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May 10, 2023

2023 Firearm Industry Compliance Education Webinars

In 2023, NSSF®, the firearm industry trade association, will be providing industry businesses with FREE in-depth compliance online training and insights via the 2023 Firearm Industry Compliance Education Series — a monthly, live webinar series, with a focus on topics central to our industry including ATF inspection preparedness, Straw Purchase awareness, improving store security, OSHA lead & noise compliance and much more. NSSF is committed to helping your company improve operations, public safety and the overall health of the firearms industry, and education is a key component to our combined success.

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Upcoming Webinars

Preparing for an ATF Inspection

Monday, June 5 | 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

If ATF walked through your FFLs door today, are you prepared for an inspection? Join us June 5, 2023 and learn the types of inspection that occur and why, the various parts of an ATF compliance inspection, and how preparations can help you have a clean inspection.

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Top 10 Things Everybody Loves About Insurance

Monday, June 12 | 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Do you know the different types of insurance that are available to gun stores & shooting ranges? In this session, Stephanie Verseman of Breckenridge Insurance will review the key components and considerations of buying insurance for firearm industry-related businesses. In this session, you’ll learn about the recent changes in the insurance industry that pertain to the firearm industry, compare various insurance products available, and what is typically required to get an insurance quote. Verseman will also share tips on what you can do to make your business a more insurable risk & help reduce insurance costs.

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Recordings of the 2022 Firearm Industry Compliance Education series will be made available in NSSF’s SHOT University Online – the firearm industry’s premier resource for education and training — available for free to NSSF Members and their staff.

Not an NSSF Member? Visit or reach out to our member services team at [email protected]. To learn more about NSSF’s SHOT University Online, visit

Seven Core Elements of Effective Range Health & Safety Programs

NSSF Compliance Webinar on Seven Core Elements of Effective Range Health and Safety ProgramsDeveloping, implementing, and maintaining health and safety programs for your shooting range takes more than downloading a written program template. If your health and safety program is developed, implemented, and maintained correctly, range owners can prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths and reduce their financial liability. Watch this presentation to learn the seven core elements of building and maintaining an effective health and safety program for your shooting range.

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UPS Best Practices for Firearm Products and Ammunition Shipments

WEBINAR: UPS Best Practices for Firearm Products and Ammunition ShipmentsThis webinar provides attendees with a basic understanding of UPS’s firearm products and ammunition shipping requirements. UPS Public Affairs Vice President, Jessica Lowrance and Corporate Compliance and Ethics Director, Brian Arnold review best practices for firearm products and ammunition shipments, including how to open a UPS firearm products account, prepare and induct firearm products shipments for UPS delivery and work with customers to ensure the safe return of firearm products for warranty or repair. UPS also provides information on shipping ammunition within its network.

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Less Common Sales: Do You Know the Rules?

NSSF Compliance Webinar: Do You Know the Rules for Less Common Gun Sales?In this webinar, NSSF Compliance Consultants Judy LeDoux and Wally Nelson review the ATF requirements for over-the-counter sales that are not common to most FFLs, including sales of long guns to out-of-state residents, snowbirds (dual state residents) and military service members. Our compliance consultants aim to answer these frequently asked questions and many others asked by the FFLs in attendance.

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Text Marketing & Compliance: What is S.H.A.F.T.?

WEBINAR:Text Marketing & Compliance: What is S.H.A.F.T.?

Text marketing can offer an impressive return on investment (ROI) of up to 25x, outshining email’s performance by a factor of 10x. Unfortunately, only a small fraction of brands and retailers use it, leaving significant revenue on the table. In this talk, you will become familiar with the CTIA-established guidelines of S.H.A.F.T. (Sex, Hate, Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco). With the knowledge gained, you can ensure your text campaigns don’t get flagged and your number isn’t blocked. Expert Ben Nelson, founder of Otter Technologies — a waiver and marketing platform — shares how to leverage this technology effectively to increase sales and keep your customers/members engaged

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Environmental Management for Outdoor Shooting Ranges – Getting Started

In this session, expert Richard (Dick) Peddicord, Ph.D., President of Environmental Range Protection, provides a high-altitude overview of the environmental issues outdoor rifle/pistol and shotgun ranges face, the liability implications, and the effective management approaches to reduce risk.

You’ll learn the key regulations and their implications, the distribution of lead, and the development of a site-specific Environmental Stewardship Plan considering key issues, solutions, and implementation.

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Compliance Lessons From SHOT Show

Compliance from SHOT ShowIn this special “wrap-up” session, originally airing on Tuesday, Feb. 7, NSSF Compliance consultants Harry McCabe and Wally Nelson share what they learned about ATF and FBI NICS compliance developments at the 2023 SHOT Show. Topics covered include:

  • Arm Brace rule and what you should be considering right away
  • Development of the Firearms Handler Form. What we currently know and expect
  • Development of the Stolen Firearms Database. What we currently know and expect

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Revised ATF Form 4473: What’s Changed and What You Need to Know?

In this session, you’ll learn about the new ATF Form 4473 and your responsibilities to complete it correctly as NSSF Compliance Consultants Judy LeDoux and Wally Nelson go through the new form to cover what changed, how it changed and why. So have a copy of the new form available and Judy and Wally will cover it from beginning to end and answer your questions as well.

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NSSF Member Testimonial - Quote: For any retailer, large or small, this membership is a no-brainer. Between the educational materials, access to the best firearms attorneys and other premium benefits, this membership is what many of us have been waiting for. -Joe Keffer, Sportsman's ShopLooking for more guidance? NSSF®’s Premium Retailer Membership is a top-tier membership for firearm retailers designed to help retailers protect their business against administrative actions taken by ATF, including license revocation.

Membership directly supports NSSF in its mission to promote, protect and preserve our industry and our sports. NSSF stands in defense of every segment of our industry on Capitol Hill and in state capitols nationwide and is working on behalf of every one of its members every day to strengthen our industry. Start your application today, or upgrade your existing membership to premium.

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Looking for more education opportunities?

Consider NSSF’s SHOT University Online, a one-stop e-learning platform for firearms retailers and ranges. On-demand and free for NSSF members, this library of interactive online courses provides a deep dive on critical topics ranging from compliance and regulatory issues to operational guidance and business improvement for both business owners and employees.

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