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Unintentional Firearms Accidents Fall 17 Percent

Good news on the topic of fatal firearms accidents. The National Safety Council’s “Injury Facts—2017 Edition” shows that the number of fatal firearms accidents dropped 17 percent from 2014 to 2015 to 489, the lowest total since record-keeping began in 1903.

“That’s about three-tenths of 1 percent of the 146,571 total accidental deaths from all other listed causes, which are up 8 percent from 2014 to 2015. It should be noted that the decrease, which was the largest percentage decline of any category, came in a year that saw record firearms sales to many millions of Americans.

“This latest release from the National Safety Council shows that the vast majority of the 100 million American firearms owners meet the serious responsibilities which come with firearms ownership,” said NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti. “They store their firearms safely and securely when not in use, and follow the basic rules of firearms safety when handling them.

“The many firearms safety educational programs sponsored by the firearms industry and firearms safety instructors nationwide, such as the NSSF’s Project ChildSafe, are also part of the reason for this ever-downward trend in firearms accidents,” Sanetti added. “We will continue to work with organizations interested in genuine firearms safety to help reduce the number of firearms accidents even further in the days and years ahead.”

Source: NSSF

Secretary Zinke Proclaims August National Shooting Sports Month

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has signed a proclamation declaring August National Shooting Sports Month. Secretary Zinke’s Statement: “I grew up in the mountains of northwest Montana, where I spent my time hunting and fishing …

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has signed a proclamation declaring August National Shooting Sports Month. Secretary Zinke’s Statement: “I grew up in the mountains of northwest Montana, where I spent my time hunting and fishing on our shared public lands. I was lucky to take my boys out on the same land that my dad […]

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21 State Attorneys General Defend Second Amendment Rights in Kolbe v. Hogan Case

AGs Argue 4th Circuit Ban on Modern Sporting Rifles Unconstitutional NEWTOWN, Conn. — Twenty-one state Attorneys General have filed a joint amici curiae, or “friends of the court,â€� brief supporting the petitioning of the U.S. Supreme Court by pla…

AGs Argue 4th Circuit Ban on Modern Sporting Rifles Unconstitutional NEWTOWN, Conn. — Twenty-one state Attorneys General have filed a joint amici curiae, or “friends of the court,â€� 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 […]

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The Need to Reel in New Hunters

Selling a hunting license is a challenge, but each license sold represents political strength for the hunting community, potential sales for the hunting industry and more dollars for conservation.
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Selling a hunting license is a challenge, but each license sold represents political strength for the hunting community, potential sales for the hunting industry and more dollars for conservation.

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Key Information to Increase Hunter Participation

People with similar lifestyles, attitudes and interests consume similar types of goods and services and, by extension, typically live in neighborhoods populated by similar people.
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People with similar lifestyles, attitudes and interests consume similar types of goods and services and, by extension, typically live in neighborhoods populated by similar people.

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Urge Support for S.556 the Bipartisan Sportsman’s Act of 2015

Thursday morning, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will vote to advance the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 (S.556) S.556 is a compilation of bills that will expand, enhance and protect America’s hunting and shooting her…

Thursday morning, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will vote to advance the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 (S.556) S.556 is a compilation of bills that will expand, enhance and protect America’s hunting and shooting heritage by increasing access to federal lands and reauthorizing several important conservation programs. As you know, hunting and shooting […]

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A Hunting and Marriage Comparison

Once a couple exchange their vows, the work toward building a long-term, hopefully life-long relationship begins. For hunting supply manufacturers and retailers, wildlife management agencies and other members of the hunting community, the same challeng…

Once a couple exchange their vows, the work toward building a long-term, hopefully life-long relationship begins. For hunting supply manufacturers and retailers, wildlife management agencies and other members of the hunting community, the same challenge begins when a person buys his or her first hunting license.

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New Facts to Help Us Retain Our Hunting Customers

If hunters are an important part of your business, then you need to understand as much as possible about who makes up that market segment.
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If hunters are an important part of your business, then you need to understand as much as possible about who makes up that market segment.

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December 2013 Range Report Available Online

Last week, the December 2013 edition of The Range Report, NSSF’s E-magazine for shooting facilities, was posted at its website, www.rangereport.org. You’ll find features and departments aimed to help improve your range. Take a look: Market Your Ran…

Last week, the December 2013 edition of The Range Report, NSSF’s E-magazine for shooting facilities, was posted at its website, www.rangereport.org. You’ll find features and departments aimed to help improve your range. Take a look: Market Your Range as a Destination By Carolee Anita Boyles From corporate meetings to weddings, your range can do more […]

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Reservations to Hunt: Native American lands might provide excellent opportunities

The following post comes to us from Tony Mandile, a regular contributor to NSSF.org’s “Hunting and Shooting Opportunitiesâ€� section. This article and others like it — as well as information about hunting and shooting opportunities in every stat…

The following post comes to us from Tony Mandile, a regular contributor to NSSF.org’s “Hunting and Shooting Opportunitiesâ€� section. This article and others like it — as well as information about hunting and shooting opportunities in every state — can be found at nssf.org/events.   Reservations to Hunt Native American lands might provide excellent opportunities By Tony Mandile […]

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