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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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 […]



Jonah Berger, Best-Selling Author of ‘Contagious: Why Things Catch On,’ to Speak at NSSF Industry Summit

What makes things popular? Why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? Why are some stories and rumors more infectious? At NSSF’s 2014 Industry Summit, Jonah Berger will explain why certain products get more word of mouth than others and why certain online content goes viral. Berger explains the key emotional […]



Project ChildSafe Gains 500 Supporter Organizations

Firearm industry program distributes free safety kits in 47 states since January NSSF announced today that more than 500 retailers, sporting clubs and conservation organizations have signed on to support its Project ChildSafe program and promote the message of “Own It? Respect It. Secure It.” to help prevent firearm accidents. “Reaching 500 supporter organizations for […]



How the Firearms Industry Leads the Way on Gun Safety And What the Anti-Gun Activists Won’t Acknowledge

Recently, an acquaintance encountered a church member in the Washington, D.C. area handing out material advocating the need to end “straw purchases” of firearms – the term that describes when someone who is not prohibited buys a firearm on behalf of someone who is.  He struck up a conversation with the person, who went on […]



2014 NSSF Industry Summit Keynote Speaker: Jeremy Gutsche

Innovation expert and founder of TrendHunter.com Over the past few years, Jeremy Gutsche has spoken to 150,000 people at more than 200 events, making him one of the most sought-after speakers on the planet. Gutsche is the founder of TrendHunter.com, the largest, most influential, most updated collection of cutting-edge ideas anywhere. He relentlessly tracks and […]



ATF’s EPS Needs H-E-L-P

We have seen dramatic, unprecedented during peacetime, growth in the firearms and ammunition industry as the direct result of consumer demand for our products in the last five years. Not surprisingly, growth has placed added demand on the Office of Enforcement Programs and Services (EPS) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). […]



What Real Gun Safety Looks Like (And It’s Not From Bloomberg)

With media giving attention to yet another Michael Bloomberg-funded gun-control organization calling itself a gun “safety” group, the National Shooting Sports Foundation feels compelled to point out that credible, effective firearm safety efforts don’t involve divisive tactics, sanctimonious rhetoric and videos designed to frighten parents away from responsible firearm ownership. Everytown for Gun Safety, the […]



Smith & Wesson Becomes Gold Sponsor of NSSF Industry Summit

Smith & Wesson has stepped up to become a Gold Sponsor of the NSSF Industry Summit, the National Shooting Sports Foundation announced. The 2014 edition of the Industry Summit will take place June 9-11 in Springfield, Mass., the city where Smith & Wesson maintains its headquarters and manufacturing facilities. “We are very pleased to have […]