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Firearms Industry: Get Involved in National Shooting Sports Month!
Firearms Industry: Get Involved in National Shooting Sports Month!
Spring is here and that means summer is just a few short months away � and so is our Second Annual�National Shooting Sports MonthSM! It�s never too early to start planning out your calendar of events for National Shooting Sports Month.
NSSF Statement on Texas High School Tragedy
NSSF Statement on Texas High School Tragedy
Our hearts go out to victims and their families of the Santa Fe, Texas High School tragedy.
Let�s Not Follow Mexico�s Gun Control Example
Let�s Not Follow Mexico�s Gun Control Example
A new report from the gun control advocates at the Center for American Progress is making headlines recently. The report argues that U.S. guns are to blame for violence in other countries. Not Mexican gangs or drug cartels, rather, the legal purchase o...
The Latest Anti-Gun Idea: Create an American Gun Cartel
The Latest Anti-Gun Idea: Create an American Gun Cartel
At the intersection of the academic and think tank worlds there is almost no complicated issue that can�t be solved with an outrageous proposal. A new idea from that quarter to solve the �gun problem� is to legally enable America�s firearms manufacture...
NSSF Welcomes Georgia USA as 2018 Industry Summit Silver Sponsor
NSSF Welcomes Georgia USA as 2018 Industry Summit Silver Sponsor
The National Shooting Sports Foundation� (NSSF�), the trade association for the firearms industry,�is pleased to add the Georgia Department of Economic Development as a Silver Sponsor of its 2018 Industry Summit. This annual event takes place this year...
NSSF FACT SHEET ON AGE DISCRIMINATION LAWS NOW AVAILABLE
NSSF FACT SHEET ON AGE DISCRIMINATION LAWS NOW AVAILABLE
In the wake of the Parkland, Florida, tragedy, a few federally licensed firearms retailers (FFLs) have adopted a corporate policy to refuse to sell certain products, e.g. long guns, modern sporting rifles, standard-sized magazines and ammunition, to ot...
More New Jersey Pardons Demonstrate Need for Concealed Carry Reciprocity
More New Jersey Pardons Demonstrate Need for Concealed Carry Reciprocity
Outgoing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in his last week in office�issued more pardons for gun owners who violated the state�s stringent gun laws. Their crime was crossing into the Garden State with a legally-purchased firearm from their home state.
Upgrading Your Security Equipment? Read This First
Upgrading Your Security Equipment? Read This First
I have spent more than 20 years attending trade shows, meeting with security products vendors and sitting through long sales presentations to research and understand the ever-changing world of surveillance technology. Two valuable lessons have been lea...
CONNECTICUT GOV. MALLOY SOUNDS A LOT LIKE KING GEORGE III
CONNECTICUT GOV. MALLOY SOUNDS A LOT LIKE KING GEORGE III
The Connecticut governor�s latest temper tantrum demonstrates why firearms owners don�t trust him when he calls for a national conversation. He only listens to himself.
Firearms Industry Shares Goal of Making Communities Safer
Firearms Industry Shares Goal of Making Communities Safer
The senseless loss of life that occurred on February 14 in Parkland, Florida is unimaginable and heartbreaking.� Members of the firearms industry share the goal of all Americans in wanting to see violence in our society reduced and our communities and ...
Building a Wall of Business Credit � Three Paths to Improvement
Building a Wall of Business Credit � Three Paths to Improvement
In Part I of this article, �Building a Wall of Business Credit � Borrowing Has Benefits,� I discussed why having established credit for your FFL provides your business flexibility, can stave off the wolves when times are lean and even improve your turn...
Lead-Impacted Waste Disposal Part I � Documentation
Lead-Impacted Waste Disposal Part I � Documentation
Properly documenting how your firearms range disposes its lead waste is a crucial component of your business� everyday processes. We spoke with MT2 Firing Range Services� Senior Range Engineer Rob Anderson to learn more about how this documentation can...
Contact Your U.S. Senators; Urge Support for the Fix NICS Act S.2135
Contact Your U.S. Senators; Urge Support for the Fix NICS Act S.2135
Federally licensed firearms retailers rely upon NICS to be accurate in order to prevent the sale and transfer of firearms to prohibited persons. President Trump has called on Congress to address the deficiencies in the National Instant Criminal Backgro...
Cabela�s Outdoor Fund $50,000 Grant Will Provide Free Project ChildSafe Gun Locks to State Agencies
Cabela�s Outdoor Fund $50,000 Grant Will Provide Free Project ChildSafe Gun Locks to State Agencies
Thanks to a generous $50,000 grant from the Cabela�s Outdoor Fund, the National Shooting Sports Foundation� (NSSF�) will provide its Project ChildSafe� gun locks and firearm safety education materials to state departments of natural resources to promot...
Behind the Firing Line: OnTarget�s Community Giving Impacts the Bottom Line
Behind the Firing Line: OnTarget�s Community Giving Impacts the Bottom Line
Welcome to NSSF�s column for firearms range owners, managers and staff. �Behind the Firing Line� works to accomplish two things. First, it recognizes ranges that have met the stringent requirements necessary to achieve an NSSF Star rating for excellenc...
