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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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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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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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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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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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Gun Rights Get Increased Public Support, New Survey Shows

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:32

Lost in the storm of hurricane coverage, a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll demonstrates Americans’ growing support for gun rights. The August survey of 1200 adults nationwide covers a range of current issues, including gun control. Guns as a Voting Issue When asked about the relative importance of issues when it comes time to […]

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California City Pay Criminals While State Punishes Legal Gun Owners, Businesses

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 14:45

Only in California Dreaming Does Crime Pay Sacramento just pledged $1.5 million to combat gun-related gang violence. It was a measure pushed up in the city council’s agenda after a recent deadly gang shooting. But that’s not $1.5 million for police, the district attorney’s office for criminal prosecution or prisons to keep felons off the […]

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Study: Parents Don’t Blame Guns for Rare School Violence

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:56

A new study finds that while parents are concerned about the fortunately exceedingly rare cases of firearm-related violence in schools, they do not believe that gun control is the answer. According to the parents surveyed, the top three major causes of firearm violence are: 73% – “inadequate parental monitoring/rearing practices” 58% – “peer harassment and/or […]

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Hunters Takeover PETA Photo Frames, Take Aim at Hypocrisy

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 15:10

PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, was in the news last week for asking followers to update their social media profile pictures with their “Shoot Selfies, Not Animals” Facebook frame. In response, hunters had some fun and we know many found irony in the request, knowing that they’re the ones truly invested in […]

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Seattle Council Candidates Re-Load on City’s Bad Gun Tax Idea

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 13:00

Two of Seattle’s city council candidates have a novel idea for the failed gun tax. They want to double it. We’d love to say this is a spoof, but no, they’re serious. City council candidates Jon Grant and Teresa Mosqueda are running to replace Tim Burgess, the architect of Seattle’s failed gun tax bid that […]

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NSSF Q&A: U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho)

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:55

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 Jim Risch (R-Idaho) for agreeing to talk with us. Who introduced you to hunting/the shooting sports and at what age? I introduced myself around the age of […]

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NSSF, SAAMI File Briefs in California Supreme Court in Ongoing Microstamping Lawsuit

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 14:53

NSSF and SAAMI filed a brief in the California Supreme Court in the ongoing microstamping suit against the State of California. In December 2016, the Court of Appeals found that NSSF and SAAMI had the right to present evidence that dual placement microstamping is impossible and remanded the case for further proceedings. The state continues to […]

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Sen. Kamala Harris’ Call for ‘Assault Weapons Ban’ Doesn’t Square with the Facts

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:42

California’s Sen. Kamala Harris fired up the Twitter machine last week to call for an “assault weapons ban in this country.” It’s in the compelling interest of public safety, she says. Except that it’s not. It’s long past time we renew the assault weapons ban in this country. It is in the best interest of […]

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Stopping Crime Means Locking Up Criminals, Not Shackling Businesses

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 14:30

The aggressively progressive Center for American Progress, also known for its anti-gun policy articulations, in a recent report manages to acknowledge that federally licensed firearms retailers (FFLs), as well as the industry as a whole, do indeed take steps to reduce thefts. The report misses the mark on several other fronts, however. We understand it’s […]

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Concealed Carry Permit Holders Are Making America Safer and Citizens More Self-Reliant

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 13:57

With a federal appeals court recently ruling the District of Columbia’s highly restrictive concealed carry law unconstitutional, this is a good time to another look at the issue. Today, there are more than 16.3 million concealed carry permit holders nationwide. A record 1.83 million permits have been issued in the last year alone. John Lott […]

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Sessions Implements Novel Trump Directive: Charge Criminals for Breaking the Law

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 15:30

There’s a new sheriff in town and criminals are increasingly finding out what that means. According to a memo released by President Trump’s Justice Department, during April, May and June, federal prosecutions for unlawful possession of a firearm were 23 percent higher than the same period last year. During April, May and June, federal prosecutors […]

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Welcome to the New NSSF.org

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 05:00

As you have recently noticed, the team at NSSF has been hard at work to bring you an entirely new web portal. More than just a redesign, we’ve completely re-engineered and modernized the NSSF.org experience to be a “hub” of information for you, your business, and your customers. Here are just a few of the […]

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NSSF Q&A: U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas)

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 06:30

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 Henry Cuellar for agreeing to talk with us. Pictured above, Congressman Cuellar on a dove hunt in Texas. Who introduced you to hunting/the shooting sports and at […]

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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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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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