Following the recent tragedies in Charleston, Chattanooga and Lafayette, there has been considerable discussion in the media about how NICS works.
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It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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June 11, 2015 Comments Off on 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.
June 11, 2015 Comments Off on 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?
April 10, 2015 Comments Off on 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.
February 12, 2015 Comments Off on 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.
February 5, 2015 Comments Off on 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.
November 21, 2014 Comments Off on 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 […]
July 10, 2014 Comments Off on 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 […]
July 8, 2014 Comments Off on 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 […]
July 2, 2014 Comments Off on 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 […]
June 24, 2014 Comments Off on 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 […]
June 23, 2014 Comments Off on 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 […]
June 10, 2014 Comments Off on 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
April 23, 2014 Comments Off on 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 […]
March 27, 2014 Comments Off on We Wish We Never Knew Yee
The news stunned those who follow politics and government in California. The FBI is charging State Sen. Leland Yee with conspiracy to traffic in firearms and public corruption as part of a major investigation centered in San Francisco, the city he represents. Term limited from running again for what had been his safe state Senate […]
February 25, 2014 Comments Off on Sen. Murphy Likes the Firearms Industry Boogeyman
Thought Michael Bloomberg would be chastened after the disastrous 2013 Mayors Against Illegal Guns group had and the recent news nearly 50 mayors ditched MAIG because of its extreme positions? You don’t know Mike. Instead, MAIG was back at it recently, releasing a report on the number of school shootings since the Sandy Hook tragedy […]
December 18, 2013 Comments Off on 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 […]
December 10, 2013 Comments Off on NSSF Files Lawsuit Against Gun Control Ordinance
Firearms Industry Trade Association Files Lawsuit Against Sunnyvale, Calif. Gun-control Ordinance The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, has filed a lawsuit against the City of Sunnyvale, Calif. and the Sunnyvale City Council to prevent an ordinance passed in November from being enforced that is detrimental to responsible and law-abiding […]
October 15, 2013 Comments Off on Gov. Brown Signs Lead Ammo Ban; Vetoes Bill to Outlaw Rifles with Detachable Magazines
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed into law AB 711, a statewide ban on the use of traditional ammunition in hunting, the first such ban in the nation. NSSF and a coalition of hunting, sportsmen, gun-owners, labor organizations and law enforcement officials had urged him to veto this anti-hunting bill. Read the governor’s signing statement. […]
January 25, 2013 Comments Off on NSSF Intervenes in Lawsuit to Protect Rights of Hunters and Sportsmen
NSSF, as the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, has filed a motion to intervene to stop yet another frivolous lawsuit brought by fringe anti-hunting groups led by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Sierra Club to ban the use of traditional ammunition containing lead components. This time the CBD has […]