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NSSF Praises Texas Reps. Cuellar, Culberson for Fix NICS Legislation

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:16

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, praised U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) and John Culberson (R-Texas) for their leadership on introducing the bipartisan H.R. 4434, the Fix NICS Act of 2017 into the House of Representatives. The legislation is a companion […]

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Categories: Gun News

Giving a Firearm as a Gift? Some Reminders from NSSF

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 07:50

The holidays are just around the corner. As hunters, shooters, collectors or just plain plinkers, it’s a natural instinct to want to share our enjoyment of firearms with others.

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Categories: Gun News

NSSF Commends U.S. Sen. Cornyn for Fix NICS Legislation

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:42

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, praised U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) for his leadership on introducing the bipartisan S. 2135, the Fix NICS Act. The legislation drew support from both Republican and Democrat co-sponsors. “We commend Sen. Cornyn for his […]

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Categories: Gun News

NSSF on CNN Headline News: FixNICS | Gun Background Checks

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:26

America’s firearms retailers are on the front line of preventing firearms from getting into the hands of those who should not have them. The system is only as good as the records in the database. Appearing on CNN Headline News Network’s S.E. Cupp Unfiltered last night, NSSF’s Larry Keane discussed our industry’s FixNICS initiative and […]

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Categories: Gun News

California Eases Up on Gun Crimes, While Restricting Gun Rights

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:00

California’s Gov. Jerry Brown wants everyone to know he’s tough on guns. But crimes with guns? Not so much. Gov. Brown signed into law a bill that removed mandatory minimum sentences for criminals who use guns in their crimes. It came on the heels of him signing into law new requirements for firearms retailers to […]

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Categories: Gun News

NSSF Issues Statement on Chicago Gun Trace Report

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 08:06

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, today issued the following statement. Gun Trace Report 2017 issued at the direction of the Chicago Mayor’s Office outlines a comprehensive public safety strategy, certain elements of which the firearms industry would endorse including increasing the number of […]

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NSSF Q&A: U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.)

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 08:34

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 Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) for agreeing to talk with us. Who introduced you to hunting/the shooting sports and at what age? My dad, Don Rounds, and John and […]

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Categories: Gun News

Government Report Supports Project ChildSafe Effectiveness

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 08:20

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has confirmed what we know to be true. The distribution of free gun locks helps to increase the use of safe storage practices. Having doctors talk to parents about safe storage and firearms in the homes does not change the parents’ behavior. In the words of the GAO […]

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Categories: Gun News

New Name, Same Song for Rebranded Gun Control Group

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:23

New name. New logo. New branding. But sadly, it’s the same old tired song. Americans for Responsible Solutions, the anti-gun group founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, former astronaut and retired Navy aviator Capt. Mark Kelly, is getting a new moniker. Drum roll, please… presenting: Giffords. That’s about all that’s new. […]

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Categories: Gun News

They Didn’t Work Then and They Won’t Work Now: The Old Gun Control Ideas are Back

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:44

There are simply no words to put into context the tragedy in Las Vegas. The murder and wounding of concertgoers defies rational thought. It was criminal, purely evil and entirely not representative of the community of law-abiding firearms owners. This hasn’t slowed anti-gun politicians driving a narrative and agenda to demonize those who make and […]

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Categories: Gun News

Study Finds One Sick Raven, Extrapolates to Entire California Condor Population

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 13:24

A recent study is making headlines by continuing to beat the drum against traditional ammunition, arguing that the fate of the California condor is at stake. It’s scientific “evidence:” one raven with high blood lead levels. Rather than conducting a study of the California Condor, researchers published a study of the blood lead levels of […]

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Categories: Gun News

NSSF Q&A: U.S. Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas)

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:26

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 Congressman Gene Green (D-Texas, 29th) for agreeing to talk with us. Who introduced you to hunting/the shooting sports and at what age? When I began dating Helen, my […]

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Categories: Gun News

Gun Buybacks: Ineffective Wastes of Tax Dollars

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 14:35

As we have said here before, gun buyback programs don’t reduce crime. Amazingly, gun control groups continue to call for these programs, and communities keep running them, despite a complete lack of evidence that they are effective. Let’s consider what we do know. While no peer-reviewed research proves buybacks prevent or reduce violent crime, there […]

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Categories: Gun News

NSSF Commends U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2017

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:00

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) today is commending U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) introduction of S.1854, the Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2017, which will strengthen the criminal penalties for thefts of firearms from retailers and impose mandatory minimum sentences. “Thefts from federally licensed firearms retailers represent particularly brazen offenses […]

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Categories: Gun News

NSSF Statement on Export Control Reform

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:29

News that the Trump administration is moving forward on the Export Control Reform initiative NSSF has long been working to advance caught the attention of the financial news media this week. There were some predictable inaccuracies and lack of context. NSSF responded to that interest with the following statement: This initiative will improve our nation’s […]

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Categories: Gun News

Violence Rises No Thanks to Irrational Gun Ban

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:29

On July 20, 2016 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey exceeded her authority and unlawfully banned certain firearms that had been legal to sell and possess in the Commonwealth. Healey’s vague directive was an end-run around the legislature and NSSF has challenged her action in federal court. She argued this move was an “enforcement notice” that […]

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Categories: Gun News

Chicago Campaign Targets Illegal Gun Purchases

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:45

NSSF, ATF, U.S. Attorney, Area Law Enforcement Emphasize ‘Don’t Lie for the Other Guy’ CHICAGO — As part of an ongoing national effort to help prevent illegal “straw” purchases of firearms, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are reminding the public in the Chicago Chicagoland […]

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Categories: Gun News

Interior Sec. Zinke Signs Order to Expand Access to Public Lands for Sportsmen

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:16

NSSF praised Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke for his decisive leadership today in signing a secretarial order that will expand access to public lands and increase opportunities for hunting and outdoor recreation nationwide.

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Categories: Gun News

NSSF Commends U.S. Rep. Steve Russell’s Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2017

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 09:28

U.S. Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.) introduced the Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2017, which will strengthen the criminal penalties for thefts of firearms from retailers and impose mandatory minimum sentences.

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Categories: Gun News

Rolling Stone Gathers No Credibility

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:34

Rolling Stone has been proudly on the political low road to more gun control hitting its latest milestone just this week with “Congressional Baseball Shooting Looms Large over Gun-Silencer Hearing.”

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