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News

NSSF: Statement on Chicago Gun Trace Report

We have all seen surveys that claim gun owners support a proposal based on a couple of pieces such as these when in fact the anti gun forces are proposing something much more insidious. Chicago’s latest Gun Trace report may be just such as a strategy, but that is for the reader’s to decide. Here is the reading and analysis from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).

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General

U.S. Government Report: Gun Locks Work, Doctor Lectures Do Not

“Our review of the studies relating to safe storage approaches (device distribution and physician consultation) found that providing a free locking device to study participants influenced behavior to store firearms more safely and physician consultation generally did not.” Read the full story.

DOJ Cracking down on unlawful gun possession graph

News

There’s a New Sheriff in Town: Charging Criminals for a Change

There’s a new sheriff in town and criminals are increasingly finding out what that means. President Trump issued a directive, which seemed novel to some, and common sense to most lawful gun owners. According to a recently released memo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department was directed to focus on getting illegal guns, and those who possessed them, off the streets.

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Fishing

Conservation — Good Idea, Great Tradition

Over 100 years ago, hunters and anglers were the earliest and most vocal supporters of conservation and scientific wildlife management. They were the first to recognize that rapid development and unregulated uses of wildlife were threatening the future of many species. The fact that game numbers across the board are at all-time highs is the direct result of these early conservationists efforts. The biggest threat to the future of conservation is a future without hunters and anglers to continue the tradition.

New Orelans underwater after Hurricane Katrina

Camping & Survival

What to Do with Firearms and Ammunition Affected by Flood Waters

You do not have to be a victim of a hurricane to experience the destructive effects of flooding. A broken pipe, ruptured water heater, or a sump pump that goes out during a storm is enough to do it in some areas. In any case, flooding and firearms are not only a bad mix, it can be a financial disaster. This leaves firearms owners who have seen their guns and stored ammunition submerged by flood waters wondering whether their firearms and ammunition can be salvaged and used safely. Fortunately, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) have the answer.

News

21 State AGs Argue 4th Circuit Ban on Modern Sporting Rifles Unconstitutional

Twenty-one state Attorneys General have filed a joint amici curiae, or “friends of the court,” brief supporting the petitioning of the U.S. Supreme Court by plaintiffs, including the National Shooting Sports Foundation, to take up Kolbe v. Hogan, the case in which the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decided Maryland could ban semi-automatic modern sporting rifles on grounds they are “like” firearms in use by the military.

General

10 Ways to Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has brought manufacturers and retailers together to a month-long celebration of the shooting sports. There are a ton of rebates, discounts, and sales to help you save some cash or allow you to stretch each dollar further. Here is the full release from the NSSF.

Video cover of how to safely load and unload an AR-15 rifle

How-To

NSSF: Safely Loading and Unloading the AR-15

Whether you already have an AR-15, or are simply doing a little research before heading to range for the first time, the following video from National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) AR-15 Administrative Load and Unload: Modern Sporting Rifle Tip demonstrates two different ways to safely load the AR-15. By following these simple instructions and heeding the lesson of head up, eyes up, gun up, you’ll enjoy and safe day which will start you down the path to earning the respect and trust of the shooter’s around you.

Man drawing a firearm while seatbelted in a car

Safety and Training

Video: Drawing Your Pistol in a Car

Director of the SIG Sauer Academy in New Hampshire, Adam Painchaud shares a defensive pistol tip to ensure a safe holster draw while seated in your vehicle—should the need ever arise. Painchaud also discusses some other options for carrying while in a vehicle.