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Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
NSSF is the trade association for America's firearms industry.
It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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Posts Tagged ‘mexico’

The Mexican Gun Control Model


Rather than focusing on the real problems Mexico faces with gang violence, criminal activity and law enforcement, the anti-gun website “The Trace,” recently blamed U.S. firearms retailers for the region’s struggles. Far from being news (or accurate), we hear time and time again that a significant percentage of the firearms misused by the drug cartels […]



Gun Laws in Some U.S. Cities More Similar to Highly-Restrictive Mexico than to the Rest of America


The Second Amendment, as affirmed by the Heller and McDonald cases, protects the right of American citizens to possess guns regardless of geographic boundaries within the U.S., yet cities like Washington, D.C. and Chicago make gun ownership very difficult. Seeing how these cities have violent crime rates higher than other U.S. cities, you would think they would make it […]



The Shrinking ‘Vast Majority’: NSSF Responds to ATF Mexican Trace Report


ATF yesterday released a report on firearms submitted by the government of Mexico for tracing since 2007. One screaming headline referred to the “Vast Majority of Mexican Crime Guns Originate in U.S. New ATF Trace Data Reveals.”  If you have been following the issue of Mexican gun traces on this blog, you will realize the truth […]



NSSF Responds to Op-Ed on Mexico


Andres Oppenheimer, as guest columnist and author of “U.S. gun lobby could help stop Mexico’s violence,” in the April 20 edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, in his opening sentences and paragraphs equates the NRA and other U.S. gun owners’ rights organizations with two of the most infamous drug cartels. In so doing, Oppenheimer has […]



Second Amendment Not Responsible for Mexico’s Gun Violence


During his recent visit to the White House, Mexico President Felipe Calderon renewed his call for a U.S. assault weapons ban as a solution to the drug cartel-caused violence that plagues his country. He also claimed, according to columnist Bill Press, that violence levels are directly related to the number of guns in circulation. Both […]



Report Shatters Myth of Mexico’s Gun Supply


A new report calls “The 90 Percent Myth,” which refers to the number of illegal guns in Mexico coming from the United States, “more political rhetoric than empirical fact.” We couldn’t agree more. NSSF has been trying to stamp out “The 90 Percent Myth” ever since ATF misstated the number in testimony at a congressional […]