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NSSF Calls Foul on USFWS Director’s Parting Shot on Traditional Ammo

With one-day left of President Obama’s term, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe acted without dialogue or public comment. Was it one more instance of a public official going rogue and imposing a personal agenda, or finishing the business he was appointed to do? The timing certainly seems suspect, but it is the details that really matter. Here is the full analysis and release from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).

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NSSF Video: Shotgun vs. Handgun for Home Defense — Thunder Ranch

The argument between which firearm is best for home defense is almost as old as the 9mm vs. .45 ACP debate. However, we are still debating it because neither camp has conceded. The primary argument against the shotgun is a longer length leading to less maneuverability. On the other hand, the pistol offers better maneuverability, but lacks the stopping power of a shotgun and you may be giving up some accuracy according to the critics.

In this video, sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Clint Smith, president and director of the Thunder Ranch training center, talks about why the comparative length of a handgun—when used properly—is insignificant to that of a shotgun and that length alone should not be a deterrent when choosing a firearm for home defense.

Did the video change your opinion or strategy for protecting your home? Which do you depend on—shotgun, handgun, or both? What caliber, or gauge? Share your answers in the comment section.

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NSSF: Obama Administration’s Smart Gun Saga to Go out With a Pop Not Bang!

The topic of smart guns is always a contentious discussion that pits gun control advocates against supporters of the Second Amendment and law enforcement. Smart guns are anything but smart. Gun control advocates claim it is common sense technology and pro Second Amendment forces point out the dangers and flaws in the technology. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) recently published an article about the operational “Baseline Specifications for Law Enforcement Service Pistols with Security Technology” that is well worth the read.

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NSSF: HUNT S.A.F.E. . . . Hunting Checklist for Families

HUNT S.A.F.E. . . . NSSF’s Project ChildSafe program is in the midst of promoting its Hunt S.A.F.E. campaign, which urges hunters and all firearm owners to Secure your firearms when not in use; be Aware of those around you who are not authorized to have access to guns; Focus on your responsibility as a firearm owner; and Educate yourself and others about safe firearm handling and storage.

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The Firearm Industry’s Future Is on the Ballot #GUNVOTE

With one week left until the election, NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti is calling on all members of our industry (and The Shooter’s Log to our readers) to join together, go to the polls armed with the facts and, #GUNVOTE. While politicians say it all the time, this truly is the most important election in the history of our industry, and we need your help.

What facts should voters have when they go to the voting booth on Tuesday? How can readers help spread those facts to the general public? Share your answers in the comment section.

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NSSF Praises Bipartisan Introduction of Export Control Reform Act in House; Companion Bill in Senate

Could the latest proposed gun legislation be a win for the Second Amendment? Yes, but one that likely is not on your radar. “Because the administration has not moved forward in a timely manner to complete its own ECR Initiative, it is now time for Congress to move forward with legislation complete the ECR and reduce unneeded and burdensome regulations while improving our global competitiveness, create American jobs and enhance national security,” Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel said. 

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Overreaching ‘Enforcement Notice’ Earns Massachusetts a Lawsuit

Four federally-licensed Massachusetts firearms retailers and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, filed action in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts this week to challenge on Constitutional grounds the “Enforcement Notice” issued by state Attorney General Maura Healey.

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#GUNVOTE — Do Your Part to Support the Second Amendment

JOIN THE GUN INDUSTRY’S EFFORT IN 2016 . . . Beretta USA, Browning, Leupold, North American Arms, and Winchester Ammunition are among the 500 companies throughout our industry proudly displaying the #GUNVOTE icon on their websites. You should, too. If you do not have a website, post it to your social media and help spread the word.