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It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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Posts Tagged ‘ATF’

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 […]

Retailer Education Seminars Starting Soon

Despite the record snowfalls in the areas surrounding NSSF’s offices in Newtown, Connecticut, the calendar does tell us spring is just a few short weeks away. That means NSSF will be kicking off the first of a dozen Retailer Education Seminars around the country. These invaluable compliance-oriented sessions provide retailers and range owners across the […]

Responsible Persons

When our NSSF ATF compliance consultants visit retailers, they always need to know who the “responsible person/s” of record is/are.

“Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” is a Tool Box for Retailers, Not a Hammer to be Used Against Them

We will not be silent if we see the efforts of an anti-gun organization to make the “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” appear to be something it could never be.

Personal Firearms and Your FFL Business Site

One question frequently asked by retailers is how to account for firearms on their premises that are personally owned and not for sale.

Import/Export Conference Helps Firearms Industry Members Stay Informed of Law, Regulatory Issues

The 13th Annual Firearms Import/Export Conference is under way with a comprehensive agenda designed to help ensure that members of the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry stay informed of and in compliance with the extensive federal laws and regulations governing the import and export of their products. The two-day conference is a joint […]

ATF Extends Timeframe to Comply with Ruling 2013-5

The following is a special advisory issued today by ATF: On Dec. 17, 2013, ATF issued Ruling 2013-5. It enables federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to maintain their firearms acquisition and disposition records electronically and gave FFLs until June 15, 2014 to comply with the requirements. It has come to ATF’s attention a number of FFLs […]

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 […]