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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 […]
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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U.S. District Court Denies Mass. A. G. Healey’s Motion to Dismiss Suit against Overreaching ‘Enforcement Notice’
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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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 […]
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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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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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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I don’t want to say “I told you so,” but… NSSF did. The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Committee’s Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) reported that Director’s Order 219, last-minute lead ammunition ban issued by former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe, skipped steps, was rushed in less […]
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We respect the right of all companies to make the decisions they believe are appropriate for their business. Nonetheless, we are disappointed by the decision of Dick’s Sporting Goods to stop selling modern sporting rifles at its 35 Field & Stream stores, to cease sales of certain magazines and to raise the purchase age to […]
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Contact your U.S. Senators Today Urge them to support the Fix NICS Act S.2135 Federally licensed firearms retailers rely upon NICS to be accurate in order to prevent the sale and transfer of firearms to prohibited persons. President Trump has called on Congress to address the deficiencies in the National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) […]
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The senseless loss of life that occurred on February 14 in Parkland, Florida is unimaginable and heartbreaking. Members of the firearms industry share the goal of all Americans in wanting to see violence in our society reduced and our communities and children made safer. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), as the industry’s trade association, has […]
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Imagine a business landscape where the top executives of the nation’s largest financial institutions take upon themselves the decision to blacklist a category of legal products as the result of political pressure, suggestion from the liberal news media with an activist agenda, social pressure from their elitist peer group – or some combination of these […]
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Operation Safe Store helps retailers make well-informed security-related decisions to deter and prevent thefts. During the 2018 SHOT Show, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Larry Keane was joined by ATF Assistant Director Marvin Richardson on SHOT Show TV to talk about why there is no one-size-fits-all solution to helping prevent thefts from firearms retailers and how […]
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A new report from the gun control advocates at the Center for American Progress is making headlines recently. The report argues that U.S. guns are to blame for violence in other countries. Not Mexican gangs or drug cartels, rather, the legal purchase of firearms, as protected by the Constitution, is to blame for the societal […]
Adam Weatherby stood on the busy 2018 SHOT Show floor and explained that after 73 years, the historic rifle and shotgun company is pulling up its California roots and moving to a friendlier locale. It was an interesting announcement. Adam, grandson of founder Roy Weatherby, explained how his grandfather had headed west from Kansas to […]
It felt good to sneak out a little early from NSSF’s Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show held in Las Vegas last week. The air was cool and crisp and the desert sun was a welcome change from the show floor. The early escape, though, wasn’t a free-for-all sprint to the airport. Rather, it […]
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 Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) for agreeing to talk with us. Who introduced you to hunting/the shooting sports and at what age? My grandfather took me hunting for the […]
Outgoing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in his last week in office issued more pardons for gun owners who violated the state’s stringent gun laws. Their crime was crossing into the Garden State with a legally-purchased firearm from their home state. Gov. Christie granted 26 clemency orders, nearly all of those pardons, including those arrested for […]
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One of the most common themes among the gun control crowd is that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) isn’t allowed to do research on gun violence. We have of course responded repeatedly to this myth and continue to remind these groups that the criminal misuse of firearms is not a matter of […]
Alabamians are celebrating and New Yorkers are left scratching their heads. No… it’s not about the BCS championship game where the Crimson Tide pulled out an overtime win against Georgia. The most recent victory for the Yellowhammer state was luring Kimber Manufacturing, Inc., to build a $38-million facility in Troy instead of expanding production at […]