Quote of the Day: Hunting as Wildlife Management

“The science of wildlife management is premised on managing populations; you don’t manage to prevent harm to individual animals in a species. If that is what wildlife management is about, then you have just made the argument to ban hunting, which is a vital wildlife management tool and widely accepted in America even by non […]

NSSF Partners With American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in New Suicide Education Program

Nation’s Largest Suicide Prevention Organization and the Firearms Industry Trade Association Join Forces, Launch New Education Program to Potentially Save Thousands of Lives This Unprecedented Program Supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Project 2025 Goal to Reduce the Annual Suicide Rate 20 Percent by 2025 LAS VEGAS — Of all firearms-related deaths in the U.S. […]

Springfield Armory Daily Digest: Gunspotting, Gunstealing, and Gunvoting

Do you telegraph that you’re carrying? How to Spot a Concealed Handgun – “Individuals who carry a handgun professionally are well attuned to the range of mannerisms that can indicate the presence of a concealed weapon within their vicinity. Civilians, too, can learn to familiarize themselves with these signs and signals. When combined with suspicious behavior, […]

Infographic: How Big Is The SHOT Show?

The SHOT Show extravaganza is almost here, and all of our email accounts are buzzing with invites, plans, and travel details as we draw a deep breath before taking the plunge. As if to remind us of the enormity of the undertaking, the NSSF has put out a cool infographic which boils all of the […]

NSSF: Gun Sales Jump 17.2% In 2011

According to preliminary sales numbers collected by the ATF and crunched by the National Shooting Sports Federation, 2011 was a record-breaking year for gun sales. Americans bought 17.2% more guns in 2011 than the did in 2010, which was itself a record-breaking year. When you’re done cheering, make the jump for the full statistics.

SHOT Show: NSSF’s War of the Words

The SHOT Show is run by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). Like our South African friend over at thefirearmsblog.com, the NSSF tries to avoid politics. As did the NRA during its early days. Now that the NSSF has grown in power and money and scope, it’s gradually flexing its political muscles. At the annual […]

Sighting In.

I’ve been interested in how to sight-in a weapon for some time. It’s one of those subjects cloaked in mystery, superstition, science, pseudo-science, alchemy and wives tales (like ballistics and stopping power, I suppose). So my interest was piqued when an email came across my desk from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, with the claim […]

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