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NSSF PAC Hosts Senator Chuck Grassley and Katie Pavlich at 2016 SHOT Show Reception

February 3, 2016

Sen. Chuck Grassley (left) and Katie Pavlich (right) were special guests at the 2016 SHOT Show PAC event.

NSSF PAC held its most widely attended PAC event to date during the 2016 SHOT Show. Speakers included Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as author, editor, and political pundit Katie Pavlich. Senator Grassley, a steadfast supporter of the Second Amendment, spoke about the significance of the 2016 elections to our industry and the important role that PAC's, such as the NSSF PAC, play in the political process. Katie spoke passionately about the industry's current firearms initiatives and stressed the importance of maintaining our industry's strong voice in Washington.


2014 NSSF PAC Year in Review Now Available

March 3, 2015

The NSSF PAC's 2014 Year in Review is now available. Read about the significant accomplishments your industry's PAC had this past year, including the incredible success it had in the midterm elections. Over 96% of the pro-industry, pro-Second Amendment and pro-sportsmen candidates the NSSF PAC supported won their elections. The coming year and beyond will present challenges for industry as gun control groups develop new strategies to use their vast resources more cunningly. We must continue to stand our ground, be adaptable and support those who support us, especially with a drastically different political landscape expected on the horizon.


Sheriff Clarke Will Attend 2015 SHOT Show

December 21, 2014

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. spoke to an engaged audience of industry leaders at the NSSF PAC reception held during the 2015 SHOT Show. Sheriff Clarke spoke passionately about protecting the Second Amendment, as well as the need for continued industry involvement in the political process.

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2013 NSSF PAC Year in Review Now Available

March 26, 2014

The NSSF PAC's 2013 Year in Review is hot off the press. Read about the significant accomplishments your industry's PAC had this past year and the opportunities that await us and our political allies in the upcoming midterm elections. We must remain active to stop the onslaught of bad gun control legislation as well as a president who cares little about the U.S. Constitution. The report is a rally call for all of us to come together today so we still have a thriving industry and a strong Second Amendment tomorrow.


NSSF PAC Hosts Successful Reception at SHOT Show

January 21, 2014

The National Shooting Sports Foundation Political Action Committee (PAC) kicked off election year 2014 at the SHOT Show with a reception featuring co-host of CNN's Crossfire, S.E. Cupp. The author and columnist spoke to NSSF members about the ongoing threats to our businesses and our constitutional rights.

Reminding attendees of some of the major challenges of 2013, S.E. Cupp stressed the importance of industry involvement in the political process. Now is the time to learn more about our industry's PAC and how we are defending our allies in Congress during this crucial election year.



Key Player in Gun Control Debate Addresses NSSF PAC

May 1, 2013

To kick off the NSSF's Sixth Annual Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C., the NSSF PAC hosted a reception honoring U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.). As chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Goodlatte will help shape policies affecting the industry for years to come.

In his address, Chairman Goodlatte emphasized, "We should not back away from the fact that we have a constitutional right to own firearms and we'll work to protect that every way we can." He went on to say, "We want to do everything we can that will keep people who are not lawfully allowed to own firearms from owning them - criminals, people with mental health commitments - but we want to do it without imposing burdens on law-abiding citizens. For the president to demand that votes be taken on new measures when the current law is not being enforced is concerning."



Time to Stand Together

January 16, 2013

In a period of serious threats to the firearms and ammunition industry, it's imperative that the firearms industry stands together. A well-attended NSSF PAC reception on Monday evening gave indication that it is doing just that.

An engaged cross-section of industry gathered to recognize those that have been instrumental in the PAC's successes and to learn more about the PAC's achievements and its importance in advancing industry's government relations priorities. Making a special appearance at the reception was long-time industry friend and former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour. In his keynote address, Gov. Barbour shared his perspectives on the current anti-gun, anti-industry climate, and he focused on the need for all in the firearms industry to get involved in the political process to address the threats and challenges industry members face.

"We were honored that Gov. Barbour could join us at the SHOT Show," said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel and NSSF PAC treasurer. "He is one of our nation's sharpest political minds and a champion of the Second Amendment."

"The Obama Administration has the industry in their sights," said Gov. Barbour. "Everyone ought to belong to the NSSF PAC. Everyone needs to understand they need to take part."

"The NSSF PAC is a cornerstone of NSSF's government relations efforts in Washington, D.C., and is the only political action committee dedicated to helping elect to Congress pro-industry, pro-sportsmen and pro-Second Amendment candidates."



Elections Over, More of the Same in Washington

November 19, 2012

As the dust settles on the 2012 Election, it’s clear that the status quo reigns in Washington, D.C. Fortunately, a bipartisan, pro-gun majority exists in both the Senate and the House. Read the NSSF PAC’s Post-Election Report to learn more about the impact the elections will have on America’s firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, your business and our firearms freedoms and how you can get engaged.



NSSF PAC-Endorsed Congressman Kind Stands with Sportsmen on Passage of Historic Legislation

November 15, 2012

Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wisc.) has been an outspoken proponent of hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Rep. Kind stands with sportsmen in calling for the immediate passage of the bi-partisanSportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S.3525) - historic legislation that includes the firearms industry’s top legislative priority, the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Protection Act(S.838), which would clarify that ammunition is excluded from regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Toxic Substances Control Act.



Sen. Tester, Rep. Miller Honored as NSSF's Legislators of the Year

April 18, 2012


Pictured left to right: NSSF President Steve Sanetti, Sen. Jon Tester, Rep. Jeff Miller and NSSF Senior Vice President Lawrence G. Keane.

Last year, Sen. Tester and Rep. Miller, who are co-chairs of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus in their respective chambers, introduced the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Protection Act (S. 838/H.R. 1558) in order to protect the right of hunters and sportsmen to use the ammunition of their choice.



NSSF PAC Welcomes U.S. Sen. Heller to the 2012 SHOT Show

January 17, 2012

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)-- the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry-- hosted an NSSF PAC reception at the 2012 SHOT Show to kick-off this critically important election year and unveil NSSF's Voter Education Campaign. Joining NSSF and industry members at this well attended special engagement was U.S. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.).