DON’T MISS DEALS DURING NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS MONTH®  Have you participated in National Shooting Sports Month? If not, it’s not too late. You can browse through a list of promos, deals and discounts that businesses are running until the end of the month. Enter the Trigger Time Sweepstakes for your chance to win one of many great prizes! Get others involved on social media and use the hashtag #LetsGoShootingTM.

MENTORING REWARDED  NSSF and Walker’s Game Ear have launched a mentor initiative that encourages experienced target shooters and hunters to invite new individuals to the range or field. NSSF and Walker’s are providing free Razor Ear Muffs (valued at $69.99) to the first 2,000 mentors. Participants must sign a pledge online and share a photo or short video of their experience with a new hunter or shooter to claim their reward.

KAVANAUGH HEARINGS BEGIN AFTER LABOR DAY  Confirmation hearings for Judge Kavanaugh to become the next Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court begin just after Labor Day. The Court hasn’t taken up a firearms-related case in eight years, but a few could be in contention for review with Kavanaugh on the bench. NSSF’s Larry Keane and Mark Oliva sat down with former U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), for a video explaining what’s in store for the upcoming hearings.

More NSSF News:


  • Louisiana’s state bond commission voted 7-6 to ban Bank of America and Citigroup from an upcoming bond sale, citing the financial institutions’ “restrictive” gun policies.
  • Montana Gov. Steve Bullock told CNN he would support a ban on modern sporting rifles. NSSF’s Larry Keane takes on the governor’s flip-flop.
  • An op-ed by Frank Miniter in The Washington Times uses simple math to show Democrats they are mistaken in viewing gun owners as a shrinking minority.
  • As an FFL, you have a responsibility to do everything you can to strengthen your security and present yourself as a hard target for criminals. Consider these cost-effective strategies for ramping-up your security plan.
  • Carolina Sporting Arms has identified proven strategies to grow its business in a competitive environment. Learn how it has found success by focusing on building strong community ties and maintaining NSSF Five-Star standards.
  • ATF Q&A: More questions came in on our 24/7 NSSF Member Compliance Hotline last week. One question asks, “Is it unlawful to sell a Saiga rifle that comes with a 10-round magazine and includes a larger-capacity magazine with the sale in a state where such a magazine is legal?”
  • Grand View Outdoors shares the many ways in which it benefits from SHOT Show every year. Between content development, networking, educational opportunities and identifying industry trends, the SHOT Show provides an unparalleled experience for industry media.
  • During National Shooting Sports Month, prominent target shooters on social media are teaming up with NSSF to offer unique shooting sports gearboxes to their audiences.
  • NSSF’s Larry Keane and Lesli Allison of the Western Landowners Alliance co-authored “Responsibility and Stewardship when Shooting on Public Lands” in the Colorado Spring Gazette.Kim Rhode, Caitlin Connor, Vincent Hancock and Frank Thompson are among the USA Shooting Shotgun Team members hoping to snag Olympic quota slots for the team at the upcoming ISSF World Championship in Changwon, South Korea.
  • The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit’s (USAMU’s) Sergeant First Class Walter Craig fired a new record score in the National Trophy Team competition this month at the Camp Perry ranges, surpassing the previous record that had stood for more than a decade.
  • Rhode Island’s DEM’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is pleased to reopen the completely renovated Great Swamp Shooting Range funded entirely by revenue generated from the federal Pittman-Robertson funds.


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