extreme positions? You don’t know Mike. Instead, MAIG was back at it recently, releasing a report on the number of school shootings since the Sandy Hook tragedy […]



Orders for NSSF Safety Education Materials Skyrocket in 2013, Top 3.6 Million

Demand for the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s safety and education materials skyrocketed in 2013, with more than 3.6 million safety literature items and safety DVDs being ordered, an increase of 47 percent compared to 2012. Orders for NSSF’s popular educational brochure “Firearms Safety Depends on You” reached 2 million in 2013, while orders for another […]