Traditional Ammunition Gets ProtectionUnder Newly-Signed Law Backed by NSSF
NSSF HAILS ENACTMENT OF PRIORITY LEGISLATION . . .
Late on last Wednesday afternoon, the day before Thanksgiving,
President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act
of 2015. In an important accomplishment for America's hunters and target
shooters, that legislation included a provision precluding the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from asserting Toxic Substance
Control Act (TSCA) authority over ammunition and its component parts.
Radical anti-hunting organizations have been trying to force the EPA to
issue a regulation under TSCA to ban traditional ammunition. Read the NSSF press release.
- HIGHEST BLACK FRIDAY PERIOD IN NICS HISTORY . . . The
National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reports that
it processed 185,345 transactions on Nov. 27, Black Friday, making the
day the highest Black Friday ever and the highest day in NICS history.
The highest previous day was Dec. 21, 2012 with 177,170 background
checks. For the entire Nov. 26-29 2015 four-day Black Friday period
368,774 checks were completed, a 9.9 percent increase over the 335,555
checks conducted over the corresponding 2014 4-day period. It should be
noted that these statistics represent the number of firearm background
checks initiated through the NICS. They do not represent the number of
firearms sold. Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a
one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background
check and a firearm sale.
- NISSAN RETURNS AS 2016 SHOT SHOW PRESS ROOM SPONSOR . . .
NSSF is pleased to announce that global auto manufacturer Nissan will
return for the third year in a row as the Official Sponsor of the 2016
SHOT Show Press Room. A leading maker of cars, trucks, SUVs and vans for
the consumer and commercial markets, Nissan's North American
headquarters is located in Franklin, Tennessee. More than 2,500 members
of the outdoor press attend the SHOT Show each year. Read more.
- WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: 'TIPS & TRICKS FOR PODCASTING, VIDEO, INTERVIEWS, PHOTOGRAPHY' . . . More
than 62,000 industry professionals attend SHOT Show, but there are a
lot more people who wish they were there. In this webinar you'll learn
how to use podcasting, live-stream and recorded video, man-on-the-street
interviews and photography to reach your target audience and the
consumer. This free SHOT Show exhibitor webinar, presented by trade show
industry expert and author of The Social Trade Show, Traci Browne, is
scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 2 to 2:45 p.m. EST. Learn more.
- NSSF MEMBERS SAVE BIG AT SHOT SHOW . . . All firearms industry professionals should complete their registration
to attend the 2016 SHOT Show now to take advantage of early bird
pricing. NSSF Members receive additional member-only incentives, some
available for only a limited time, so it is critical that everyone who
plans to attend the show complete the registration process as soon as
- TOP COPS TELL CITIZENS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES, BUT DENY THEM GUNS . . . In
the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, the top cops of Washington,
D.C., and New York City suggested that citizens should take action to
defend themselves if faced with a similar attack. These statements make
sense to many gun owners, some of whom may already carry concealed, but
what makes this astounding is that both of these police chiefs are
viewed as two of the most anti-gun in the country. Read Larry Keane's blog post.
Read NSSF's latest Government Relations News.
- ENTER FIRST SHOTS '10 YEARS & 10 PRIZES SWEEPSTAKES' BEFORE DEC. 15 . . . There is still time to enter the First Shots "10 Years & 10 Prizes Sweepstakes." Just submit a photo
of you taking your first shots or helping someone take their first
shots to be entered into the random drawing for a chance to win great prizes. See official rules for complete details.
- REGISTER TODAY FOR LEAD MANAGEMENT AND OSHA COMPLIANCE WORKSHOP . . . Time
is running out to register for NSSF's Lead Management and OSHA
Compliance Workshop. The event will be held Dec. 13-15 in Orlando,
Florida, and is open to all shooting range owners and operators. Two new
speakers `” Joe Gorman, Comfort Air Product Manager, Camfil, and Scott
Kranz, Senior Project Manager, AECOM `” have been added to the workshop
lineup. With over 30 years of combined experience in the range
community, they add a lot of value to this must-attend workshop. Learn more.
- FBI ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN DEPLOYMENT SCHEDULE OF NEW NICS . . . The
planned deployment of Phase 1 of the New NICS on Jan. 12, 2016, has
changed. The FBI CJIS Division is in the process of rescheduling the
delivery date. Another spotlight will be distributed as soon as the
delivery date is scheduled. As always, please reach out to the NICS
Liaison staff with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- INDUSTRY MATCHES ATF REWARDS IN THEFT CASES . . . When
federally licensed firearms retailers (FFLs) are burglarized or robbed,
NSSF stands ready to assist the field offices of the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and their state/local law
enforcement partners. NSSF will match ATF reward offers for information
leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft
of firearms. If violence is involved, as has occurred in some armed
robberies, NSSF may double its reward offer. See this video.
- ATF Q&A . . . Many great questions came in on our 24/7 NSSF member compliance hotline last week. One question
asks how a firearm should be recorded into record books when the
firearm only has a serial number but no make or model present. Another question relates to a family member retrieving a pawned firearm and whether that constitutes a straw purchase.
- DID YOU KNOW? . . . SHOT Show University tickets are discounted
for NSSF Retailer and Range members. Premium Retailer and Premium
Range members receive one free ticket for the event. SHOT Show
University is an educational day-long session for retailers and ranges
that is held the day before the official opening of the SHOT Show. Learn more.
News of Note
- OWAA NOTES POSITIVE ACTION ON PUBLIC LANDS FILMING . . . According to a press release
from the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), the Senate
Energy and Natural Resources Committee has supported an amended
Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act with language specifically exempting the
"newsgathering" process from permits and fees for commercial filming on
public lands. The bill further exempts film or photography crews of
three or fewer from fees. OWAA leaders have fought to have changes made
in the bill and were invited by Senate committee attorneys to explain
journalists' needs and expectations. Read more.
- FINDING HIS SPORT`”SKEET . . .
A story by WIBW out of Topeka, Kansas, focuses on high school senior
Wayne Purcell and his practice sessions on a $15,000 custom-built
international skeet training range in his backyard, from which he hopes
to realize his dreams of making the U.S. national team and possibly
compete in the Olympics. The story cites NSSF statistics on firearm
safety. Read more.
- FIREARMS INDUSTRY JOBS . . . Visit jobs.nssf.org
for current employment opportunities in the shooting, hunting and
outdoor industry. Unmatched job listing exposure, easy online job
management, rÃ©sumÃ© search and rÃ©sumÃ© uploading for job seekers gives
NSSF members and non-members more opportunities than ever before.
"To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports."
Visit the NSSF website and see how we accomplish this mission.
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