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New Study Proves Statistical Acrobatics Can’t Hide Shoddy Methodology

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 10:04

A recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research is making the news for “proving” one of the most popular anti-gun fallacies out there: that more guns means more crime. Of course, a simple analysis demonstrates a downward trend in crime rates, even as the number of firearms on the market has increased […]

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Categories: Gun News

Gun Control Groups Shamelessly Use Healthcare Debate to Prescribe Gun Control

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 06:54

Bloomberg.com and others are covering a recent Brady Center report that attempts to make a connection between gun violence and the current health care reform debate under way in Congress. It is all too convenient for the professional gun control lobby to throw out figures about the health care costs of firearm incidents. What they […]

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Categories: Gun News

Of Eagles, Chicken Littles and Snipe Hunts

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 13:05
NSSF has been busy shooting down misinformation that’s been flying in news reporting that traditional ammunition is the leading threat to the recovery of the American bald eagle.
Categories: Gun News

Unpacking the Pew Research Center’s Latest Gun Survey

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 09:31
The findings of a Pew Research Center survey report titled America’s Complex Relationship with Guns shows it’s not time to step off the firing line, but to reload.
Categories: Gun News

NSSF Q&A: U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 09:00
NSSF's occasional Q&A's feature elected officials who support hunting and the shooting sports. NSSF thanks Sen. Heitkamp for agreeing to talk with us.
Categories: Gun News

NSSF Q&A: U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 03:32

NSSF's occasional Q&A's feature elected officials who support hunting and the shooting sports. NSSF thanks Sen. Heitkamp for agreeing to talk with us.

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Categories: Gun News

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Peruta Case

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:30
With Justices Thomas and Gorsuch dissenting, the U.S. Supreme Court announced today it would not grant review in the Peruta v. California case.
Categories: Gun News

New Study Compiles Worst Flaws of Anti-Gun Research

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:58
This report starts with the ridiculous premise that the criminal misuse of firearms is a public health issue, rather than a criminal justice issue. As we have explained here before, firearms are not a disease.
Categories: Gun News

Seattle’s Gun and Ammunition Tax Isn’t Working, as Violence Surges

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:18
Seattle’s City Council promised their citizens they would raise $500 million for efforts to study and counter violence within the city. So what has happened?
Categories: Gun News

NSSF’s 2017 Summit Ignites Industry Leaders with Powerful Messages

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 07:47
The 2017 NSSF Industry Summit is receiving high praise for the impactful and engaging information it delivered to attendees to help them grow their businesses and participation in hunting and the shooting sports.
Categories: Gun News

Understanding NSSF-Adjusted NICS and the Underlying Reason Gun Sales Remain Strong

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:30
May was a record-breaking month for firearm background checks—the highest number of checks for that typically slower sales month ever processed through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
Categories: Gun News

The Mexican Gun Control Model

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:13
Rather than focusing on the real problems Mexico faces with gang violence, criminal activity and law enforcement, the anti-gun website “The Trace,” recently blamed U.S. firearms retailers for the region’s struggles. Far from being news (or accurate), we hear time and time again that a significant percentage of the firearms misused by the drug cartels […]
Categories: Gun News

NSSF Hosts Media Suppressor Demonstration [VIDEO]

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 08:51
NSSF last week hosted a suppressor demonstration at Elite Shooting Sports in Manassas, Virginia to provide news reporters and producers a chance to hear the truth about the hearing protection devices.
Categories: Gun News

NSSF and ATF Meet for Regulatory Reform Discussions

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 09:47
NSSF leadership met with leadership at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss regulatory reforms.
Categories: Gun News

Gun Control Database Misses the Forest for the Trees

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:30
A recent piece in Newsweek sounds the alarm on firearm fatalities, while failing to note they are at historic lows, to tout a new database of gun control policies and the lessons it offers for states.
Categories: Gun News

Tim Allen Is No Longer the ‘Last Man Standing’

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:46
The ABC broadcast network late last week announced it was canceling its second highest rated comedy and Friday night anchor program, “Last Man Standing.”
Categories: Gun News

Taking a Closer Look at Youth Firearms Injuries

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 14:15
This week, research will be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting examining firearm injuries among youth in 2012. Spoiler alert: the problem is not firearms.
Categories: Gun News

Legal Panel Warns Against Gun Industry Complacency

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 08:37
The storm clouds are on the horizon. That’s the warning from a panel of four legal experts with years of experience representing the firearms industry and defending the Second Amendment.
Categories: Gun News

Oregon Bucks Trends and Grew 2016 Hunter Ranks

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 15:02
Oregon’s woods and wetlands saw a bit more hunter traffic in 2016. Much of the increase came from a welcome reclassification in the way the state sells youth licenses by combining hunting and fishing licenses.
Categories: Gun News

Washington Post Seems to Believe ISIS Propaganda on Buying Guns in U.S.

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 06:44
Not surprisingly, ISIS is wrong about another aspect of how things work in the United States. According to the Washington Post, terrorist propaganda materials argue it is easy to obtain a firearm in the U.S. with no ID and no background check. While the materials make it clear that one cannot walk into a federally […]
Categories: Gun News

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