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September 22, 2020

Benelli USA Contributes $100,000 to NSSF’s 2020 #GUNVOTE Voter Education Campaign


NEWTOWN, Conn. – NSSF®, the trade association for the firearm industry, is pleased to announce that Benelli USA, a leading firearm manufacturer, has contributed $100,000 to NSSF’s #GUNVOTE® voter registration and education campaign.

“Election Day 2020 represents the intersection of more than 5 million new first-time firearm owners in the United States and the possibility of what is widely regarded as the most antifirearm presidential ticket in modern history. The stakes for the firearm industry and the Second Amendment could not be higher,” said Benelli USA Executive Team General Manager Tom DeBolt. “NSSF is front and center in this effort with their #GUNVOTE campaign fighting for Americans’ right to keep and bear arms and we’re proud to contribute to their work to educate and activate millions of voters ahead of November 3rd.”

“The firearm industry is fortunate to have a leader like Tom DeBolt who is both dedicated to protecting the Second Amendment and ensuring the growth and success of our entire industry,” stated Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “Benelli USA’s generous contribution to NSSF’s #GUNVOTE campaign demonstrates their commitment to assist NSSF in educating and activating millions of voters ahead of November’s election. Benelli USA’s substantial contribution is vital and is to be commended.”

Election Day is less than 50 days away when tens of millions of voters, including more than 5 million first-time gun buyers, will head to the polls to cast their ballot in the most consequential election for the Second Amendment.

#GUNVOTE is a campaign by the NSSF to encourage America’s gun owners, target shooters and hunters to register to vote, to become educated on where the candidates stand on the Second Amendment and, on election day not to risk their rights and #GUNVOTE. The campaign’s website provides links to help voters register and find their polling place. NSSF strongly encourages all industry members to download the #GUNVOTE button to use on their websites and social media.

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About NSSF
NSSF 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, log on to www.nssf.org.

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