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Oregon Bucks Trends and Grew 2016 Hunter Ranks


Oregon’s woods and wetlands saw a bit more hunter traffic in 2016. Much of the increase came from a welcome reclassification in the way the state sells youth licenses by combining hunting and fishing licenses.



Suppressors: Doctors’ Prescription to Prevent Hearing Loss from Gunfire


Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership just published a white paper saying suppressors are the best medicine to prevent hearing loss from the sound of gunfire.



Tennessee State Lawmakers Meet NSSF Members


NSSF members met with more than 40 Tennessee state legislators at a reception in Nashville Wednesday and were reassured that the Volunteer State is open for business with the firearms industry.



U.S. Sen. John Cornyn Introduces NSSF-Backed National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill


Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (S.446) would compel states to recognize concealed carry permits issued from other states that have concealed carry laws within their own borders - much in the same way a driver's license is recognized. The bill aims to eliminate the confusion of varying state-by-state laws and provide protection for Second Amendment rights for permit holders.



Memo to Gov. Hickenlooper: Help Colorado Economy by Reversing Some Gun-Control Policies


Colorado could benefit by scrapping the gun control policies that have already cost the state millions of dollars in revenue.



Zinke ‘Unapologetic’ Fan of Teddy Roosevelt


Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, stating he was an “unapologetic admirer of Teddy Roosevelt,” and was committed to ensuring hunting access to public lands.



Poll Shows Three-Quarters of Law Enforcement Officers Support Gun Rights


A recent Pew Research Center survey found that law enforcement officers overwhelmingly say it is more important to protect the rights of Americans to own guns than it is to control gun ownership. By a margin of 3-1, officers supported rights over gun control (74 percent to 25 percent).



Sen. Sessions Stands Strong on Guns During Confirmation Hearing


U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) took a firm position on Capitol Hill during two days of confirmation testimony for his nomination to be the next attorney general of the Unites Stated. The National Shooting Sports Foundation urged Sessions confirmation due to his commitment to gun ownership rights, respect for the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act and vow to enforce the gun laws already on the books.



NSSF Praises Sen. Mike Crapo’s Introduction of the Hearing Protection Act of 2017


The National Shooting Sports Foundation praised Sen. Mike Crapo's (R-Idaho) introduction of the Hearing Protection Act of 2017 (S. 59).



NSSF Backs Sessions for Attorney General


The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition and related industries, today expressed its strong support for the nomination of U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama as the 84th Attorney General of the United States.



While Media Chase “Fear” Narrative; Americans Make their Own Decisions on Buying Firearms


Media outlets are now taking a look at the demographics of those choosing to legally purchase firearms and are seeing for the first time the trends that have been evident for years now.



California Appellate Court Reverses Dismissal of NSSF, SAAMI Suit to Block Enforcement of Microstamping Law


A California Appellate Court has reversed the Fresno Superior Court's dismissal of the NSSF and SAAMI lawsuit seeking an injunction to block enforcement of the state's ammunition microstamping law.



Support for ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban at Record Low, Yet One Candidate Continues to Call for One


A new Gallup poll shows that support for a ban on so-called “assault weapons” just hit a record low of 36 percent, with a clear majority (61 percent) of Americans opposing an outright ban -- the highest percent of opposition ever recorded.



Hillary Clinton Reinterprets Heller Case in Last Debate


During the last Presidential Debate of the 2016 Election season, Hillary Clinton was asked by moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News to explain her statement from a year ago that "The Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment." Specifically, Wallace asked her to explain her problem with the reasoning of landmark Heller decision.



NSSF Praises Bipartisan Introduction of Export Control Reform Act in House; Companion Bill in Senate


NSSF praised the bipartisan introduction of the Export Control Reform Act of 2016 in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 6176, as well as the companion Senate bill, S. 3405, and called on Congress to pass this sensible pro-business and trade-enhancing legislation.



What you Find When You Unpack Mrs. Clinton’s ‘Basket’


We believe Mrs. Clinton would gladly place "gun owners" into her "basket of deplorables."



Hillary Clinton Wrongly Blames (a Few) Gun Stores


Facts are not stopping Hillary Clinton from misrepresentation and vilification in pursuit of her gun-control agenda and playing to her political base.



More Women are Buying Guns or “Who are You Going to Believe …”


After we finally stopped laughing at the headline and the prose that followed, we decided that a response was warranted to “The Myth of the Rise in Female Gun Ownership.”



How Bad Are Guns? As Bad as Tobacco, According to the Violence Policy Center


Sugarmann is lead author of his organization’s latest propaganda exercise called “Start Them Young,” covered recently by the New York Times and which is an assault on the firearms industry, to be sure.



Sweepstakes & Contests — A Jackpot for Your Business or One of Potential Risk?


Running a sweepstakes or contest is not without its risks. Among these risks is that your promotion, which you may have spent months planning, is found to violate federal and/or state lottery laws.