State Outlook Even More Jumbled for Firearms

By Larry Keane Everyone has that kitchen drawer. That’s the one where a book of matches, take-out menus, extra cell-phone power cords, pet treats, a pack of gum and a hammer are kept. That is, of course, if you could only find them under the rest of the junk in there. That’s sort of what […]

NSSF Releases 2018 Midterm Election Congressional Scorecard

There are just 14 days until the midterm elections. Early voting has already started in a number of states around the country. If you’re looking for House and Senate candidates who support the Second Amendment and Americans’ right to keep and bear arms, the National Shooting Sports Association is out with a helpful Congressional scorecard […]

August NICS Background Checks Another New Record

Background checks completed in the FBI’s National Instant Background Check system totaled 2,073,296 in August, a 7.7% increase over 2017. That’s the highest number for August since NICS was established in 1998. For reference, the August 1999 NICS total was 703,394 about one-third of the current total. More and more NICS checks are being used […]

NSSF and Senator Kelly Ayotte on the Kavanaugh Confirmation Process

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled hearings on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court for September 4. The lead-up to the hearings is featuring all of the hysterics and histrionics we’ve come to expect from the SCOTUS nomination process since, well, Robert Bork. As a recent article quoting Washington state’s former […]

Ad Council Mis-Fires in New Campaign

By Stephen L. Sanetti The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has teamed up with the Ad Council to launch “End Family Fire,” a new national multi-platform campaign they say is designed to promote safe storage of firearms in the home. Also supported by the Gun Safety Alliance, described by Ad Age as “the group […]

NSSF Backs President’s Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

The NSSF released the following statement: The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition and related industries, tonight expressed its strong support for President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to become an Associate Justice of the United […]

NSSF Kicks Dick’s Sporting Goods To the Curb

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the gun industry’s trade association and lobbying arm, has announced that Dick’s Sporting Goods’ decisions to end sales of AR-pattern rifles and lobby Congress for more gun control legislation are “detrimental to the best interests of the Foundation” (not to mention America’s gun owners). As a result, the NSSF has […]

NSSF Congressional ‘Fly-In’ Brings Gun Industry Leaders to Washington

By Larry Keane There’s something to be said about old-fashioned legwork, firm handshakes and direct conversations with members of Congress. Just one week after more than 55 firearms and ammunition industry executives came together on Capitol Hill to meet with senators and representatives, the effort is paying off. The National Shooting Sports Foundation held its […]

NSSF: YouTube’s New Policy Provides Cause for Concern

An email blast from the National Shooting Sports Foundation: You may see media coverage of the adoption by YouTube of a new firearms content policy that has the potential to affect our industry and your business.   YouTube’s announcement this week of a new firearms content policy is troubling.  We suspect it will be interpreted to […]

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