NSSF: August is National Shooting Sports Month

NEWTOWN, Conn. — There are countless celebration days and months in America, and now the shooting sports have one of their own.

In a news release Thursday, July 27, the National Shooting Sports Foundation declared August to be National Shooting Sports Month, a time to celebrate one of America’s great pastimes — target shooting.

NSSF developed the celebration month to focus attention on the shooting sports community — shooting ranges, firearms retailers, manufacturers and recreational shooters — and the fun and excitement of target shooting.

An estimated 50 million Americans participate in target shooting sports, and millions more have expressed interest in learning about rifle, shotgun and handgun shooting, according to NSSF research.

To help people find ways to celebrate, NSSF has launched www.ShootingSportsMonth.org. Among its many interactive features, the site contains an easy range search by state, events and sales promotions across the country and many other resources for target shooters of all skill levels.

— National Shooting Sports Foundation

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