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 […]

NSSF Celebrates President Trump Signing ‘Range Bill’

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, celebrates President Donald Trump’s signing of H.R. 1222, the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act, at The White House. The President signed the NSSF-priority bill May 10, just two weeks after the bill was passed by Congress. “We deeply appreciate President Trump’s […]

Google Backs Down on Anti-Hunting RMEF ‘Animal Cruelty’ Virtue Signaling

By Larry Keane Google thinks hunting is animal cruelty. Well, they did for a few days and until U.S. senators, a Congressman, Donald Trump Jr. and the media started asking questions. Now, they’re pretty quiet about the issue. In fact, Google, Inc., isn’t returning phone calls to media asking about what happened. It all started when Rocky Mountain Elk […]

Hunters Poised to Help Fight Hunger

By NSSF The Dean of the House of Representatives understands the hunter’s heart. Now, he’s trying to make it a little easier on hunters’ wallets to do the right thing, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation® thinks it’s a great idea. Last month, U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) introduced the Wild Game Donation Act (H.R. 2291) in Congress […]

NSSF Applauds Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act Introduction

From the NSSF: NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, applauds U.S. House of Representatives Republican Whip Steve Scalise’s (R-La.) introduction of H.R. 2443, the Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act. The legislation would reduce the burden on law-abiding citizens, including active duty military and their accompanying spouses, to […]

House Passes Bill Encouraging More Shooting Ranges

You might think it would be impossible to get a bill through the current House of Representatives that even remotely promotes the shooting sports, but that has actually happened. The Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act — also known as the Range Bill — passed the House on a bipartisan voice vote yesterday. The […]

Fighting for Your Rights…And Your Wallet

By Larry Keane Tax holidays are a common occurrence across many states in the U.S where, usually for one weekend a year, certain eligible products are exempt from sales tax. The benefits of these holidays are two-fold, as business owners see a dramatic increase in sales throughout the holiday weekend while consumers can save hundreds […]

NSSF Praises President Trump’s Rejection of UN Arms Trade Tready

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, praised President Donald Trump’s rejection of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that was signed by the Obama Administration, but was never ratified. President Trump delivered the announcement at the NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Friday, April 26, noting, “We’re taking our […]

Banks Not Shooting Straight With Truth in Lending to Firearms Industry

By Larry Keane [ED: This column was published in The Federalist, Thursday, April 17, 2019, and is reprinted here with permission.] Citigroup’s getting asked some hard questions about fiscal sanity of their decision to discriminate against firearms businesses and their answers aren’t likely to soothe investors. Justin Danhof, General Counsel for the National Center Public […]

Firearms Industry Heads to Capitol Hill

By Larry Keane Nothing is more influential and more important for lawmakers than to hear directly from their constituents. That’s why I couldn’t have been more proud of the 70 attendees from across the firearms and ammunition industries for joining together this week to make NSSF’s annual Fly-In a success. Representatives from over 40 firearms […]

On “Gun Violence,” Real Solutions Require Dealing in Facts

By Steve Sanetti Gun control groups praising Connecticut’s Supreme Court decision to allow the Soto v. Bushmaster case to move forward are, ironically, using the court decision as an opportunity to perpetuate false narratives, the same misdeeds of which they accuse the firearms industry. Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence struck out at the […]