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Posts Tagged ‘hunting’

Firearms Industry Economic Impact Nearly Doubles in Five Years

The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $37.7 billion in 2013, a 97 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from more than 166,000 to more than 245,000, a 48 percent increase in that five-year period, according […]



INFOGRAPHIC: How Wildlife is Thriving Because of Guns & Hunting

Since the late 1930s, hunters, target shooters and the firearms industry have been the nation’s largest contributors to conservation, paying for programs that benefit America’s wildlife and all who love the outdoors. In fact, the U.S. Department of Interior just announced that firearms and ammunition manufacturers contributed a record $760.9 million in excise taxes in […]



U.S. Rep. Latta Introduces New Sportsmen’s Act

NSSF notes that Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Co-Chair Bob Latta (R-Ohio) has introduced HR 3590, a new bipartisan version of the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2013. Earlier this year, Latta and CSC Co-Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), joined by Vice-Chairs, U.S. Reps. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) and Tim Walz (D-Minn.), introduced the SHARE Act […]



Improve Your Long-range Hunting and Shooting Skills with NSSF’s Latest Series of Rifle Tips

From the expert training staff at Storm Mountain Training Center in Elk Garden, W.Va., NSSF brings you a trio of long range rifle tips that will help you and a friend connect with more targets both at the shooting range and afield. The first tip in the series, “Trace,” will help you become a more […]



INFOGRAPHIC: Venison Donations Provide 11 Million Meals to Less Fortunate

When you’re passing the turkey and stuffing around the Thanksgiving dinner table, here’s a story to tell — one that would not be possible without the thoughtfulness and generosity of hunters. A new infographic from NSSF shows that 11 million meals are provided annually to the less fortunate through donations of venison by hunters. Nearly […]



Coalition Proposes Action to End Impasse over ‘Sporting Purposes’ Exemption for Non-Lead Ammunition

A coalition of organizations led by NSSF, representing millions of sportsmen and women, requested that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder of the Justice Department, through ATF, finalize and start implementing the necessary “sporting purposes” exemption to the definition of armor-piercing ammunition established by the Gun Control Act of 1968. Since California Gov. Jerry Brown recently […]



You Can’t Use Lead Ammo; You Can Use Copper Ammo, You Just Can’t Mine It

Environmental groups have been telling American hunters that we must not be allowed the use of traditional ammunition with lead components.  Despite a complete and total lack of scientific evidence to support their claims, the California legislature recently embraced their worldview with the enactment of AB 711, which bans the use of traditional ammunition in hunting statewide. The groups supporting […]



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. […]



INFOGRAPHIC: Hunting in America. Big Bucks, Big Impact on the Economy

Hunting has a huge impact on the American economy. This infographic provides a look at just how big that impact is.



Pennsylvania Mentored Hunting Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

A bill that would expand the popular Mentored Youth Hunting program in Pennsylvania to allow adult participation recently passed the legislature and is awaiting approval of Gov. Tom Corbett. The bill, Senate Bill 623, introduced by Sens. Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) and Wayne Fontana (D-Pittsburgh), allows those ages 12 and older to try hunting under the […]