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 the Second Amendment, it’s not a gun rights advocacy group per se.
The NSSF puts on the annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas and boasts over 10,000 industry members made up of firearm manufacturers, distributors, retailers, shooting ranges, and members of the outdoor media. The organization works to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
You can listen to my interview with Mark, which is episode 51 of my podcast, District of Conservation in which we discuss . . .
— His military career and how he landed in public affairs
— His role at NSSF
— How NSSF differs from NRA, GOA, and Second Amendment Foundation
— What NSSF’s platform is and its various programs like Project ChildSafe, Operation Secure Store, +ONE Movement | Target Shooting, FixNICS
— What’s on the docket in Congress and elsewhere
— Pittman-Robertson Act Funds / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service “Partner with a Payer” program
Download the episode here: http://bit.ly/MarkOliva or click below to listen now.
Gabriella Hoffman is a media strategist, consultant, and award-winning outdoor writer based in the Washington, D.C. metro area.