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Without Fanfare, NSSF’s FixNICS Campaign Has Made a Difference

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 14:43
The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) plays a crucial role in firearms transactions.
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Celebrate ‘Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day’ and Urge Congress to Act on Gun Range Bill

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 15:02
It was on this day, 242 years ago, that an American fired the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World,” at the Battles of Concord and Lexington.
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$25 Million More to Anti-Gun Group will Fund a Lot of Astroturf

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 16:19
Everytown for Gun Safety and its billionaire founder and funder, Michael Bloomberg, recently have pledged to spend $25 million on anti-gun efforts.
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Firearms Education Deserves a Place in Schools

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 19:30
North Carolina legislators want high schools to offer an elective firearms safety course to improve gun safety awareness.
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Nation’s Firearms Industry Executives in Washington for 10th Annual Congressional Fly-In

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 17:40
Executives from the nation’s firearms and ammunition manufacturers, distributors and leading retailers were in Washington, D.C., this week for the 10th annual congressional “fly-in.”
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U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Rob Bishop Receive NSSF’s 2016 Legislator of the Year Awards

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 15:17
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) were recognized as 2016 Legislators of the Year at the NSSF Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C.
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AR-15 Used in Oklahoma Home Defense; Same Rifle 4th Circuit Court Says Americans Should Not Have

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 13:29
The 23-year-old, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, man was jarred awake by the sound of what turned out to be three masked men breaking through a glass door of the home owned by his father. The man armed himself with an AR-15. He confronted a criminal trio dressed in black, wearing masks and gloves. He fired in self-defense.
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Suppressors: Doctors’ Prescription to Prevent Hearing Loss from Gunfire

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 20:49
Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership just published a white paper saying suppressors are the best medicine to prevent hearing loss from the sound of gunfire.
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Gorsuch Sticks to His Guns, Proves His Legal Acumen and Affirms Heller

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:18
Judge Neil Gorsuch gave America a glimpse of the sort of Supreme Court justice he would be, in his testimony during his confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.
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Tennessee State Lawmakers Meet NSSF Members

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 18:56
NSSF members met with more than 40 Tennessee state legislators at a reception in Nashville Wednesday and were reassured that the Volunteer State is open for business with the firearms industry.
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Judge Neil Gorsuch Is the Justice We Need

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:36
Judge Neil Gorsuch heads to Capitol Hill this week as President Trump’s nominee to be the next associate justice on the Supreme Court. He’ll testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in three days of hearings.
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Hearing Protection Act Critics are Suppressing Facts and Common Sense

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 13:40
Attaching a suppressor to a firearm is supposed to deaden the noise. But just the thought of threading one onto a barrel seems to be suppressing the appreciation of facts and common sense in anti-gun circles.
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Gorsuch Receives ABS’s Highest Rating for Supreme Court

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 13:22
The American Bar Association (ABA) last week gave Judge Neil Gorsuch its highest rating for judicial nominees.
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NSSF Members Visit Georgia State Capitol

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 19:36
NSSF today held its first Firearms Industry Day at the Georgia state Capitol in Atlanta where industry leaders representing firearm manufacturers, distributors and retailers were privileged to meet with Gov. Nathan Deal and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.
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New Attorney General Emphasizes Enforcement of Current Laws

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 17:26
Last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions provided further assurance that NSSF was right for supporting his nomination and advocating for his confirmation as head of the Trump Administration’s Justice Department.
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Secretary Zinke Downs Last-Minute Lead Ban; Preserves Sportsmen’s Ability to Participate in Traditions

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 18:43
Secretary Zinke, just hours into his first day on the job, took swift action in scrapping the ban on lead by hunters and anglers in outdoor recreation that was passed on the final full day by the Obama administration.
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NSSF Praises Senate Confirmation of Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 16:43
Ryan Zinke, a former U.S. Representative (R-Mont.), was confirmed by the Senate in a 68-31 vote today.
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U.S. Sen. John Cornyn Introduces NSSF-Backed National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 18:20
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has introduced the NSSF-supported Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (S. 446).
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Memo to Gov. Hickenlooper: Help Colorado Economy by Reversing Some Gun-Control Policies

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 16:12
Colorado could benefit by scrapping the gun control policies that have already cost the state millions of dollars in revenue.
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Rotary International Tells Clubs to Drop their Guns

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:40
It came as a surprise to learn that the 18-member Rotary International (RI) board recently decided to address a “lack of clarity" around RI’s firearm policy.
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