NSSF, Project ChildSafe Elevate Call for Responsible Gun Storage During National Safety Month
NSSF, Project ChildSafe Elevate Call for Responsible Gun Storage During National Safety Month
Project ChildSafe�, the nationwide firearms safety education program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation� (NSSF�), is urging all gun owners to make responsible firearms storage a priority � and providing the tools to do so � with the launch of i...
Talking Back to Social Media Platforms: The Brownells Case
Talking Back to Social Media Platforms: The Brownells Case
Brownells is a well-known supplier of firearms accessories, gun parts and gunsmithing tools. Visitors to the company�s YouTube page this past weekend were greeted with an all too familiar statement. Yet another channel had been shut off without warning...
Firearms Industry Economic Impact Rises 169% Since 2008
Firearms Industry Economic Impact Rises 169% Since 2008
The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $51.4 billion in 2017, a 169 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 16...
Alarm Testing the Pro Way
Alarm Testing the Pro Way
In my last piece on testing your security system, something I recommend you do monthly, I detailed how to do this via your system�s built-in test mode, as well as how two employees can quickly and easily do that testing if the built-in test mode isn�t ...
Lead-Containing Material Disposal Considerations for Firearms Ranges
Lead-Containing Material Disposal Considerations for Firearms Ranges
Shooting range owners and operators retain responsibility for all lead waste and materials derived from their range. This is what is commonly known as �cradle� (generating the potentially hazardous waste) to �grave� (disposal of the potentially hazardo...
LAST-MINUTE LEAD AMMO BAN RUSH JOB BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DEEMED �DISORDERLY�
LAST-MINUTE LEAD AMMO BAN RUSH JOB BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DEEMED �DISORDERLY�
The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Committee�s Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas)�reported�that�Director�s Order 219, last-minute lead ammunition ban issued by former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director...
Women May Now Lead in Obtaining Concealed Carry Permits
Women May Now Lead in Obtaining Concealed Carry Permits
For gun control advocates any discussion of concealed carry reciprocity is already over. If they have anything to say about it, you will have no such right. Across America, meanwhile, a growing segment of gun owners aren�t talking about gun rights. The...
Taking the Temperature of Urban Violence
Taking the Temperature of Urban Violence
One of the most common themes among the gun control crowd is that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) isn�t allowed to do research on gun violence. We have of course responded repeatedly to this myth and continue to remind these groups...
Industry Members Join Together for 2018 FICC Conference
Industry Members Join Together for 2018 FICC Conference
Orchid Advisors, a leading provider of FFL compliance solutions, and The National Shooting Sports Foundation� (NSSF�), the trade association for the firearms industry, extends their thanks and appreciation to the many industry member companies that hav...
Do You Know Your Duress Code?
Do You Know Your Duress Code?
How would you discreetly summon the police if approached at gunpoint when opening your store?
The Wisdom of the Founding Fathers is Clear this Father�s Day
The Wisdom of the Founding Fathers is Clear this Father�s Day
My father was a tough guy. He was an Irish-Catholic New Yorker who fought through the Chosin Reservoir battle of the Korean War alongside his fellow Marines. When he spoke, I listened.
Another Reminder: Gun Control Doesn�t Prevent Crime
Another Reminder: Gun Control Doesn�t Prevent Crime
There�s no correlation between gun ownership and gun crime, a new analysis once again confirmed.
Traffic Ticket Won�t Stop Gun Purchase If We Fix NICS
Traffic Ticket Won�t Stop Gun Purchase If We Fix NICS
Last week we made the case for supporting reform legislation that will do the most to help keep firearms out of the hands of those who should not have them. �Fix-NICS� legislation was attached to Rep. Richard Hudson�s (R-NC) national reciprocity legisl...
NSSF Honors U.S. Senator John Cornyn as 2017 Legislator of the Year
NSSF Honors U.S. Senator John Cornyn as 2017 Legislator of the Year
The National Shooting Sports Foundation � (NSSF�), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, awarded Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) the 2017 Legislator of the Year at the organization�s annu...
YouTube�s New Policy Provides Cause for Concern
YouTube�s New Policy Provides Cause for Concern
YouTube�s announcement this week of a new firearms content policy is troubling. We suspect it will be interpreted to block much more content than the stated goal of firearms and certain accessory sales. Especially worrisome is the potential for blockin...
Insights to Curriculum Development: Building a Basic Pistol Course
Insights to Curriculum Development: Building a Basic Pistol Course
In previous articles, I�ve explained the importance of training offerings that support your niche market as a firearms range. I�ve also discussed the immeasurable benefits to creating a level of excitement in every class. In this article, I want to pro...
NSSF, ATF Jointly Launch Operation Secure Store
NSSF, ATF Jointly Launch Operation Secure Store
The National Shooting Sports Foundation� (NSSF�), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced today the launch of Operation Secure Store (OSS), a comprehens...
NSSF's Project ChildSafe Named Finalist for Prestigious National Safety Council Award
NSSF's Project ChildSafe Named Finalist for Prestigious National Safety Council Award
Project ChildSafe, the firearms safety education program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), was honored to be named among finalists vying for the National Safety Council�s 2018 Green Cross for Safety Awards, which were presented May 23.
Beware the Straw Purchase!
Beware the Straw Purchase!
Recent highly publicized shootings have heightened concerns over firearms purchases and the background screening processes required by FFLs. Now more than ever there is a heightened level of public awareness focused on how firearm retailers include pro...