NSSF: Americans Own 423 Million Firearms…And Climbing

The NSSF, the firearms industry’s trade group, has released some interesting production and other statistics they’ve accumulated from the ATF.  A couple of statistics are sure to cause Moms and media members to lunge for their fainting couches. Imagine the tremors of terror that will reverberate through Giffords and Everytown at the news that Americans […]

Project Guardian: NSSF Applauds DOJ’s Priorities – Enforcing and Prosecuting Existing Gun Laws

By Larry Keane The Department of Justice launches Project Guardian to enforce and prosecute gun laws. As the firearms and ammunition industry, we care deeply about Real Solutions to the problems of criminal misuse and unauthorized access to our products. We take action every day through our programs to promote safe, healthy use of firearms by law-abiding […]

Bernie Sanders Discovers the Second Amendment

By Larry Keane U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders treats the U.S. Constitution like a lost set of keys. He’s suddenly found it and wants the world to know. The Vermont Independent who is campaigning as a “democratic socialist” took questions during a campaign stop in Iowa when he was asked if he supported so-called mandatory buybacks of […]

NSSF Announces Their New Podcast: The Gun Industry Speaks

NEWTOWN, Conn.–The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) today unveiled a new podcast series, “The Gun Industry Speaks,” to help inform the national conversation on firearms. “Our goal is to have a frank and ongoing conversation that addresses some of the major concerns about guns in America,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF’s President. “It’s important to highlight […]

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 […]