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January 11, 2016

Vol. 17 No. 2

Industry Gears Up as 2016 SHOT Show Nears

2016 SHOT SHOW — EVERYWHERE FOR EVERYBODY . . . Whether you attend the show or not, you can be a part of and see and hear about the best in firearms, ammunition, accessories and gear coming your way in 2016. How? Read more.

  • SHOT SHOW ATTENDEE PRICING INCREASES JAN. 15 . . . Discounted attendee registration fees remain in effect through Jan. 14. The following registration fees apply: all buyers/manufacturers' reps, $35; non-buyers, $175. After Jan. 14, all registration fees will double. Apply now.

  • 2016 SHOT MOBILE APP NOW AVAILABLE . . . NSSF is pleased to announce that the 2016 SHOT Show Mobile App is now available for download on Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows smartphones and devices. Apple users will find the app in the App Store, Android users will find their version in the Google Play Store, and Blackberry and Windows users will locate the applicable download by going to

  • INDUSTRY WOMEN UNITE AT SHOT SHOW MEET & MINGLE RECEPTION . . . This year the 2016 SHOT Show is proud to present its first-ever Meet & Mingle social event presented for and by the women of the shooting, hunting and outdoor industries. Hosted by the Bonnier Sportsmen's Lounge, the Meet & Mingle will provide a place where women who work in the industry can network. Remington Outdoor Company is sponsoring the light refreshments. Learn more.

  • NISSAN SPONSORS SHOT SHOW NEW PRODUCT CENTER . . . NSSF is pleased to announce that global auto maker Nissan has agreed to sign on as the official sponsor of the 2016 SHOT Show New Product Center. This is the second sponsorship Nissan will provide to the 2016 SHOT Show, in addition to being the Official Sponsor of the show's Press Room, a position it's held for the previous two years. Read more.

  • HAND-CARRYING EXHIBIT FIREARMS TO SHOT SHOW . . . If you're an exhibitor planning to hand-carry firearms to be displayed at the 2016 SHOT Show, there are several important things you need to know about getting your firearms onto the show floor and into your booth. Hand-carrying exhibit firearms can be a less complex process than having Freeman handle your firearm shipments for vendors who display fewer than 15 firearms. Read more.

  • DID YOU KNOW? . . . The 2016 SHOT Show Media List is a great resource available to exhibitors and public relations firms representing exhibitors. Each list includes media company names, company representatives and mailing and email addresses. The list is free for NSSF Voting Members, $75 for other NSSF Members and $150 for non-members via the SHOT Show Exhibitor Dashboard.

Government Relations

  • NSSF RESPONDS TO EXECUTIVE ACTIONS . . . With one year left in office, President Obama last week launched the biggest gun control push of his presidency. NSSF responded as the President held a television get-together with gun control organizations in the White House to announce executive actions, including one that made it appear ATF would expand the definition of what it means to be "engaged in the business." That event was followed by a New York Times op-ed and a CNN town hall meeting.

  • POLL: PUBLIC DOUBTFUL EXECUTIVE ACTIONS WILL HELP . . . According to a new Rasmussen poll, only 21 percent of Americans believe the president's executive actions intended to further federal oversight of gun sales will reduce mass shootings. To the contrary, 59 percent said additional oversight would not reduce these shootings. NSSF has responded to numerous media inquiries this past week to provide the industry viewpoint and, just as importantly, been available to Members of Congress and their staffs to answer questions and provide information.

  • FEDERAL AND STATE ROUNDUP . . . A bipartisan majority in the U.S. House Friday defeated an amendment that would have singled out the industry for class action lawsuits. NSSF alerted House members that because we were being singled out for adverse treatment this would be a candidate scorecard "Key Vote." The New Jersey General Assembly may vote as early as today to replace its current "Smart Gun" mandate with a new one requiring retailers to carry a firearm equipped with this technology. NSSF will keep you informed.

Read NSSF's latest Government Relations Update for more.


    Visit InstaKey Booth #2818 at the 2016 SHOT Show … InstaKey® Security Systems provides an affordable solution designed to secure doors and fixtures that hold your Store's most valuable inventory that can be vulnerable to theft or unauthorized access. Visit us at Booth #2818 at SHOT Show to learn how!
    Visit with Shooters World at SHOT Show … Distributing quality clean and consistent propellants to OEM's. Across the U.S. No matter how big or small, Shooters World offers a variety of propellants in stock accompanied by great service and ballistic support. Visit our web site, or email us to meet at the Shot Show 2016
  • FBI/NICS TOWN HALL MEETING AT SHOT SHOW . . . With the New NICS E-Check 2.0 delayed beyond its anticipated January debut, NSSF is strongly encouraging all retailers to attend the very special 2016 SHOT Show Retailer Seminar entitled "FBI/NICS Retailer Town Hall Meeting." Read more.

  • ATF Q&A . . . More great questions came in on our 24/7 NSSF member compliance hotline last week. One question asks how a firearm should be recorded into record books when the firearm only has a serial number but no make or model present. Another question asks if there are any special compliance considerations to take into account when selling a handgun to a person who is permitted to carry a concealed firearm.


News of Note

  • THE NEED TO REEL IN NEW HUNTERS . . . Selling a hunting license is a challenge, but each license sold represents political strength for the hunting community, potential sales for the hunting industry and more dollars for conservation. Hunter growth rate over the last decade was only five percent while the general population grew by 26 percent. Learn more.

  • TERESA FICARETTA NOW PARTNER AT REEVES & DOLA . . . Teresa Ficaretta has been elected partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Reeves & Dola. She joined that firm in 2013 after more than 28 years at ATF, leaving the bureau as Deputy Assistant Director of Enforcement Programs and Services. She now advises clients in establishing and maintaining effective compliance programs. She also writes the "Legally Armed" column in Small Arms Review.


  • FIREARMS INDUSTRY JOBS . . . Visit for current employment opportunities in the shooting, hunting and outdoor industry. Unmatched job listing exposure, easy online job management, résumé search and résumé uploading for job seekers gives NSSF members and non-members more opportunities than ever before.

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