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June 30, 2022

Mark Barnes & Associates is Gold Sponsor for the NSSF 2022 Import/Export Conference

NEWTOWN, Conn. — NSSF®, The Trade Association for the Firearm Industry, is pleased to announce that Mark Barnes & Associates will return as Gold Sponsor of the 2022 NSSF Annual Import/Export Conference.

Mark Barnes & AssociatesMark Barnes and Associates is a Washington, D.C.-based law firm handling matters related to the firearms, weapons and explosives industry. The firm prides itself on providing personalized client service as it pursues practical, cost-effective solutions to complex legal issues.

“We’re very pleased to have Mark Barnes & Associates return to support this important industry conference as its Gold Sponsor,” said Melissa Schilling, NSSF Managing Director, Exhibitions and Conferences. “NSSF members value this conference to stay up to date on trade regulations for our industry.”

“Global trade relationships are essential to the performance of many companies in the firearms trade. Mark Barnes & Associates ardently represents a number of these companies in their import and export activities. The firm is proud to sponsor the NSSF Annual Import/Export Conference because of the critical knowledge that is transferred between the participants, as well as the opportunity to build positive relationships with relevant regulatory agencies, such as ATF, TTB and DDTC. The conference helps participants in the trade understand and comply with national and international law, and contributes to the success of trade partners and businesses,” said Mark Barnes.

The NSSF Annual Import/Export Conference brings together industry professionals to discuss the many compliance issues U.S. firearm and accessory manufacturers face in navigating the complexities involved when doing business with other countries. The event is the firearm industry’s premier educational resource for manufacturers and others in the supply chain either currently conducting business internationally or considering such expansion.

The 2022 NSSF Annual Import/Export Conference will take place August 2-4 at the Waldorf Astoria Washington, D.C. Registration for this event is now open and available to anyone in the firearm industry. NSSF members receive a significant discount on both their primary registration fee and for additional staff attending this event. The hotel conference room block reservation cutoff date is July 12.

Additional sponsorship opportunities for this conference are available. To learn more, contact Chis Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales, at Find more information on the 2022 conference, including an agenda speakers and legislative issues scheduled for discussion, here.


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


NSSF Media contact:
Bill Brassard
203-426-1320 ext. 212

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