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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

High School Trap Team Gets its Yearbook Photo, After Fighting for It

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 09:00
You may have heard the recent story about the trapshooting team at Big Lake High School in Minnesota that was initially excluded from having a photo in the yearbook because their team photo included their equipment, shotguns.
Categories: Gun News

Open Letter from Recreational Industry Executives on ‘Keeping the GREAT in the Great Outdoors’

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 08:44
More than 100 outdoor recreation industry leaders were signatories on an open letter published yesterday that applauded the government's emphasis on outdoor recreation opportunities on federal lands.
Categories: Gun News

NSSF Confirms Streamlining of Minnesota Carry Permit Holder Firearms Purchases

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 10:58
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has verified with the ATF that Minnesota handgun carry permit holders will be able to use those permits in place of background checks to buy firearms.
Categories: Gun News

Chicago, We’ve Got a (Crime) Problem

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 15:33
Everyone talks tough when it comes to Chicago’s illegal use of guns in violent crime. Except, that is, for the courts. This city, with one of the worst crime problems involving guns and strictest gun laws, is again missing the mark.
Categories: Gun News

‘New’ Report on Lead Exposure at Shooting Ranges Doesn’t Have New Data

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 14:30
A new report making some headlines over the last few days recommends banning lead ammunition in response to blood lead levels in those who shoot at indoor and outdoor ranges.
Categories: Gun News

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

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 08:43
The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) plays a crucial role in firearms transactions.
Categories: Gun News

Celebrate ‘Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day’ and Urge Congress to Act on Gun Range Bill

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 09:02
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.
Categories: Gun News

$25 Million More to Anti-Gun Group will Fund a Lot of Astroturf

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 10:19
Everytown for Gun Safety and its billionaire founder and funder, Michael Bloomberg, recently have pledged to spend $25 million on anti-gun efforts.
Categories: Gun News

Firearms Education Deserves a Place in Schools

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 13:30
North Carolina legislators want high schools to offer an elective firearms safety course to improve gun safety awareness.
Categories: Gun News

Nation’s Firearms Industry Executives in Washington for 10th Annual Congressional Fly-In

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 11:40
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.”
Categories: Gun News

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Rob Bishop Receive NSSF’s 2016 Legislator of the Year Awards

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 09:17
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.
Categories: Gun News

AR-15 Used in Oklahoma Home Defense; Same Rifle 4th Circuit Court Says Americans Should Not Have

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 07:29
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.
Categories: Gun News

Suppressors: Doctors’ Prescription to Prevent Hearing Loss from Gunfire

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 14:49
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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