NSSF on SCOTUS Confirmation
NSSF ON SCOTUS CONFIRMATION … NSSF® on Saturday issued the following statement: Judge Brett Kavanaugh is among the most highly qualified nominees ever to be considered for the United States Supreme Court. Upon completion of the FBI investigation and determination by that agency that there is no evidence that would disqualify him from a career of service, NSSF calls for the United States Senate to act quickly and to vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the nation’s highest
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 5TH ANNUAL HAVA GOLF CLASSIC  Registration is now open for the 5th Annual NSSF/HAVA Golf Classic. Organized to support Honored American Veterans Afield, the pre-SHOT Show outing is a charity event that raises money to support disabled veterans with their healing process through guided hunts, target shooting events and other outdoor sports activities. Register today.
BROWN SIGNS ONE, VETOS THREE BILLS  California Gov. Brown signed SB 1100, raising the minimum age from 18 to 21 to purchase any firearm, with limited exceptions. He vetoed SB 1177 that would have prohibited purchasing more than one firearm in a 30-day period; SB 221 that would have stopped gun shows at the Cow Palace; and SB 1487 prohibiting importation, and possession in some instances, of certain, legally-taken African species.
HOW EXCISE TAXES ARE BEING PUT TO GOOD USE  Manufacturers of firearms and ammunition paid approximately $650 million in excise taxes in 2017, more than $12 billion having been collected since 1937. These funds are used by state wildlife agencies for a variety of purposes. Learn more and see one recent example of how these funds assist with conservation efforts..
More NSSF News
  • Washington State’s I-1639 30-page ballot initiative is the nation’s “most ambitious” gun control measure. NSSF strongly urges Washingtonians to vote against I-1639.
     
  • The FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Data for 2017 showed a 3.3 percent decrease in the national crime report, the 15th consecutive year of decreases.
     
  • Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is the latest elected official who supports hunting and the shooting sports to agree to participate in an NSSF Q&A feature.
  • Beginning today, Louisiana FFLs must report any NICS denial to the sheriff of the parish in which the attempted purchase occurred and to the Louisiana Automated Victim Notification System. For questions: [email protected] or (225) 342-1894.
     
  • Centennial Gun Club has utilized NSSF’s First Shots program to bring in a steady flow of new shooters over the last six years. See how your range can do the same.
     
  • ATF Q&A: More great questions came in on our 24/7 NSSF Member Compliance Hotline last week. One question asks, “How should a licensee respond to a police officer’s request for an original 4473?”
  • NSSF has posted a brief webinar explaining the benefits of the Financial Benchmarking Report and covering key ratios that all firearms retailers should be using.
  • Midway USA’s Larry and Brenda Potterfield have been honored by Missouri Governor Mike Parsons with the Governor’s State of Missouri Conservation Award.
     
  • Taylor Farmer won two bronze medals and set a Junior World Record at the World Shooting Para Sport World Cup last week.
     
  • John Joss won a silver medal and earned the United States its first Paralympic quota for 2020 while competing at the World Shooting Para Sport (WSPS) World Cup in Chateauroux, France.
     
  • The 33rd Gun Rights Policy Conference attracted a record high attendance of more than 800. Former MLB all-star pitcher Curt Schilling received the first “Gun Rights Hall of Fame” award at the conference.
     
  • The nation’s first pro-gay, pro-gun group, The Pink Pistols, has joined forces with Operation Blazing Sword, a program dedicated to firearm education, training and support for the LGBTQ community.
     
  • NSSF and Project ChildSafe will be represented at The Well Armed Woman’s fifth national leadership conference Oct. 5-7 in Branson, Missouri. Nearly 400 TWAW chapter leaders will attend.
     
  • The team from Sportsmen’s Alliance were recent guests on Steven Rinella’s MeatEater podcast discussing the ways hunting is being attacked and how they are defending hunters from an onslaught of pending legislation.

 

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