Posts Tagged National Shooting Sports Foundation

AR15 Load and Unload On The Range

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Defense Distributed Snubbed By NSSF

From Guns.com:

During the Second Amendment Foundation’s annual gun rights policy conference in Tamp, Florida last weekend, Wilson revealed he was denied membership to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearms industry’s largest trade group, for reasons he is unsure of.

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More Women Buying Guns And Participating In Shooting Sports

From The Daily Beast:

More than a third of the women who participated in the National Sports Shooting Foundation’s most recent survey identified as new gun owners. This data are consistent with those of other organizations, including the National Sporting Goods Association. According to the NSGA’s Annual Sports Participation Report, the number of women who practice target shooting increased nearly 36 percent (from 4.31 million to 5.86 million) between 2004 and 2014, while the number of women participating in hunting increased 23 percent (from 2.68 million to 3.3 million). In response to a request for comment, an NRA spokesman reported tracking a 77 percent increase between 2004 and 2011 in the number of women who own firearms.

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Presidential Candidates on Firearms

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NRA, SAF and NSSF Sue Seattle Over Gun Tax

From NRA-ILA:

The National Rifle Association, along with the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the Second Amendment Foundation, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Seattle for violating a Washington state law that prevents local municipalities from creating their own firearm regulations. The suit was filed in King County Superior Court this morning.

On August 10, the Seattle City Council approved measures that tax the sales of all firearms and ammunition and require gun owners to report any lost or stolen firearms. The tax is scheduled to take effect in January 2016.

 

 

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GoPro is Official Sponsor of SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range 2015

NSSF Press Release:

SAN MATEO, CALIF., (DEC. 4, 2014) – GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO), enabler of some of today’s most
immersive and engaging content, has signed on as the Official Camera Sponsor of SHOT Show® Industry
Day at the RangeTM. Industry Day at the Range will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015, at the Boulder
Pistol & Rifle Range, Boulder City, Nevada.

The event will provide media and buyers an opportunity to preview and test the industry’s exciting new
line of hunting and shooting products for 2015, displayed by more than 150 exhibitors.

“The new HERO4 Black and Silver Edition cameras and recently-introduced Sportsman Mount and
Blackout Housing, along with the more than fifty other mounts and accessories GoPro offers, deliver
even more exciting ways create incredible content in the field and on the range,” said Paul Crandell, VP
of Marketing at GoPro. “Industry Day at the Range is the perfect opportunity to guide media and
industry influencers through a hands-on experience using our products and introduce them to what
GoPro can bring to this vertical.”

“We could not be more pleased with the commitment that GoPro is making to this event,” said Cathy
Williams, co-owner of Industry Days at the Range. “This agreement shows GoPro’s commitment to
entering into this industry and Industry Day allows them the opportunity to showcase their products to
more than 1,500 attendees.”

Industry Day at the Range attendees will have the opportunity to experience the newest GoPro cameras
and gear at the Browning/Winchester shotgun range. Products available for use on the range will
include the new GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver editions, the Sportsman Mount, Blackout Housing, Jaws:
FlexClamp and HeadStrap + QuickClip.

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Penn & Teller to Perform at SHOT Show 2014

From NSSF:

The dinner will be held in The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Level 5, Palazzo Ballroom, with the reception starting Tuesday, January 14, at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $115 each or $1,050 for a table of 10. Tables are assigned based on date and time of payment.

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AR-15 Accessories

Overview video from NSSF:

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NSSF Sues Conn. Claiming Law Violates Conn. Constitution

From SFGate.com:

The National Shooting Sports Foundation Inc., which is based in Newtown a few miles from Sandy Hook, claims the emergency legislation was illegally passed in April without proper public input, time for adequate review by members of the General Assembly, or a statement of facts explaining why lawmakers needed to bypass the usual legislative process.

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First-time Gun Buyer Study

The NSSF has released a new study on first-time gun purchasers and their reasons for buying a gun.

The top-ranking factors driving first-time gun purchases are home defense (87.3 percent), self-defense (76.5 percent) and the desire to share shooting activities with family and friends (73.2 percent). Women, in particular, are highly focused on personal defense and self-sufficiency.

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Reed Exhibitions and NSSF Part Ways Over AR-15s

Reed Exhibitions refused to allow AR-15s at the Eastern Sports Show which took place shortly after the shooting at Sandy Hook. As a result of their actions the NSSF has dropped them as managers for the 2014 SHOT Show. This is an example of how boycotts can work to affect change.

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NSSF Lobbyist To Maryland Legislators

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Hunter Numbers Up 9% Between 2006 and 2011, Preliminary National Report Shows

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The number of hunters age 16 and older in the United States increased 9 percent between 2006 and 2011, reversing a previous downward trend, a preliminary report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Department of the Interior shows.

Preliminary figures show an increase from 12.5 million hunters in 2006 to 13.7 million in 2011. Final data will be included in the upcoming USFWS 2011 National Survey Report. USFWS has conducted a national survey every five years since 1955, with the last being the 2006 National Survey, released in 2007.

“This increase in hunters mirrors what our members are telling us — strong sales to an expanding consumer base,” said Steve Sanetti, president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. “There is increased interest in firearm ownership — from customers new to the market to existing customers looking for the newest products. Purchases are being made for the enjoyment of recreational target shooting sports — such as sporting clays, IDPA and 3-gun competitions — as well as for personal protection, and, as these figures show us, for hunting.”

The preliminary report also shows that hunters spent an average of 21 days pursuing wild game in 2011. Additionally, the report shows that hunters spent $34 billion on trips, firearms and equipment, licenses and other items to support their hunting activities in 2011.

The national survey is paid for by sportsmen through the use of Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid dollars. This year is significant as it is the 75th anniversary of the Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act.

Read the complete USFWS report here.

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NSSF President Re-appointed to Wildlife Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today named Stephen L. Sanetti, president and CEO of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), to serve a second term on the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (WHHCC). Sanetti is one of 18 people to be appointed to the council, an advisory group established in 2010 that will help to promote and preserve America’s hunting heritage for future generations.

“I am honored again to be named to this council by Secretary Salazar and Secretary Vilsack,” said Sanetti. “I look forward to working with the other distinguished appointees to secure the successful future of America’s hunting and recreational shooting sports heritage. I commend Secretary Salazar and Secretary Vilsack for continuing this council and its important work.” Read the rest of this entry »

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NICS Checks Up 24.5% for June

According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s adjusted figures, NICS checks are up 24.5% from June 2011.

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