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NSSF: Range Dates — Valentine’s Day Ideas That Aim to Please

Sometimes it is appropriate to step outside the traditional atmosphere of Valentine’s Day, put away the chocolates, cards or flowers, and put on your sexy tactical shooting pants. Whether your significant other and you are new to the shooting sports or experienced, there are plenty of creative ways to make this year’s Valentine’s Day date at the range romantically unforgettable.

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Neil Gorsuch’s Nomination to the Supreme Court — Good for Gun Owners?

Will the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court be good for gun owners? The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and National Rifle Association certainly seem to think so. The Hill described Gorsuch as, “Unassailable in his experience, intellect, and demeanor. What is left is his conservative view of the law, but he is not the type of nominee who can be easily “Borked.”

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Hunting and Outdoors

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

“This directive is irresponsible and driven not out of sound science but unchecked politics,” said Lawrence Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel. “The timing alone is suspect. This directive was published without dialogue with industry, sportsmen and conservationists. The next director should immediately rescind this, and instead create policy based upon scientific evidence of population impacts with regard to the use of traditional ammunition.”

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

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Reducing the Annual Suicide Rate 20 Percent by 2025

Of all firearms-related deaths in the U.S. in 2015, almost two-thirds were suicide deaths, according to the 2015 Fatal Injury Report, Center for Disease Control and Prevention. To help stem this tragic loss of life, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) today announced at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas a partnership to launch a new firearms and suicide prevention education program nationwide in 2017.

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

The argument between which firearm—shotgun or handgun—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. 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 why length alone should not be a deterrent when choosing a firearm for home defense.

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Energy & Natural Resources Bill — Why Is It Important to You?

On its surface, covering the Energy & Natural Resources Bill may seem out of place on The Shooter’s Log. However, an amendment to the Energy & Natural Resources Bill is the bipartisan Sportsman’s Act which revises a variety of existing programs to expand access to, and opportunities for, hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting.