HTTP/2 200 date: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 23:34:48 GMT content-type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 vary: Accept-Encoding vary: Accept-Encoding vary: Accept-Encoding,Cookie set-cookie: __wpdm_client=48e6cb11d4c579bff8cba01a3ec5ed95; secure; HttpOnly link: ; rel="" link: ; rel="alternate"; type="application/json" link: ; rel=shortlink x-powered-by: WP Engine x-cacheable: SHORT cache-control: max-age=600, must-revalidate x-cache: HIT: 3 x-cache-group: normal cf-cache-status: DYNAMIC expect-ct: max-age=604800, report-uri="" server: cloudflare cf-ray: 734aa056c90c8205-IAD alt-svc: h3=":443"; ma=86400, h3-29=":443"; ma=86400 NSSF Celebrates National Shooting Sports Month, Welcoming Millions of New Recreational Shooters and Hunters • NSSF

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August 2, 2022

National Shooting Sports MonthNEWTOWN, Conn. — NSSF®, The Firearm Industry Trade Association, is celebrating National Shooting Sports Month® in August, a month-long recognition of the positive impacts hunting and recreational target shooting have for millions of Americans.

Developed by NSSF, National Shooting Sports Month encourages newcomers and experienced gun owners and hunters to visit a local shooting range with their handgun, rifle or shotgun to enjoy the target-shooting sports, which boasts more than 56 million adult and youth participants. All are encouraged to invite a guest with them to introduce them to responsible firearm ownership.

“National Shooting Sports Month is recognition and celebration of the vital contributions of recreational target shooting, hunting and responsible gun ownership,” said NSSF President and CEO Joe Bartozzi. “It is also a month in which we recognize the contributions the firearm industry makes to communities, states and our nation. This is a $70 billion industry that provides over 375,000 jobs. Our industry has welcomed increasing numbers of women and minority gun owners. We are proud to welcome responsible gun owners from all walks of life to celebrate our shared heritage.”

Several of America’s governors signed official state proclamations showing their support for National Shooting Sports Month, recognizing the vital role the firearm and ammunition industry fulfills within their respective states. Governors highlighted the contributions of

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