We are truly saddened by and our hearts go out to the victims and their families, all the congregants of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and the brave and dedicated law enforcement and emergency medical personnel who responded to the scene of this heinous and unspeakably cruel hate crime.

On behalf of the members of our industry, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has long advocated for effective solutions to prevent unauthorized access to firearms by criminals, the dangerously mentally ill, children and others who cannot be trusted to handle firearms in a safe and responsible manner.

The firearms industry welcomes participation in the national conversation to make our communities and our schools safer. We will continue to lead and participate in finding and enhancing practical solutions that protect lives and preserve the rights of law-abiding Americans.

INDUSTRY SHARES FIREARMS SAFETY MESSAGE NSSF helped educate municipal, non-profit and corporate safety professionals about the firearms industry’s efforts with Project ChildSafe® to encourage responsible gun ownership and storage at the National Safety Council Expo in Houston last week. Project ChildSafe is one of many industry programs, including Operation Secure Store®, Fix NICS® and suicide prevention, that work to help keep guns out of the wrong hands.

NSSF RELEASES 2018 CONGRESSIONAL SCORECARD  NSSF has released its 2018 Congressional Scorecard to assist voters when deciding which incumbent candidates, based on their voting records, are most likely to support their ability to purchase firearms and to exercise their Constitutional rights. The scorecard is an extension of NSSF’s #GUNVOTE voter education initiative.

More NSSF News:

  • NSSF supports President Trump’s nomination of Aurelia Skipwith to be Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She is the first African American and the third woman nominated for the post.
  • Missouri’s Conservation Department proposes banning lead ammunition for dove hunting on 20 conservation areas and adding 16 such areas to the 21 that now prohibit lead shot for all hunting. Residents can submit comments by Wednesday, Oct. 31.
  • NSSF has posted a Q&A with U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture.
  • This month’s “From the Counter” column for FFLs highlights best-practice standards from Cal Customs Guns, an independent retailer in Southern California.
  • As a range owner it is very important to understand how to effectively plan a lead reclamation and maintenance schedule. This article addresses some of the common questions surrounding lead reclaimed from outdoor ranges.
  • ATF Q&A: More great questions came in on our 24/7 NSSF Member Compliance Hotline last week. One question asks, “When completing the transfer of firearms owners across state lines, should the Acquisition and Disposition book have the customer’s name in it or the name of the dealer to whom I sent it?”
  • Millions of folks participate in clay sports and spend big dollars on these fun, social and outdoor activities. Learn more about these clay sports enthusiasts in NSSF’s Industry Intelligence Report entitled The Clay Sports Participant.
  • NSSF’s Project ChildSafe® program is promoting its Hunt S.A.F.E. campaign on social media and in print, as with this article on 10 Hunt S.A.F.E. tips.
  • At its Expo Awards Dinner, NASGW announced its Leadership and Caliber Awards winners in partnership with the Professional Outdoor Media Association. Among the winners was Ruger, which was named Firearms Manufacturer of the Year.
  • The Pink Pistols announced that the organization’s founder, Doug Krick, known to his friends as “Krikket,” passed away recently. The Pink Pistols is now a division of Operating Blazing Sword, with both groups dedicated to firearms education for the gender and sexual-minority community.
  • The 11th Annual Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) National Family Day was held recently at the San Antonio Police Academy with more than 400 disabled veterans, spouses, children and volunteers attending.
  • From October 29 through November 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (10 times the usual amount) to Project ChildSafe, Inc. when you shop on Amazon at the Amazon Smile site. Remember to select Project ChildSafe, Inc., as your preferred charity.


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