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Posts Tagged ‘National Shooting Sports Foundation’

Comedian Bill Engvall to Perform at SHOT Show State of the Industry Dinner


He's a hunter. He's a target shooter. He's one of the top comedians in America today — and among the busiest. NSSF is pleased to announce that comedian Bill Engvall will perform at the SHOT Show's annual State of the Industry Dinner, set for Jan. 20, the first evening of the show in Las Vegas.



NSSF’s Project ChildSafe Takes Second Annual S.A.F.E Summer into Communities Nationwide


Project ChildSafe, in partnership with NSSF, announces the second annual S.A.F.E Summer campaign, a part of Project ChildSafe’s ongoing program to emphasize the importance of responsible firearm storage — particularly while children are home from school and more likely to be unattended. Each month, Project ChildSafe will recognize and spotlight local leaders nationwide who are […]



NSSF Issues Report on Combined Spending by Hunters and Target Shooters


National Shooting Sports Foundation’s “Hunting in America” and “Target Shooting in America” reports reveal the broad impact that spending by hunters and target shooters have on America’s economy. Now, responding to demand for a combined report, NSSF has issued “Economic Impact of Hunting and Target Shooting in America,” showing, among other significant statistics, that spending […]



$100,000 in Grants Available to Colleges


NSSF is making a total of $100,000 in grants available to public and private colleges for start-ups of new target-shooting clubs and teams. Watch a brief video about the Collegiate Shooting Sports Initiative The grants are provided through NSSF’s Collegiate Shooting Sports Initiative, which has assisted more than 75 schools with building competitive and recreational shooting […]



Registration Opens for NSSF Industry Summit June 9-11


Many programs that have helped increase participation in target shooting and hunting in the past 18 years can trace their roots to NSSF Industry Summits. That’s not surprising given the creativity and expertise of industry leaders who attend these gatherings every two to three years. The latest edition of the NSSF Industry Summit is slated […]



SHOT Show Attendance Soars to New Record


Attracting industry professionals from the United States and more than 100 other countries, the SHOT Show shattered attendance records this week, giving industry professionals good reason to believe that 2014 will be another strong year for sales of firearms, ammunition, outdoor gear and law enforcement equipment. The 36th SHOT Show ran Jan. 14 to 17 at […]



Of a Judge’s Ruling, Police Chief’s Words and Professor’s Research: Developments of Note in the First Days of 2014


In the first full week of 2014 we are seeing some very interesting developments involving the Second Amendment rights of American citizens and the firearms industry that strives to serve them. First, from Chicago on Monday came the ruling from Judge Edmond E. Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northeastern District of Illinois […]



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 […]



Daniel Defense Scores against the NFL, without Even Taking the Field


It would have been interesting to see if the television ad that Daniel Defense wanted to run during the 2014 Super Bowl would have caused the hubbub in elite liberal circles that the National Football League clearly feared it would. It may well have, but we’ll never know, for sure, since the NFL decided that […]



America’s Love of Technology Meets Firearms in an Imperfect Union


“America may love apple pie and baseball, but technology would arguably rank a close third in our national affections,” wrote the editor of the RealClear Technology website. Many of us would agree. And because we live in a country, where thousands of people camp out overnight to buy the latest version of the iPhone, we […]



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 […]



Let’s Get the Facts Right and Concentrate on Criminals Who Use Guns


Last week in our headquarters state’s largest newspaper, Ron Pinciaro, the leader of the anti-gun group Connecticut Against Gun Violence, authored an op-ed, “Stop In-State Gun Trafficking to Criminals,” Although the space that the Hartford Courant allowed us was short, we did respond to the inaccurate and misleading essay. Here’s what we would have said […]



Hundreds Take Their ‘First Shots’ in Atlanta Metro Area


Casey Retterer, the director of training at Sandy Springs Gun Club and Range, summed it up best this past weekend: “There are a lot of barriers for people to learn about firearms. It can be intimidating, it can be overwhelming. This is a huge opportunity for us to educate the community about what firearms are […]



Attention America: The New York Times Knows What You Should Know and You Need Know No More


The New York Times’ recent 6,000-word major opus, “Children and Guns: The Hidden Toll,” is the latest installment in the paper’s self-described series on “the gun industry’s influence and the wide availability of firearms in America.” In this article, it took the authors 75 paragraphs before they acknowledged that federal statistics, in fact, show a dramatic […]



60 Minutes Tackles Mental Health in America


In the aftermath of the tragic acts of mass violence in Aurora, Colo. and Newtown, Conn., America went in search for answers. Why did these things happen, and what could be done to prevent them from happening again? Sadly, anti-gun groups have used these tragedies to advance their political agenda, ignoring the fact that the […]



Fixing the Mental Health Care System Needs Priority


NSSF will Continue Focus on FixNICS as Our Industry’s Contribution Our nation’s mental health care system is broken. We have known this for many years. Inadequate community and hospital resources were made even more so by state spending cuts necessitated by the Great Recession, as the National Alliance on Mental Illness documented in a 2011 report.  State, […]



An Intended Insult to NRA, But A Mission Statement for NSSF


In an op-ed published in the Houston Chronicle during the NRA convention, gun-control proponent Mark Kelly critiqued the NRA in advance of its annual convention in Houston. Kelly appears to be working to become the most prominent national spokesman for gun control, and his rhetoric ramped up considerably in the wake of the Senate votes […]



Thousands of Jobs at Stake in Gun Control Debate


More and more media outlets are beginning to take notice of the economic implications of the gun control debate. One direct result of the increase in sales of guns and ammunition is the increase in excise taxes collected to fund wildlife conservation. This article from the Outdoor Channel predicts a 15 percent increase in federal conservation grants […]



NSSF Issues Statement on Conn. Governor’s Gun Control Proposal


NSSF issued the following statement today: As the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry with a sizeable economic presence and workforce in Connecticut, we at the NSSF and our members based in the state will review Gov. Malloy’s proposals in detail. We certainly hope to have the opportunity to engage with him in […]



“Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” Straw Purchase Awareness Store of the Year


At the 2013 SHOT Show University, Glenn Duncan, owner of Duncan’s Outdoor Shop in Bay City, Mich., was presented NSSF’s “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” Straw Purchase Awareness Store of the Year award. The award is given to the firearms retailer who puts forth an exemplary effort to educate and enforce straw purchase awareness […]