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How to Get Started In 3-Gun

NSSF Blog - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:25

For those who want to master all and test the limits of excitement at the same time, the sport of 3-gun is the one for you.

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Sen. Kamala Harris’ Call for ‘Assault Weapons Ban’ Doesn’t Square with the Facts

NSSF Blog - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:42

California’s Sen. Kamala Harris fired up the Twitter machine last week to call for an “assault weapons ban in this country.” It’s in the compelling interest of public safety, she says. Except that it’s not. It’s long past time we renew the assault weapons ban in this country. It is in the best interest of […]

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Stopping Crime Means Locking Up Criminals, Not Shackling Businesses

NSSF Blog - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:30

The aggressively progressive Center for American Progress, also known for its anti-gun policy articulations, in a recent report manages to acknowledge that federally licensed firearms retailers (FFLs), as well as the industry as a whole, do indeed take steps to reduce thefts. The report misses the mark on several other fronts, however. We understand it’s […]

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Try Competitions To Become A More Effective Pistol Shooter

NSSF Blog - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:21

There’s a big difference between good and effective. If you are involved in shooting purely for recreation and the joy of punching holes in paper or tin cans, then being a good shooter is, well, good enough. If you intend to use your gun for self or home defense, then you need to think about […]

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Concealed Carry Permit Holders Are Making America Safer and Citizens More Self-Reliant

NSSF Blog - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 14:57

With a federal appeals court recently ruling the District of Columbia’s highly restrictive concealed carry law unconstitutional, this is a good time to another look at the issue. Today, there are more than 16.3 million concealed carry permit holders nationwide. A record 1.83 million permits have been issued in the last year alone. John Lott […]

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Retail Security: Investing in Your Glass Protection

NSSF Blog - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:00

Almost every burglary incident I reviewed this past May and June included some type of forced entry through an unprotected glass door or window. My question is, if tempered glass is so easy to break through, why do FFLs continue to install it? Isn’t that just like asking for trouble? The reality is that security […]

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Hiring Firearms Range Instructors: In-House or Contract?

NSSF Blog - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 14:04

Your entire team of instructors and retail staff are responsible for the success of your training program, but the instructors, of course, are crucial. They must be more than good teachers. They are there not just to impart knowledge, but to support your store. A good firearms training instructor will also be skilled in selling […]

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10 Ways to Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month

NSSF Blog - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 05:00

Learn to shoot, invite a newcomer, share the fun this August NEWTOWN, Conn. – The excitement of having your shot break a flying clay target or knock over a steel plate (clang!) and then sharing the fun of that experience awaits all who participate in National Shooting Sports Month this August. The National Shooting Sports […]

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Sessions Implements Novel Trump Directive: Charge Criminals for Breaking the Law

NSSF Blog - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 16:30

There’s a new sheriff in town and criminals are increasingly finding out what that means. According to a memo released by President Trump’s Justice Department, during April, May and June, federal prosecutions for unlawful possession of a firearm were 23 percent higher than the same period last year. During April, May and June, federal prosecutors […]

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Welcome to the New NSSF.org

NSSF Blog - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 06:00

As you have recently noticed, the team at NSSF has been hard at work to bring you an entirely new web portal. More than just a redesign, we’ve completely re-engineered and modernized the NSSF.org experience to be a “hub” of information for you, your business, and your customers. Here are just a few of the […]

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Of Eagles, Chicken Littles and Snipe Hunts

NSSF Blog - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 14:05
NSSF has been busy shooting down misinformation that’s been flying in news reporting that traditional ammunition is the leading threat to the recovery of the American bald eagle.
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Unpacking the Pew Research Center’s Latest Gun Survey

NSSF Blog - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:31
The findings of a Pew Research Center survey report titled America’s Complex Relationship with Guns shows it’s not time to step off the firing line, but to reload.
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NSSF Q&A: U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)

NSSF Blog - Thu, 06/29/2017 - 10:00
NSSF's occasional Q&A's feature elected officials who support hunting and the shooting sports. NSSF thanks Sen. Heitkamp for agreeing to talk with us.
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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Peruta Case

NSSF Blog - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:30
With Justices Thomas and Gorsuch dissenting, the U.S. Supreme Court announced today it would not grant review in the Peruta v. California case.
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New Study Compiles Worst Flaws of Anti-Gun Research

NSSF Blog - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:58
This report starts with the ridiculous premise that the criminal misuse of firearms is a public health issue, rather than a criminal justice issue. As we have explained here before, firearms are not a disease.
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Seattle’s Gun and Ammunition Tax Isn’t Working, as Violence Surges

NSSF Blog - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:18
Seattle’s City Council promised their citizens they would raise $500 million for efforts to study and counter violence within the city. So what has happened?
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Information Security for the Firearms Retailer — Yes, It Matters

NSSF Blog - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:46
What does information security have to do with firearms retailers? Cyber-security will continue to require your focus, with no end in sight, in today’s world.
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Rotary International Relents on Mistaken Firearms Policy Change

NSSF Blog - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 19:12
We are pleased to report that the Rotary International board has reversed the decision it made in January to adopt “revisions to the Code of Policies.”
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Getting the Lead Out: An Introduction to Shooting Range Lead Management

NSSF Blog - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 16:01
As a range owner or manager, you must ensure that you have proper practices and procedures in place to manage your lead-related risk.
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10 Tips for Keeping Your Security Camera System in Tip-Top Shape

NSSF Blog - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 09:47
A security camera system is a critical and necessary investment for every FFL and one that should be maintained to keep it in good condition. We recommend that you schedule regular system maintenance to protect your investment and ensure that you’re getting the best performance out of your camera system. Following are 10 easy tips […]
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