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Posts Tagged ‘ATF’

Coalition Proposes Action to End Impasse over ‘Sporting Purposes’ Exemption for Non-Lead Ammunition

A coalition of organizations led by NSSF, representing millions of sportsmen and women, requested that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder of the Justice Department, through ATF, finalize and start implementing the necessary “sporting purposes” exemption to the definition of armor-piercing ammunition established by the Gun Control Act of 1968. Since California Gov. Jerry Brown recently […]



NSSF FFL Compliance Consultation Program Gets Results

“We just completed our first ATF inspection last week. We passed and were not told of anything for which we would be written up. In short, the site visit program WORKS.” Jackie Gengler Alaska Illusive Arms NSSF’s FFL Compliance Consultation Program is entering its second year of existence and already we are seeing the dramatic […]



Detroit Free Press Attacks Industry; San Francisco Chronicle Gives Fair Treatment (Yes, You Read that Right)

This week, the Detroit Free Press (DFP) opened a particularly offensive editorial against the industry with the following line: “One of the most profound distinctions making itself clear in the wake of President Obama’s push for new gun legislation is the intellectual schism between gun owners and gun sellers. For the former, the Second Amendment […]



“Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” Straw Purchase Awareness Store of the Year

At the 2013 SHOT Show University, Glenn Duncan, owner of Duncan’s Outdoor Shop in Bay City, Mich., was presented NSSF’s “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” Straw Purchase Awareness Store of the Year award. The award is given to the firearms retailer who puts forth an exemplary effort to educate and enforce straw purchase awareness […]



NSSF Announces 2013 Retailer Education Seminars

NSSF has expanded the number of free Retailer Education Seminars it will offer this year to a dozen, an increase of four in order to satisfy demand. The seminars bring together federally licensed firearms retailers and NSSF consultants retired from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, plus an expert on the FBI’s National […]



NSSF Offers Retail Members Critical FFL Compliance Consulting Opportunity

Did you know that NSSF offers federally licensed firearms retailer (FFL) members the opportunity to work with experienced advisors who, as former ATF officials, understand what it takes to stay compliant with ATF rules and regulations? FFLs who have used this service are raving about it. “Fred Gerlach was extremely professional, totally knowledgeable and a […]



The Shrinking ‘Vast Majority’: NSSF Responds to ATF Mexican Trace Report

ATF yesterday released a report on firearms submitted by the government of Mexico for tracing since 2007. One screaming headline referred to the “Vast Majority of Mexican Crime Guns Originate in U.S. New ATF Trace Data Reveals.”  If you have been following the issue of Mexican gun traces on this blog, you will realize the truth […]



NSSF Suit Challenges ATF Reporting Requirement

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for America’s firearms industry, today filed a lawsuit challenging the legal authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) under the Gun Control Act to compel 8,500 federally licensed firearms retailers in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas to report the sale of two […]



NSSF Warns Dealers to “Sweat the Details”

NSSF, in an ongoing effort to provide members of our industry with the information, knowledge and resources they need to comply with the law so they can maintain their federal firearms license, is please to announce the publication of “Sweat the Details.”  This brief resource explains to federal firearms licensees (FFLs) what a “willful violation” […]



8,000 Firearm Retailers Have Attended Seminars

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System recently concluded a national tour of their jointly sponsored Firearms Retailer Seminars. Venues for 2010 were El Paso, Tex.; Anaheim, Calif.; Harrisburg, Penn., Marietta, Georgia; and St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minn. The seminars are designed to […]