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10 Ways to Find a Hunting Mentor

10 Ways to Find a Hunting Mentor

The following post comes to us from Barbara Baird, a regular contributor to NSSF.org’s “Hunting and Shooting Opportunities” 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.   10 Ways to Find a Hunting Mentor Programs that provide guidance to […]

Black Friday Gun Sales Set Record

Black Friday Gun Sales Set Record

A new single-day record for point-of-sale background checks was established on Black Friday, November 23, when 154,873 were conducted by the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). That total was nearly 20 percent more than the previous high of 129,166 set on Black Friday last year. Since a federal background check is mandatory for every […]

The Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 — FINAL VOTE EXPECTED TODAY

The Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 — FINAL VOTE EXPECTED TODAY

THIS IS IT! Take Action Now! Call your U.S. Senators 202-224-3121 The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote today, Monday, Nov. 26, on the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S.3525). All hunters, target shooters and firearms owners should call your senators on Monday and urge them to vote YES on the Sportsmen’s Act (S.3525), the most important […]

Black Fridays Most Active for Firearm Sales

Black Fridays Most Active for Firearm Sales

Post-election reports indicate a rising demand for firearms nationwide. If history holds true, sales on the day after Thanksgiving—Black Friday—will surely hit record territory, based on federal background check activity. (A background check is mandatory prior to the purchase of any firearm at retail. Background-check statistics are indicators of sales activity, though it’s important to […]

Keep Pressure on to Pass Sportsmen’s Act; Vote is Set for Late This Week, Call Your U.S. Senators

Keep Pressure on to Pass Sportsmen’s Act; Vote is Set for Late This Week, Call Your U.S. Senators

Legislative Alert Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 We have some great news! By an overwhelming 92-5 vote, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed an important procedural motion that will allow senators to vote on the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S.3525) currently scheduled for this Thursday, but that could slip to Friday. NSSF thanks […]

Tips and Reminders to Ensure a Memorable Hunt

Tips and Reminders to Ensure a Memorable Hunt

The November issue of Pull The Trigger, NSSF’s newsletter of useful tips for hunters and shooters, contains the following list of reminders that can ensure a hassle-free, enjoyable hunting trip. You’ll see that some tips apply to all hunts while others are intended to help those going an outfitter hunt that involves airline travel. The […]

Disabled Veteran Hunting and Shooting Opportunities Expand

Disabled Veteran Hunting and Shooting Opportunities Expand

The following post comes to us from Bill Hilts Jr., a regular contributor to NSSF.org’s “Hunting and Shooting Opportunities” 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.   Disabled Veteran Hunting and Shooting Opportunities Expand Our service […]

Nevada Anti-gun Legislator Should Win a Silver . . . for Intolerance

Nevada Anti-gun Legislator Should Win a Silver . . . for Intolerance

To Silver State Assemblyman William Horne, D-Las Vegas, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, goes the silver medal for intolerance when it comes to the public expressing its opposition to more gun control in Nevada. After a recent 8-5 vote of that state’s Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice to not even hear a proposal […]

New Mexico Becomes 34th State to Pass Families Afield Youth Hunting Provision

New Mexico Becomes 34th State to Pass Families Afield Youth Hunting Provision

By a unanimous vote, the New Mexico State Game Commission passed a mentored youth hunting measure that will allow a youngster to give hunting a try with a licensed adult before completing the state’s hunter education course. New Mexico is the 34th state to approve Families Afield legislation designed to lower barriers to youth hunting. […]