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Posts Tagged ‘background checks’

Gun Control Database Misses the Forest for the Trees


A recent piece in Newsweek sounds the alarm on firearm fatalities, while failing to note they are at historic lows, to tout a new database of gun control policies and the lessons it offers for states.



NSSF Confirms Streamlining of Minnesota Carry Permit Holder Firearms Purchases


The National Shooting Sports Foundation has verified with the ATF that Minnesota handgun carry permit holders will be able to use those permits in place of background checks to buy firearms.



Great Reasons to Conduct Pre-Employment Background Checks


As an FFL, employee background checks can be considered an essential component of your store’s overall security planning. Even the most basic checks will likely provide the big red flags that can tip you off to a potentially dangerous hire, and with today’s internet-based providers, the cost of performing these checks is now often quite […]



NSSF Statement Opposing S.Amdt.4814 (Collins Amendment)


Members of the firearms industry, like all Americans, do not want to see terrorists obtain firearms, especially from federally licensed firearms retailers. We condemn acts of terrorism wherever they occur, especially if they involve the misuse of firearm, and we extend sympathies to the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack. We appreciate the sincere and genuine effort by members of the U.S. Senate to try and pass legislation to address this important issue.



When Elitist Media Mislead


News personality Katie Couric’s documentary “Under the Gun” for the Epix channel has come under some withering fire for its creative editing of an interview.



Voters Do Not Support Lawsuits Against Firearms Manufacturers, Retailers for Gun Crime, Poll Finds


Seven of 10 American voters do not support allowing crime victims to sue firearm manufacturers and retailers, and instead back the defense that the PLCAA provides.



Voters Do Not Support Lawsuits Against Firearms Manufacturers, Retailers for Gun Crime, Poll Finds


Seven of 10 American voters do not support allowing crime victims to sue firearm manufacturers and retailers when firearms they made or sold lawfully after background checks are used illegally in crime.



Employee Background Checks — Yes, You Should


How can you determine if the members of a store team are prohibited from being in active or constructive possession of firearms? An employee background check program!



Hot Off the Presses — NSSF’s 2015-2016 Industry Reference Guide


The NSSF is pleased to announce that it has updated, compiled and recently released the 10th edition of its flagship research publication, the Industry Reference Guide.



NSSF Statement Regarding “Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communities Safer”


We all share the goal of reducing the intentional misuse of guns and enhancing the safety of our communities. As the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) will carefully review all aspects of the executive actions that President Obama announced.



The New York Times Anti-Gun Crusade Kicks it Up a Notch


It should come as news to no one that the New York Times editorial board and newsroom has been on an institutional mission to impose more gun control new restrictions and infringe on Americans’ Second Amendment rights.



2016 SHOT Show Retailer Seminars — Don’t Miss the NICS Town Hall Meeting!


With the New NICS E-Check 2.0 now set to debut in January, NSSF is encouraging all retailers to attend the 2016 SHOT Show Retail Seminar entitled “FBI/NICS Retailer Town Hall Meeting.”



Gun Control Groups Push for Redefining Reality


According to news reports, the Obama Administration is considering redefining a key term that would impact the firearms industry and law abiding gun owners.



SHOT Show Retailer Seminars 2016 — How to Be an FFL Super Star


Are you a firearms retailer looking for a gold star and perfect compliance during your next ATF inspection? We encourage you to attend the Retailer Seminar “NICS Super FFL!”



Breaking News: Criminals Break the Law to Get Guns


For all of the policy demands put forward by the gun control crowd, a new study conducted by one of their own confirms what other studies have found - criminals get their firearms illegally.



As We’ve Been Saying, Let’s Continue to FixNICS


Effective background checks on prospective firearm purchasers depend on the submission of complete, accurate information in the NICS database, and adequate training of those responsible for entering data.



Assisting Customers Who Have Been Denied/Delayed by NICS


The FBI and ATF have informed NSSF that both agencies have been realizing a higher-than-normal volume of calls by consumers who have received denials or extensive delays from the NICS system.



Colorado Experience Invalidates Big Private Transfer ‘Loophole’ Myth


We have long known that the argument of gun control activists that 40 percent of gun sales in this country occur without a background check was bogus. Even the Washington Post zinged President Obama in 2013 for his frequent use of that ersatz stat, awarding three of four possible Pinocchio’s in a rating category that […]



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 […]



60 Minutes Tackles Mental Health in America


In the aftermath of the tragic acts of mass violence in Aurora, Colo. and Newtown, Conn., America went in search for answers. Why did these things happen, and what could be done to prevent them from happening again? Sadly, anti-gun groups have used these tragedies to advance their political agenda, ignoring the fact that the […]