December 18, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, is honoring the nation’s fallen law enforcement officers by contributing $25,000 to the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Foundation. The donation was delivered to FOP National President Patrick Yoes at NSSF’s Washington D.C. office.
“The firearms industry proudly stands law enforcement and the brave men and women in blue across this great nation who every day don the uniform and uphold their oaths by putting their lives on the line to serve and protect our citizens,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs and General Counsel. “Our industry is intrinsically tied to our police officers and for many like myself those roots run deep. As a former prosecutor and son of a New York City policeman, I am deeply grateful to represent our industry’s contribution to this worthy cause.”
The ongoing professional relationship between law enforcement and NSSF members extends well beyond the purchasing of firearms, ammunition and related products. NSSF enjoys longstanding relationships with law enforcement agencies to bring Real SolutionsSM that make communities safer. This partnership addresses the criminal misuse of firearms and the responsible ownership and storage of firearms.
The firearms industry, through NSSF’s partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, administers the straw-purchase prevention campaign “Don’t Lie for the Other GuyTM”, that has both retailer education and public awareness components to educate federal firearms licensees of the warning signs of someone attempting to purchase a firearm for someone who may be prohibited from possessing firearms and educating the public of the consequences of a $250,000 fine