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Study Finds One Sick Raven, Extrapolates to Entire California Condor Population

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 13:24

A recent study is making headlines by continuing to beat the drum against traditional ammunition, arguing that the fate of the California condor is at stake. It’s scientific “evidence:” one raven with high blood lead levels. Rather than conducting a study of the California Condor, researchers published a study of the blood lead levels of […]

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NSSF Q&A: U.S. Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas)

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:26

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 Gene Green (D-Texas, 29th) for agreeing to talk with us. Who introduced you to hunting/the shooting sports and at what age? When I began dating Helen, my […]

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Categories: Gun News

Gun Buybacks: Ineffective Wastes of Tax Dollars

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 14:35

As we have said here before, gun buyback programs don’t reduce crime. Amazingly, gun control groups continue to call for these programs, and communities keep running them, despite a complete lack of evidence that they are effective. Let’s consider what we do know. While no peer-reviewed research proves buybacks prevent or reduce violent crime, there […]

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NSSF Commends U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2017

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:00

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) today is commending U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) introduction of S.1854, 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. “Thefts from federally licensed firearms retailers represent particularly brazen offenses […]

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Categories: Gun News

NSSF Statement on Export Control Reform

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:29

News that the Trump administration is moving forward on the Export Control Reform initiative NSSF has long been working to advance caught the attention of the financial news media this week. There were some predictable inaccuracies and lack of context. NSSF responded to that interest with the following statement: This initiative will improve our nation’s […]

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Categories: Gun News

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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Categories: Gun News

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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Categories: Gun News

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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