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5 BIG Reasons Why You Need to Attend the 2018 Industry Summit

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 09:14

NSSF’s upcoming 2017 Industry Summit, set for June 5-7 in Austin, Texas, is geared toward leaders from all segments of the firearms industry.

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NSSF Q&A: U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.)

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 08:25

Editor’s Note: We are pleased to post the latest of our occasional Q&A features with an elected official who supports hunting and the shooting sports. NSSF thanks U.S. Rep Rob Wittman for agreeing to talk with us. Who introduced you to hunting/the shooting sports and at what age? My Dad first introduced me to hunting. […]

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Categories: Gun News

Talking Turkey: Gun and Ammo Sales Add Up to Abundant Wildlife

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 07:08

 Wildlife populations, including turkey, are sustained by recreational shooters and hunters buying firearms and ammunition, licenses and tags. The tom was fired up. Just 25 yards away, he was pacing back and forth hammering away with gobbles. He had a couple of hens keeping him company, they too getting annoyed by the soft clucks coming […]

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Categories: Gun News

Americans Not Convinced Gun Control is a Top Priority

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:05

If the mainstream media headlines were to be believed, Americans overwhelmingly support gun control as a top priority to stop the violent misuse of firearms by criminals. Survey data reveals a reality that contradicts the media narrative. Just this week, a new Gallup poll showed that only 6 percent of Americans point to gun control […]

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NSSF’s Congressional Fly-In Producing Fast Results

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 06:37

There’s something to be said about old-fashioned legwork, firm handshakes and direct conversations with members of Congress. Just one week after more than 55 firearms and ammunition industry executives came together on Capitol Hill to meet with senators and representatives, the effort is paying off. The National Shooting Sports Foundation held its’ annual Congressional Fly-In […]

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Categories: Gun News

More Propaganda Disguised as Analysis

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:08

Like all modern “clickbait” scattered through “news” websites, a recent Wonkblog piece weaves a compelling narrative, but falls short on facts. A quick read of the piece suggests that recent increases in the U.S. homicide rate were somehow caused by increases in gun ownership. While author Christopher Ingram is careful not to explicitly state that, […]

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NSSF Honors U.S. Senator John Cornyn as 2017 Legislator of the Year

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 06:31

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation ® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, awarded Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) the 2017 Legislator of the Year at the organization’s annual dinner in Washington D.C., coinciding with the firearms industry’s annual Congressional Fly-In. “We salute Senator Cornyn […]

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Categories: Gun News

Firearms Industry Economic Impact Rises 169% Since 2008

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 09:50

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $51.4 billion in 2017, a 169 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to almost 310,000, an 87 percent increase in that period, according […]

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Categories: Gun News

Retired Supreme Court Justice Calls for Second Amendment Repeal

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 10:53

In the November 2016 election, gun-owning Americans turned out to tell the nation that their rights mattered. The election that prevented Hillary Clinton from entering the Oval Office also stopped her from packing the Supreme Court with justices who are hostile to the Second Amendment. That result did not stop retired Supreme Court Associate Justice […]

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Categories: Gun News

Congress: CDC Gun Studies That Never Stopped Can Continue

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 07:07

Tucked away in the 2,232 pages of the federal spending bill recently signed by President Donald Trump was a section that had gun control activists claiming they found the cure to the problem of gun violence. Funding for the Centers for Disease Control was increased and a phrase included that had opponents of gun rights […]

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NSSF Q&A: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas)

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:10

Editor’s Note: We are pleased to post the latest of our occasional Q&A features with an elected official who supports hunting and the shooting sports. NSSF thanks U.S. Senator John Cornyn for agreeing to talk with us. Who introduced you to hunting/the shooting sports and at what age? I started taking gun safety classes and […]

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NSSF Commends President, Congress on Gun and School Safety Laws

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:27

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, today commended President Donald Trump and Congress for signing into law the omnibus legislation containing Fix NICS and Stop School Violence provisions. Both legislative measures were called for by President Trump and supported by […]

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Categories: Gun News

The Latest Anti-Gun Idea: Create an American Gun Cartel

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 09:43

At the intersection of the academic and think tank worlds there is almost no complicated issue that can’t be solved with an outrageous proposal. A new idea from that quarter to solve the “gun problem” is to legally enable America’s firearms manufacturers to act as a “cartel.” Stunning. So, the problem to be solved is […]

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Vermont Action Alert

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:36

The Vermont General Assembly’s House Judiciary Committee this week considered state legislation that, among other things, could ban semi-automatic firearms and certain ammunition magazines as well as start a 10-day waiting period for the purchase of a firearm. Vermont is one of the five safest states in the nation…without unneeded gun control laws on the […]

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NSSF Praises U.S. House of Representatives Passage of STOP School Violence Act

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 14:11

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, praised today’s passage of H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act of 2018, introduced by U.S. Rep. John  Rutherford (R-Fla.). The legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives in an overwhelming bipartisan majority. Identically-titled […]

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Categories: Gun News

U.S. District Court Denies Mass. A. G. Healey’s Motion to Dismiss Suit against Overreaching ‘Enforcement Notice’

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:32

NEWTOWN, Conn. – A U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts judge has denied state Attorney General Maura Healey’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought by four federally-licensed Massachusetts firearms retailers and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, challenging the overreaching “Enforcement Notice” issued by […]

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Ask the Right Questions to Get the Right Answers

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 15:02

Legislative responses are pouring in to make America’s schools safer and prevent tragedies such as we’ve witnessed in Parkland, Fla., Sutherland Springs, Texas and Las Vegas. Some new laws have already enacted been in state capitals. Others are being proposed in Congress and being put forth by the White House. Before we apply answers, the […]

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Categories: Gun News

NSSF Supports President’s School Safety Plan Initiative

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:05

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, announces its support for President Donald Trump’s plan to help ensure children are kept safe and that firearms remain beyond the reach of prohibited individuals while respecting the rights of law-abiding firearms owners. “We […]

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Categories: Gun News

NSSF Fact Sheet on Age Discrimination Laws Now Available

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 07:56

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida, tragedy, a few federally licensed firearms retailers (FFLs) have adopted a corporate policy to refuse to sell certain products, e.g. long guns, modern sporting rifles, standard-sized magazines and ammunition, to otherwise eligible adult customers aged 18 to 20. NSSF respects the right of individual businesses to make their […]

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Categories: Gun News

Connecticut Gov. Malloy Sounds A Lot Like King George III

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 06:34

The Connecticut governor’s latest temper tantrum demonstrates why firearms owners don’t trust him when he calls for a national conversation. He only listens to himself. Gov. Dannel Malloy declared this week the NRA is a “terrorist organization.” The second most-hated governor (only New Jersey’s former Gov. Chris Christie edged him out for the top spot), […]

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