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Posts Tagged ‘NSSF’

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, […]



If Lead Ammo is Ultimately Outlawed in California, Are We to Believe that the Humane Society of the U.S. Will Suddenly Support Hunting?


The recent opinion piece in the San Diego Union Tribune, “Lead poisoning a threat to wildlife” by the head of a national animal rights organization was the latest ploy in a propaganda campaign forged by those seeking to end hunting and fishing in the United States. In this piece, Wayne Pacelle of the anti-hunting Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) conveniently omits […]



Traditional Ammunition Ban Bill Is a Bad Idea for California


California’s Assembly Bill 711 provides the latest crucible in the seemingly endless debate over traditional ammunition. The bill would ban traditional ammunition containing lead components for use in all hunting statewide. Organizations like the Humane Society U.S. claim that this bill is an attempt to protect the wildlife population from ingesting fragments of lead that […]



NSSF and USA Shooting Team Up To Promote Firearm Safety


NSSF and USA Shooting today announced the two organizations will begin working cooperatively to promote firearm safety in the home as part of the NSSF’s Project ChildSafe® “S.A.F.E. Summer” campaign. NSSF launched Project ChildSafe in 1998 (prior to 2003 the program was called Project HomeSafe) as a nationwide initiative to promote firearms responsibility and provide […]



Help to Make ‘Where To Shoot’ Better: Ask Your Local Range to Join NSSF’s Directory


Looking for a place to shoot? NSSF’s all-new Where To Shoot mobile app — available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices — helps you do just that. Right now, there are more than 10,000 ranges in our database, but we’d like to grow that even more. Don’t see a range listed that you know is […]



NSSF Offers Colleges $200,000 in Grants for Establishing New Collegiate Shooting Programs


NSSF invites public and private colleges to apply for a total of $200,000 in grants through its Collegiate Shooting Sports InitiativeSM (CSSISM). To encourage the development of new programs, NSSF this year will restrict the grants to colleges and universities seeking to establish brand new shooting clubs and teams, and also those seeking support for […]



Hunting Works for America Expands to Include Pennsylvania


Each year in November, like some of you, I travel back to my home state of Pennsylvania to spend a week in deer camp. It’s a tradition that my father taught me and his father taught him. It’s a week spent hunting, but just as importantly it’s a week spent with loved ones reconnecting and […]



A Gap in President Obama’s Memo


President Obama is making headlines today with a six-page memo outlining what other groups are doing to help address the serious mental illness challenges our country faces. One program missing on his list is the firearms and ammunition industry’s “FixNICS” campaign to keep firearms out of the hands of prohibited persons like the shooter in […]



New York Times (Once Again) Decides Gun Industry is Irresponsible; After a Trip through 10-Year-Old Deposition Records


Given they have a little patience and no deadline, it is not generally difficult for journalists to go in search of and then to find selective statements that tend to support their (or their editors’) predispositions. And there may be no better exercise in this regard than to dig through old deposition transcripts and to […]



NSSF Offers Assistance to Firearms Retailers and Shooting Ranges in Wake of Oklahoma and North Texas Tornadoes


NSSF has announced a disaster relief effort to help its members whose businesses were impacted by the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma and northern Texas. “We want our member companies to know that their trade association stands with them in these challenging times, and that this assistance is another benefit of membership,” said NSSF Senior Vice […]



NSSF Statement on Management of the SHOT Show


NSSF today announced that it has reached an agreement with Reed Exhibitions to terminate the agreement the parties had for the management of the SHOT Show. Accordingly, effective immediately, Reed Exhibitions will no longer be manager and producer of the SHOT Show. Reed Exhibitions provided excellent service to NSSF and the customers of the SHOT […]



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 […]



NSSF FFL Compliance Consultation Program Gets Results


“We just completed our first ATF inspection last week. We passed and were not told of anything for which we would be written up. In short, the site visit program WORKS.” Jackie Gengler Alaska Illusive Arms NSSF’s FFL Compliance Consultation Program is entering its second year of existence and already we are seeing the dramatic […]



GE Capital Exits Consumer Lending in Firearms; We Have Issues With the Reporting, But Free Markets Win


Companies decide to exit markets all the time, especially the so-called niche markets. They may leave because the market in question is not large enough to generate the returns they seek, is no longer part of their core business strategy or because the company does not have sufficient market share or simply decides to re-deploy […]



Orders for NSSF Safety Education Materials Top 1 Million in First Quarter of 2013


Demand for NSSF’s safety and education materials skyrocketed in the first quarter of 2013, with more than 1 million safety literature items and safety DVDs being ordered. Orders for NSSF’s popular educational brochure “Firearms Safety Depends on You” were up 114 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period last year. There were […]



View the April/May Edition of SHOT Business Magazine


The April-May edition of SHOT Business magazine is now available at its www.shotbusiness.com website or as a mobile-friendly digital magazine.  This month’s feature “SHOT Show 2013″ packs the four days of the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show into 14 brimming pages.



Sportsmen’s Activity Report: States Benefit from Economic Impact of Hunting


NSSF has released a major new report documenting the importance of hunting activities to the U.S. economy. The report, Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation, provides detailed information on 40-plus categories of U.S. hunting-related expenditures, which grew 55 percent, as well as state-by-state statistics for number of hunters, retail sales, taxes and jobs. […]



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 […]



Rybak Suffers Blowback


Earlier this month we warned about the effort by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak to extort gun control concessions from gun makers by manipulating municipal contracts to equip police officers. We noted that the rigorous process of selecting a service sidearm for any law enforcement agency is serious business, and that the Mayor’s effort to politicize […]



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 […]