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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 […]
Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on Breitbart.com in a slightly different version. There’s no correlation between gun ownership and gun crime, a new analysis once again confirmed. In an opinion piece published in the Washington Examiner, author David Freddoso looked at the latest FBI crime data and compared it to one estimate of gun […]
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According to some recent headlines, the gun industry is all but collapsed. No one wants to buy guns anymore. It’s all over. While that perennial theme may make for good clickbait, the FBI’s data on trends in the number of background checks done show the real story. Yes, the December 2017 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal […]
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Congress isn’t letting dust gather on the effort to fix the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) took to the Senate floor on Wednesday, the first day the chamber was in session to lay out priorities. Fixing NICS is among the top of the list items. Sen. Cornyn authored […]
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Unlike believing in Santa Claus, these groups apparently do not outgrow the myth of the effectiveness of gun buybacks.
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Last week we made the case for supporting reform legislation that will do the most to help keep firearms out of the hands of those who should not have them. “Fix-NICS” legislation was attached to Rep. Richard Hudson’s (R-NC) national reciprocity legislation and passed the House by a vote of 231 to 198. The purpose […]
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NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, today praised U.S. Rep. Blaine Leuktemeyer’s (R-Mo.) legislation that puts an end to an Obama administration effort to deny financial services to businesses solely because they were labeled “high risk,” including firearms-related businesses. The bill, […]
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Sixteen of our nation’s senior military officers recently penned a letter to Congress under the banner of the Giffords Veteran Coalition. They chose to lend their military authority and prestige to assist an ongoing political effort to further restrict their fellow law-abiding American citizens’ Constitutional right to keep and bear arms because they mistakenly believe […]
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The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, H.R. 38, has passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a vote of 231 to 198. It was one of the first bills introduced in this Congress, and even up to its passage, and now subsequent consideration in the U.S. Senate, there’s been quite a bit of misinformation […]
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With U.S. House passage of H.R. 38 this week, as amended to include the Fix NICS Act, we are moving toward the one reform that will do the most to help keep firearms out of the hands of those who should not have them. And, despite what some have falsely claimed, it will do so […]
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By a vote of 231 to 198 the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38), as amended to include legislative provisions to “Fix NICS,” which have long been a priority for NSSF®, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition and related industries. “With House passage today of […]
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The House is expected to vote as early as this week (Dec. 4) on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. Currently varying state-by-state concealed carry laws are making unwitting criminals out of law-abiding firearms owners for simply making a wrong traffic turn. There is no justification for individuals’ Constitutional rights to end […]
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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 Steve Russell (R-Okla.) for agreeing to talk with us. U.S. Rep. Steve D. Russell brings a unique perspective on firearms to the House of Representatives. He’s a […]
This op-ed was originally published in the Hearst Connecticut media group’s eight daily newspapers on Nov. 28, 2017. By Lawrence G. Keane We would like to welcome Connecticut’s Democratic Senators to the important issue on which we have been diligently working on a national basis with considerable success since 2013. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris […]
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Jessica Keffer, marketing manager for The Sportsman’s Shop in East Earl, Penn., was on Fox & Friends Sunday to talk about the recent experience of her family-owned business when they were told they could no longer advertise on Facebook because they sell firearms after initially being allowed to do so. The Daily Caller had earlier told the story of the NSSF […]
NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, praised U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) and John Culberson (R-Texas) for their leadership on introducing the bipartisan H.R. 4434, the Fix NICS Act of 2017 into the House of Representatives. The legislation is a companion […]
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The holidays are just around the corner. As hunters, shooters, collectors or just plain plinkers, it’s a natural instinct to want to share our enjoyment of firearms with others.
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NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, praised U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) for his leadership on introducing the bipartisan S. 2135, the Fix NICS Act. The legislation drew support from both Republican and Democrat co-sponsors. “We commend Sen. Cornyn for his […]
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America’s firearms retailers are on the front line of preventing firearms from getting into the hands of those who should not have them. The system is only as good as the records in the database. Appearing on CNN Headline News Network’s S.E. Cupp Unfiltered last night, NSSF’s Larry Keane discussed our industry’s FixNICS initiative and […]
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