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Posts Tagged ‘education’

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 […]



Biden Gets It Right (Finally)

Joe Biden doesn’t have the best track record as a go-to source for common sense when it comes to firearms. After all, the vice president advocated protecting one’s home by randomly firing a shotgun into the air, an act that is both dangerous and illegal. He was also tapped as the Obama administration point person to push a […]



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 […]



Fixing the Mental Health Care System Needs Priority

NSSF will Continue Focus on FixNICS as Our Industry’s Contribution Our nation’s mental health care system is broken. We have known this for many years. Inadequate community and hospital resources were made even more so by state spending cuts necessitated by the Great Recession, as the National Alliance on Mental Illness documented in a 2011 report.  State, […]



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 […]



NSSF’s Commitment to Firearm Safety

One of the questions I’m often asked in the course of the gun debate is, “Is there common ground and room for cooperation?” The answer I always give is “Absolutely,” because one thing all of us, especially gun owners, can agree on is the importance of firearm safety. As the leading organization to promote firearm […]



Orders for NSSF Safety Education Materials Top 1 Million in First Quarter of 2013

Demand for NSSF’s safety and education materials skyrocketed in the first quarter of 2013, with more than 1 million safety literature items and safety DVDs being ordered. Orders for NSSF’s popular educational brochure “Firearms Safety Depends on You” were up 114 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period last year. There were […]



White House Puts Politics Over Safety

President Obama delivered his gun control stump speech in his hometown of Chicago last Friday. He did not acknowledge that he was pressing for new restrictions in the town that makes owning a gun harder than anywhere else in the country, but is still wracked with astronomical levels of violence and killing. “We may not […]



‘Take a teen hunting, and we’ll all be better off’

A Newsday article about a youth spring turkey hunt on Long Island, N.Y., prompted a spirited debate in the letters-to-the-editor column. Under the heading of “Hunting is the wrong sport for teens” came charges that “with all the problems our nation has with teenage violence, drugs, drinking, bullying, etc., teaching [youth] to hunt is the […]