A Few Democrat Debate Highlights That Went Un-Noticed

By Larry Keane Democratic candidates gathered in Ohio to agree on how much they can’t stand lawful gun ownership, disagreeing only on who was the most deeply offended. Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Congressman Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-Texas) scuffled about whose furrowed brows over law-abiding gun ownership was more courageous, but that masked the […]

Mental Illness, Stigma and Guns in America

By Larry Keane As the firearms and ammunition industry, we make and sell a legal, heavily regulated products to background-checked citizens. We are not experts on mental health. What we do care about, however, is keeping our communities safe by ensuring that those who are prohibited by law from possessing guns do not obtain them. […]

This is How You Muddy Firearms Research Data to Push an Anti-Gun Narrative

By Elizabeth McGuigan What happens when a virulent anti-gun activist gets ahold of a journal’s entire October issue? We get headlines like: Study: U.S. Gun Deaths Surge, Except for Two States With Restrictive Gun Laws, just days after headlines such as: Homicides, other violent crime fell again in 2018, new FBI data shows and FBI: Southern States See Largest Drop in […]

Listen: Interview With NSSF Director of Public Affairs, Mark Oliva

By Gabriella Hoffman I recently had the opportunity to visit the National Shooting Sports Foundation‘s Washington, DC offices to talk with Mark Oliva, the NSSF’s Director of Public Affairs. The NSSF, the firearms trade association, is often confused for the NRA, Gun Owners of America, or similar advocacy groups. While the organization strongly believes in […]

10 Ways to Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month

By the NSSF The excitement of having your shot break a flying clay target or knock over a steel plate (clang!) and then sharing the fun of that experience awaits all who participate in National Shooting Sports Month® this August. The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) established this celebration to encourage you to spend time at your […]

NSSF Rejects Socialist Rifle Association Membership

We support gun ownership for everyone, left right and center. The Second Amendment guarantees the right to keep and bear arms, whatever your political persuasion. We’ve also noted the new-found interest in guns on the part of some leftist groups. Some of them apparently think there are gulags and concentration camps just waiting for them […]

May NICS Totals Up Slightly From 2018

After some down months vs year-earlier numbers, the National Shooting Sports Foundation reports that May’s NICS total were up slightly over May 2018. All in all, good news. While not a perfect measure of firearm sales, NICS checks are a decent barometer of the state of the business. Here’s the NSSF’s press release . . […]

Mark Cuban Puts Up an Epic Second Amendment Airball

By Larry Keane Mark Cuban might be a billionaire entrepreneur, NBA team owner and celebrity investor with a television show. But a constitutional scholar, he’s not. It’s time to call foul on Cuban’s latest foray into the gun rights debate. He offered to “update” the Second Amendment. What he really offered was lower the hoop to six feet so […]

Frequently Asked Questions – ATF Form 4473 Background Checks

By NSSF As the trade association for the firearms industry, NSSF receives many questions from firearms retailers regarding ATF compliance. We’ve begun to catalog these questions and answers to better serve our members and the industry.  Here are some of the more frequently asked questions and the responses from our ATF Compliance Team regarding the 4473 Firearms […]