LIST YOUR EVENTS FOR NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS MONTH Shooting ranges, firearms retailers, manufacturers and shooting organizations have stepped up to list nearly 300 events so far for the second National Shooting Sports Month, designed to encourage participation in target shooting throughout August. There’s still time for businesses to get involved before this celebration of recreational shooting begins.

U.S. HOUSE PASSES INTERIOR SPENDING BILL … The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Department of Interior Appropriations bill H.R. 6147 with NSSF-backed language that ensures none of the tax dollars can be used to block hunting and recreational shooting on federal lands if not previously prohibited. The legislation also forbids the government from pressuring banks to deny services to businesses based on reputation risk, as was the case with

Other NSSF News

  • A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit three-judge panel ruled 2-1 that an injunction blocking enforcement of California’s “high-capacity” magazine ban remains in effect until a lawsuit against it can be heard in full.
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has again vetoed legislation requiring state licensing and onerous regulations for federal firearms licensees. He previously rejected similar legislation.
  • NSSF and 14 other members of the American Wildlife Conservation Partners support Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s plan to reorganize the department to achieve “…more efficiency and effectiveness with more decision-making authority at the field level.”
  • Payroll logistics are common to any business, but to a small business they can seem daunting and mistakes can be costly to a business of any size. Could outsourcing be right for you?
  • RTSP firearms range and retail store has been awarded NSSF’s highest Five-Star rating for its phenomenal list of training options and dedicated staff.
  • ATF Q&A: More great questions came in on our 24/7 NSSF member compliance hotline last week. One question asks, “Are state abbreviations accepted on Lines 3, 13 and 19 of form 4473? If so, does it matter whether it is in postal format?”
  • Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court has sent the spin doctors into overdrive. Read Larry Keane’s blog post on why a commitment to originalism is right for the high court.
  • The Outdoor Writers Association of America awarded nine Bodie McDowell scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying outdoor communications. The scholarships provided $24,500 for the 2018-’19 school year.
  • USA Shooting’s 2018 Progressive-Position Pistol National Championships have concluded after two days of intense competition during the dual-venue match July 19-21 in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Anniston, Alabama.


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