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It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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NSSF Hails Enactment of Priority Legislation

NSSF hailed Congressional passage of legislation that precludes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from asserting Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) authority over ammunition and its component parts.

Big City Police Chiefs Tell Citizens to Defend Themselves, but Deny Them the Guns with Which to Do So

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, the top cops of Washington, D.C. and New York City suggested that citizens should take action to defend themselves if faced with a similar attack.

Everytown Flunks “Engaged in the Business” 101

Everytown for Gun safety pushed out a paper this month calling for President Obama to redefine who is a firearms dealer by drastically changing what it means to be “engaged in the business.”

Why Hillary Clinton is Wrong on the Protection in Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

Hillary Clinton made the PLCAA an issue in the Democratic debate to score political points, but her claims about the law are blatantly false.

Thank You, U.S. Gun Culture

A recent study published in the journal Injury Prevention, is ridiculous on several levels.

Firearms Retailers Overwhelmingly Obey the Law; ‘Bad Apple’ Charges Are Not New and Still Rotten

After years of evidence that the vast majority of FFLs are law-abiding business owners that comply with a complex regulatory system the government has created, the anti-gun crowd is again arguing that there are “bad apple” retailers that must be legislated or sued out of existence.

Now More Voices Agree on the Need to Fix NICS

Following the recent tragedies in Charleston, Chattanooga and Lafayette, there has been considerable discussion in the media about how NICS works.

NSSF Supports Rep. Bishop’s ‘Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act,’ H.R. 2710

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, applauds the introduction yesterday of H.R. 2710, the Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act of 2015, by Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT), chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Biased Survey Yields Biased Results

Remember the December 2014 Pew Research Center poll that showed a majority of Americans believe that it is more important to protect the right to own firearms than to control gun ownership?

INFOGRAPHIC: Ammunition Under Attack

The California Fish and Game Commission on April 9 adopted regulations to implement the law that will ban the use of traditional lead-component ammunition for all hunting in the state by July 1, 2019. The implementation will involve multiple phases, beginning with the 2015 hunting season.

Smart Gun Owners Trump ‘Smart Guns’

Although the goal of the recent Seattle International Smart Gun Symposium was to take a “neutral stance on the issue and to provide an open forum for experts to make their case, pro or con,” to us, the deck appeared stacked.

U.S. Sens. Murkowski, Heinrich Introduce New Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015

The NSSF is pleased to note that U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) have introduced the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015.

Anti-gun Group Plans to Waste Money Again in 2016 Elections

The gun control Super PAC, Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), run by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords,  spent almost $11 million on this year’s mid-term elections with very little to show for it. The group expended over $2 million – more than they spent on any other race – to protect Giffords’ former Congressional seat, which […]

NSSF Statement Regarding the Bipartisan Sportmen’s Act

NSSF today issued this statement regarding the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, S. 2363, that earlier today, failed to garner the  60 votes needed to move towards final passage: NSSF understands why pro-sportsmen members from both sides of the aisle wanted an opportunity to vote on amendments unique to their respective states. That said, it is disheartening to see […]

Senate Votes to Move Ahead with Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act

On Monday evening, the United States Senate voted by an overwhelming 82-12 margin to move ahead with consideration of S. 2363, the Bipartisan Sportsmen Act of 2014. We can expect Senators this week to begin debating the most important package of pro-sportsmen’s legislation in a generation. Monday’s vote was just the first. We can expect […]

Call and Urge Your Senators to Co-sponsor the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act

The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, S. 2363, is the most important package of measures for the benefit of sportsmen in a generation and 45 Senators are already co-sponsors. If yours are, thank them for their leadership. If they are not, as a firearm owner, hunter, target shooter or outdoor trade business owner, call or send emails and urge them to […]

Hillary Clinton Sees “Terrorizing” Ideas in Gun Owners’ Convictions

Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably know that Hillary Clinton has been relentlessly promoting her new book that chronicles her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State. Despite her claims to the contrary, she is using her book as a platform and its tour as a shadow campaign for her 2016 presidential run.  A New York […]

Colorado Governor Hickenlooper Admits to Regrets over Anti-gun Legislation

A little over a year ago, Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado signed into law a host of gun control legislation. The most controversial of the laws outlawed the sale of magazines of more than ten rounds capacity.  However, just last week, the Democratic Governor said that he regretted signing that legislation, among other admissions. Speaking to a gathering of sheriffs from […]

Conn. Governor Malloy and his Gun Politics

I guess that Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy must have missed us. And by “missed us”, I mean he missed making up stuff about us or either pretending he doesn’t know much about the firearms industry that has such a significant presence in his state or is so uneducated about federal and state law that it […]

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 […]