PRESIDENT RECOGNIZES NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS MONTH … Trump issued a Presidential Message on National Shooting Sports Month,® saying, “Shooting sports are a terrific reminder of our constitutional liberty and the attendant benefits that accrue to a free people…” Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke seconded Trump’s statement by going to the range to promote the benefit to conservation funding from target shooting.

APPELLATE COURT UPHOLDS CALIF. HANDGUN ROSTER A three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld California’s Unsafe Handgun Act in a Second Amendment-based challenge supported by NSSF and SAAMI. Judge Bybee concurring in part and dissented in part said he would reverse a lower court decision, sending it back for more proceedings due to the act’s microstamping requirement that created a roster that does not allow introduction of new handguns into California.

NSSF HOSTS IMPORT/EXPORT CONFERENCE IN D.C. Last week the NSSF and F.A.I.R Trade Group hosted the 17th annual Firearms Import/Export Conference in Washington, DC. This year’s speakers included key officials from ATF, the State Department and Commerce Department. The nearly 300 participants learned firsthand how the coming changes to export control rules will impact their businesses.

More NSSF News:


  • News coverage of a judge’s order blocking release of downloadable blueprints for 3D-printed plastic firearms was overblown, as explained in Larry Keane’s blog post.
  • Manufacturers and retailers selling or shipping into California need to be aware of changes to Prop 65 rules, effective Aug. 31, that require modification to warning labels for products sold there.
  • An NSSF Government Relations team attended the National Conference of State Legislatures annual Legislative Summit to interact with legislators and staffers to acquaint them with issues of concern and legislative priorities for the firearms and ammunition industry.
  • ATF recently posted updated processing times clearly showing that filing NFA forms electronically results in much faster processing, with a typical processing time of seven days versus one month for paper forms. Learn more about e-filing.
  • The latest “Behind the Firing Line” highlights Nashville Armory’s adaptable business model that helps propel its profits by applying research-based improvements and adjustments.
  • ATF Q&A: Questions came in on our 24/7 NSSF member compliance hotline last week. One question asks, “A member of my town’s Police Department, whom I know very well, tries to buy a firearm for official use, but does not have a letter of authorization. Considering I know them so well, do I still have to do a NICS check?”
  • The July 2018 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 821,260 is a decrease of 9.5 percent compared to the July 2017 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 907,348. Log in to see the full data.
  • The latest Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax Collection report released by the TTB is posted in the NSSF portal. Members can log in to view detailed data on quarterly excise taxes.
  • SSF’s Project ChildSafe firearms safety education program has recognized Miles Hall as Oklahoma City’s S.A.F.E. Summer “Local Champion” for his lifelong efforts in raising awareness and promoting firearms safety and education.
  • The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute® welcomes new member On Target Ammunition, a leading manufacturer of rifle and pistol cartridges.
  • Center Target Sports is hosting its 7th annual Customer Appreciation Event, in the Inland Northwest, Saturday August 11 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m..  


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