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Posts Tagged ‘government relations’

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-SocialMediaSquare 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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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. […]



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 […]



The Only Poll That Matters – Election Day


As the election season comes to a close and the television commercials, political mailings, and radio advertisements reach a fevered crescendo, the pundits are studying poll results that seem to shift by the hour. But in the end there is only one poll that truly matters, and that is Election Day itself. It is your […]



#gunvote: More guns, still less crime


According to the most recent crime data released by the FBI for 2011, violent crime is down for the fifth straight year. When one drills down into the data, the long-term trend is astounding: Violent crime has fallen 65 percent since 1993. While there are many factors in the mix, it is incontrovertible that firearms […]



#gunvote: Now He Tells Us!


Recently on the campaign trail in Iowa, the president told his audience: “Trust matters. Iowa, you know me. I say what I mean and mean what I say. You could take a videotape of the things I say, (from) 10 years ago, 12 years ago, and you’d say this is the same guy.” Since he […]



Memo to Ammo Makers from the CBD: Oppose the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (Wait, what?)


It is an Alice in Wonderland through the looking glass moment we could not have predicted. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), which is leading the effort to force the federal Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) to ban traditional ammunition, has been contacting ammunition manufacturers by email asking them to oppose the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 […]



#gunvote: Back to the Future?


During the second presidential debate, President Obama stated in a clear answer to a questioner that “…what I’m trying to do is to get a broader conversation about how do we reduce the violence generally. Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced. But part of it is also […]