Generous Industry Sponsor Support Key to Successful 2015 SHOT Show

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 The success of the 2015 SHOT Show was due in great part to the many dedicated industry sponsors that contributed generously in support of the firearm industry’s largest trade show. For many of our sponsors, this was not the first time they have stepped up to the plate.

Outdoor Channel made a remarkable fifth consecutive appearance as one...

The Growing Diversity of Gun Ownership

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image Last October, Pennsylvania resident Shaneen Allen was arrested in New Jersey after being pulled over for a minor traffic violation. When the police approached her vehicle, the single mother voluntarily disclosed that she had a gun in her vehicle and had been issued a concealed carry permit in her home state. Since Allen was in New Jersey, which...

Shooting Industry Masters Competition Raises Record-Matching $70,000 for NSSF’s First Shots Program

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As team winners for the Industry Division, Daniel Defense Team 2 (Jason Poston, Ed Parsons, Vadim Dale and Kevin Flores) had time on their side as they plundered their way to first place — they left Florida with a bounty of wall clocks to remember their victory. Photo courtesy FMG Publications.

Year after year, FMG Publications leads the way for a...

Firearms Retailers Now Off ‘Operation Choke Point’ Watch List

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August 4, 2014By nssfnewsComments Off

image In a move prompted by NSSF’s work with assistance from the NRA in getting the issue addressed by key members of Congress, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) last week reported that firearms retailers are no longer on a watch list of businesses deemed at higher risk for fraud.  The FDIC’s list was co...

Import/Export Conference Helps Firearms Industry Members Stay Informed of Law, Regulatory Issues

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August 5, 2014By nssfnewsComments Off

image The 13th Annual Firearms Import/Export Conference is under way with a comprehensive agenda designed to help ensure that members of the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry stay informed of and in compliance with the extensive federal laws and regulations governing the import and export of...

Colorado Experience Invalidates Big Private Transfer ‘Loophole’ Myth

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We have long known that the argument of gun control activists that 40 percent of gun sales in this country occur without a background check was bogus. Even the Washington Post zinged President Obama in 2013 for his frequent use of that ersatz stat, awarding three of four possible Pinocchio’s in a rating category that requires “significant factual e...

Retailers and Vendors—Profit Partners

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August 26, 2014By William F. KendyComments Off

image As a firearms retailer, you count on continuous services from your vendors. Indeed, today’s vendors need to be your business partners. Having said that, the street goes both ways. You as a retailer also need to be your vendors’ partner.

Let’s start with the retailer side of the coin. Retailers should e...

NSSF Members Amplify the ‘Own It? Respect It. Secure It.’ Initiative

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September 3, 2014By Steve SanettiComments Off

In June, the National Shooting Sports Foundation unveiled the “Own It? Respect It. Secure It.” initiativeto amplify our industry’s long-standing commitment to firearm safety and build upon decades of successful public outreach and education.

We have worked tirelessly to provide firearm owners with...

Reagan National Airport Says No to Public Service Ads Deemed OK at 5 Other Airports

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Project ChildSafe is About Safety, Not Politics – and Yet …

imageProject ChildSafe, run by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, is the firearms industry’s longstanding program to promote safe firearms storage. Since 2003, Project ChildSafe has partnered with law enforcement agencies in all 50 states to distribute more than 36 million safety kits,...

5 Need to Know Retailing Financial Concepts

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September 9, 2014By William F. KendyComments Off

image While you don’t have to be an accountant to be a retailer, it doesn’t hurt to have an understanding of some key financial tools. Here are some of the most important to keep in mind.

1. Cost of Goods SoldThe cost of goods sold (COGS) is what it costs you to stock items. That can include freight,...

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