NSSF Bullet Points | Online News Service

January 21, 2013

Vol. 14 No. 2

This Week:



Government Relations


Ranges & Retailers

2013 SHOT Show Sets Attendance Records

Watch a recap of the 2013 SHOT Show

35TH ANNUAL SHOW . . . NSSF's SHOT Show concluded four successful days at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, setting new attendance records and marking the 35th anniversary of the event. The largest trade show of its kind in the world and the fifth largest trade show in Las Vegas, the SHOT Show attracted a record overall attendance of 62,371, including a new high for buyers and more than 2,000 media representatives. More than 1,600 exhibitors filled booth space covering 630,000 net square feet. The show, which is a trade-only event, attracted industry professionals from all 50 states and 100 countries. Exhibitors and attendees alike said the SHOT Show is critical to the success of their businesses. The $4.1 billion firearms and ammunition industry supports many small businesses and helps preserve the more than 200,000 jobs associated with the shooting sports. NSSF added significantly to its membership ranks at the show, pushing its overall total of supporters to more than 8,300. Take a look back at the 2013 SHOT Show:
Wrap-up Press Release | Blog | Photos | Videos | SHOT Daily


  • NSSF STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PROPOSALS . . . NSSF on Wednesday released a statement on President Obama's gun-control proposals. Read the complete statement here.

More from SHOT Show

  • STATE OF THE INDUSTRY: NSSF PRESIDENT'S REMARKS . . . With the show taking place amid heightened national attention about firearms ownership and potential legislation, NSSF President Steve Sanetti addressed more than 1,800 industry leaders at the State of the Industry event. Read more and watch Sanetti's State of the Industry address.

  • SHOT DAILY, SHOT BUSINESS ONLINE . . . Digital editions of all four issues of SHOT Daily, the magazine printed each day of the SHOT Show, are available online at shotbusiness.com and the SHOT Show Blog. SHOT Daily is published for NSSF by Bonnier Corp., publishers of Outdoor Life, Field & Stream and SHOT Business magazines. The latest issue of SHOT Business magazine is also available online. Read the digital publication now.

  • GOLF EVENT RAISES MORE THAN $100,000 FOR MILITARY GROUPS . . . NSSF is pleased to report that this year's pre-SHOT Show Birdies for the Brave charity golf outing at TPC Las Vegas raised more than $100,000 for eight military homefront groups, surpassing last year’s total by 30 percent. Proceeds from the Birdies for the Brave event will benefit organizations that are supported by PGA TOUR players, which provide critical programs and services to meet the specialized needs of wounded warriors and military families. Read more.

  • PAINTER RECEIVES GRITS GRESHAM AWARD . . . The Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) and NSSF have honored communications pioneer Doug Painter with the prestigious POMA/NSSF Grits Gresham Shooting Sports Communicator award. Tom Gresham presented Painter with the award during the SHOT Show State of the Industry dinner early last week. Read more.

  • FMG PUBLICATIONS RECEIVES KEN SEDLECKY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD . . . Through its annual Shooting Industry Masters, FMG Publications has raised $141,000 for NSSF's First Shots program over the past four years. At the SHOT Show, Russ Thurman and Randy Molde accepted NSSF's Ken Sedlecky Achievement Award on behalf of FMG. The award is presented to those who have distinguished themselves by their long-term commitment to the success of the industry and by their support of NSSF's mission to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.

  • SHOT BUSINESS AWARDS . . . At a Bonnier Outdoor Group breakfast on Tuesday at the SHOT Show, SHOT Business magazine Editor Slaton White honored six industry leaders with SHOT Business of the Year Awards. The annual awards acknowledge industry trailblazers who promote, protect and preserve America's hunting and shooting heritage. This year's recipients were Carter's Country, Retailer of the Year; Lipsey's, Distributor; Todd Binsfield, of Birchwood Casey, Sales Representative; Duncan's Outdoor Shop, Range; Keystone Sporting Arms, Company/Organization; and Hon. Paul Ryan, Person of the Year. Read the SHOT Daily page 2 article on the awards.

Government Relations

  • CONNECTICUT PUBLIC HEARING SET FOR MONDAY, JAN. 28 . . . Connecticut's Gun Violence Prevention Working Group, appointed by state legislators, will hold a public hearing on Monday, Jan. 28, at the Legislative Office Building at 10 a.m. in Room 2C. Legislators in Hartford are eyeing a long list of anti-gun bills. There will be few opportunities for discussion and opposition, as many in Hartford are trying to pass legislation as quickly as possible. Monday's hearing may be the only time to testify. NSSF encourages attendance at Monday's public hearing and urges everyone to contact their state representative, senator and all members of the task force, urging them to oppose knee-jerk reaction legislation.

  • NEW YORK GOVERNOR SIGNS NEW GUN-CONTROL MEASURES INTO LAW . . . New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week signed into law a long list of gun-control measures. The new laws include a ban on magazines that can hold more than seven rounds, instant background checks on all ammunition purchases and many other new regulations. Read the governor's press release.

  • U.S. INTERIOR SECRETARY SALAZAR ANNOUNCES HIS RESIGNATION . . . Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced his resignation last Wednesday. His duties have included responsibility for the management and conservation of federal land and natural resources as well as administrating U.S. native peoples' affairs. He will transition out of his position by the end of March. A successor, however, has not yet been named.


Ranges & Retailers

  • LEAD MANAGEMENT AND OSHA COMPLIANCE WORKSHOPS . . . Compliance violations could cost a range thousands of dollars in lost productivity, significant fines and penalties, cleanup costs and potential criminal prosecution. The cumulative effect of non-compliance could force a business to shut down. To help shooting range managers develop safe and healthful workplaces in compliance with key OSHA regulations, NSSF will present Lead Management and OSHA Compliance Workshops on March 17-19 in St. Louis and April 7-9 in Atlanta. Early bird registration for NSSF members by February 25 is $350. After that date, registration for NSSF members is $399, non-members $695 and state/federal agency $350. Learn more about these workshops and register online.

  • ONLINE VIDEO DEPICTS NICS PROCESS . . . Because a NICS Background check must be completed for all sales of new and used firearms from licensed retailers, including at gun shows, the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) website--developed specifically for Federal Firearms Licensees about a year ago--has proven to be an important communications medium for FFLs. Among the website's valuable offerings is the video, "NICS Process in Motion," which goes through the entire NICS process and explains why someone would get delayed, proceeded or denied. It also explains the additional products and processes NICS has for FFLs and their customers. A more recently produced video, "NICS Process in Motion--for the Customer," can be found at the NICS home page. NICS encourages FFLs to send their customers to the site, and to the video, which similarly explains the NICS process, but does so from a customer's point of view.


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