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August 1, 2017

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP, Renews Sponsorship of 2017 Import/Export Conference

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that the law firm of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP, has signed as a Bronze Sponsor of the upcoming 2017 Import/Export Conference. Bradley is a full-service corporate law firm with more than 500 lawyers in nine offices throughout the Southeast and Washington, D.C. As a national firm, Bradley is unique in that it has a dedicated Second Amendment and Firearms Manufacturing Industry team that focuses on firearms industry-specific issues. This is the second year the firm has sponsored the Import/Export Confernece, having first sponsored it at the Bronze level in 2016.

Taking place August 2-4 in Washington, D.C., the NSSF and FAIR Trade Group Import/Export Conference gathers industry professionals to discuss the many compliance issues facing today’s U.S. firearms and accessory makers negotiating the complexities involved in doing business with other countries.

“We received tremendous feedback from last year’s attendees regarding the value they found in interacting with the professionals from this law firm,” said Melissa Schilling, NSSF Director, Exhibitions and Conferences. “We are pleased that this team of law experts also sees the value in this conference and are joining us once again.”

“No one does a better job than NSSF and the FAIR Trade Group in educating our country’s firearms manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors on the complexities and pitfalls of trade in this highly regulated area,” commented Jeff Beatrice, head of the Firm’s Export Control and Economic Sanctions team based in Washington, D.C. “The panels and presentations always provide the most up-to-date information and trends on essential topics, and the opportunity to engage in dialogue and gain insights from a broad array of government regulators and other officials is a unique and highly beneficial exercise. The Firm has been honored to participate and contribute to the success of the conference in the past and hopes to do so again this year.”

A joint presentation of NSSF and the FAIR Trade Group, the 2017 Import/Export Conference is the firearms industry’s premier educational event for manufacturers and others in the supply chain doing business internationally or considering such expansion. Additional sponsorship opportunities for this conference are still available. To learn more, contact Chis Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales, For more information on the conference, including speakers, legislative issues scheduled for discussion and economic impact data, click here.


About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit


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