Taurus Contributes $50,000 to NSSF’s Critical #GUNVOTE Voter Education Campaign
NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that Taurus has joined #GUNVOTE’s Ambassador Club, contributing $50,000 in support of the association’s critical voter registration and education campaign.
Taurus’ history reaches back to 1941 and its forefather, Brazillian company Forjas Taurus—Taurus Forge. A maker of revolvers and semi-auto pistols and accessories, Taurus built its reputation on producing high-quality, ultra-reliable firearms that remained affordable to the general public. Today it manufacturers dozens of handguns, many of which have been undeniable hits with the consumer market, including the Raging Bull in .44 Magnum and .454 Casull, the Judge series of .45 Colt/.410-bore revolvers, the TCP family of slim-line concealed carry pistols and the all-new Curve .380, which features a built-in holster-free belt clip and built-in LED lights and laser.
“Taurus is a name always prominent on the list of supporters when it comes to defending our Second Amendment rights,” said Lawrence Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “We are grateful to receive its contribution to the #GUNVOTE campaign and to know that this company can be counted on to help us in an election year that poses such threat to our livelihood and rights.”
“As these elections come down to the wire, it is essential that this country’s millions of firearms owners know which candidates running for office are fighting for their rights and which are doing all they can to undermine them,” said Anthony Acitelli, Taurus CEO. “#GUNVOTE is a the one place that has that information, and Taurus is happy to support this campaign and encourage everyone to get out the #GUNVOTE on election day.”
NSSF’s #GUNVOTE is a voter registration and education campaign platform for use by firearms industry manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, range and media members, as well as the pro-Second Amendment consumer. #GUNVOTE—gunvote.org—provides vital information on the hundreds of pro-gun and anti-gun candidates up for election in 2016, as well links to polling places and voter registration, election news, voter education video resources and more. Industry members are strongly encouraged to download the #GUNVOTE button for their websites and social media use and order #GUNVOTE decals for distribution to family, friends and customers.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 13,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit www.nssf.org.