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Thinking About Opening a Firearms Retail Shop or Shooting Range? Start with a CMR


While many segments of the U.S. economy have lagged over the past few years, the firearms and ammunition industry continues to buck the trend and push forward with strong sales and broad customer interest. Many American entrepreneurs have identified this fact and have opened up new firearm retail shops or target shooting ranges. In fact, […]



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 […]



Orders for NSSF Safety Education Materials Skyrocket in 2013, Top 3.6 Million


Demand for the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s safety and education materials skyrocketed in 2013, with more than 3.6 million safety literature items and safety DVDs being ordered, an increase of 47 percent compared to 2012. Orders for NSSF’s popular educational brochure “Firearms Safety Depends on You” reached 2 million in 2013, while orders for another […]



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 […]



NSSF Target Shooting Activity Report: States Benefit from Economic Impact of Target Shooting


Read the Report View/Download as PDF Watch a message from NSSF President & CEO, Steve Sanetti View INFOGRAPHIC NSSF has released a major new report documenting the importance of target-shooting activities to the U.S. economy. The report, Target Shooting in America: Millions of Shooters, Billions of Dollars, was released today in conjunction with a press […]



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 Reaches 10,000 Member Milestone


The membership roll of the National Shooting Sports Foundation has topped 10,000 — an all-time high for the trade association of the firearms industry. The major milestone comes in advance of NSSF’s Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) in January, where the association usually adds significantly to its membership totals. NSSF members include manufacturers, […]



December 2013 Range Report Available Online


Last week, the December 2013 edition of The Range Report, NSSF’s E-magazine for shooting facilities, was posted at its website, www.rangereport.org. You’ll find features and departments aimed to help improve your range. Take a look: Market Your Range as a Destination By Carolee Anita Boyles From corporate meetings to weddings, your range can do more […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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, […]



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 […]