National Shooting Sports Foundation

Organizations opposed to repeal of Pittman-Robertson

In case you haven’t heard, according to a report issued by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga) has introduced legislation that would repeal the Pittman-Robertson excise tax on firearms and ammunition. The NSSF along with dozens of conservation organizations has raised concerns about the ill-advised scheme to alter the funding of the American System of Conservation Funding….

Reports: Sportsmen, women contribute over $93 billion to economy

New economic reports by Southwick Associates reveals more than 53 million Americans consider themselves sportsmen and women, spending more than $93.5 billion in 2016 on gear, licenses, travel, clothing, gas and more. In a series of reports released Tuesday, Sept. 4 by the American Sportfishing Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), expenditures made for hunting,…

DNR gets boost in efforts to improve public shooting ranges in Michigan – to the tune of $1.25 million

(Michigan DNR)The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently approved a total of $1.25 million over a five-year period for the Michigan DNR to provide up to 75 percent of funding for improvements to partner shooting ranges throughout Michigan. The DNR received these additional federal funds via the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (Pittman-Robertson Act), through which hunters and sport…

NSSF report: Firearms industry economic impact rises 169 percent since 2008

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $51.4 billion in 2017, a 169 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to almost 310,000, an 87 percent increase in that period, according to a report released by…

South Dakota added to Hunting Works for America mix

NEWTOWN, Conn. — For the third time in 2017, the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Hunting Works For America program has expanded its reach. Hunting Works For South Dakota launched on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Hunting Works For South Dakota joins Hunting Works For New York and Hunting Works For Illinois as a member of the 2017 class. Hunting Works For South…

NSSF launches Hunting Works for Illinois

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, has announced that a new Hunting Works For America chapter has been established in Illinois. Hunting Works For Illinois joins other Midwestern states in the program, including Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa. All told, the Hunting Works For America program now includes 16…

NSSF adds two staffers

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, has announced that Mike Vrooman has joined the staff as its managing director of member services, and John McNamara has signed on as the organization’s new senior director of retailer services. Mike Vrooman As managing director of member services, Vrooman will oversee the team responsible…

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…

Minnesota-based Bill’s Gun Shop & Range earns NSSF Five-Star Rating

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has announced that Bill’s Gun Shop & Range, with stores across the Upper Midwest, has achieved Five-Star Ratings at all five locations. Originally a single range built into Minnesota’s Robbinsdale Town Center in 1998, Bill’s Gun Shop & Range was purchased by current owner John Monson in 2003. That purchase was followed by…