Education/Safety News

April 9, 2020


NEWTOWN, Conn. — The total economic impact of the firearm and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $60 billion in 2019, a 213-percent increase, while the total number of full-time-equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to over 332,000, a 100-percent increase in that period, according to a report released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearm industry trade association.

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April 6, 2020

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NEWTOWN, Conn. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) today unveiled a new infographic[1] for first-time gun owners in response to the surge in firearms sales across the U.S. Additionally, through its Project ChildSafe® program, NSSF has launched a new Firearm Storage and Safety Assessment Quiz[2], which allows gun owners to put their firearm safety knowledge to the test

April 1, 2020


Gov. Charlie Baker Quietly Lifted Restrictions, Only to Reverse Course.

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker closed federally licensed firearm dealers after briefly listing them open as “essential” services. The move effectively denies Massachusetts residents of their Second Amendment civil rights, under the guise of emergency health orders.

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Gov. Baker quietly updated the Bay State’s COVID-19 guidance to mirror the updated guidance[1] published by

March 31, 2020


NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearm industry, has made donations totaling $25,000 to three groups indispensable to supporting the health and welfare of area residents in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will assist with the purchase of personal protection equipment (PPE) such as surgical masks, gowns and gloves and other necessary equipment.

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