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Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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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 […]



#GUNVOTE 2014: Don’t Risk Your Rights

The 2014 elections, particularly the most closely contested races for U.S. Senate seats, offer two possibilities. The first is for our industry and consumers to join forces with other pro-Second Amendment groups and individuals to lead the way in electing enough new pro-gun lawmakers to ensure that the anti-gun agenda can’t pass in either chamber […]



Exposed: The Humane Society of the United States’ Anti-Hunting Playbook

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has  announced that it will be holding its second  public workshop on June 3 to discuss the implementation of California’s new lead ammunition ban, signed into law last year by Gov. Jerry Brown after being championed by the Governor’s personal dog walker and Humane Society lobbyist. While this […]



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 […]



$100,000 in Grants Available to Colleges

NSSF is making a total of $100,000 in grants available to public and private colleges for start-ups of new target-shooting clubs and teams. Watch a brief video about the Collegiate Shooting Sports Initiative The grants are provided through NSSF’s Collegiate Shooting Sports Initiative, which has assisted more than 75 schools with building competitive and recreational shooting […]



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 […]



NSSF Praises Passage of Sunday Hunting in Five West Virginia Counties

NSSF today praised the voters’ passage on Tuesday of ballot measures in five West Virginia counties to allow hunting on private property on Sundays. Sunday hunting on private land during designated hunting seasons will now be legal in Braxton, Calhoun, Nicholas, Webster and Wirt counties. The ballot measure was turned down only by voters in […]



Judge Postpones Oral Arguments in NSSF, SAAMI Suit to Stop California Microstamping Law

Oral arguments, originally scheduled to be heard Wednesday in Fresno Superior Court, have been postponed until May 14 in the lawsuit brought by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) on behalf of their members against the State of California to prevent enforcement of the state’s microstamping statute. The […]



Thinking About Opening a Firearms Retail Shop or Shooting Range? Start with a CMR

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 push forward with strong sales and broad customer interest. Many American entrepreneurs have identified this fact and have opened up new firearm retail shops or target shooting ranges. In fact, […]



Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act has Momentum in U.S. Senate; Thank Those Senators who are Co-Sponsors

There are now 13 Democrats and 14 Republican senators signed on as co-sponsors of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, S.1996, the most important pro-hunting legislation in a generation. That’s great news, but we need to keep the positive momentum going. All firearm owners, hunters, target shooters and sportsmen should call your senators and thank them for their […]