February 22, 2018
Firearms Industry Shares Goal of Making Communities Safer
The senseless loss of life that occurred on February 14 in Parkland, Florida is unimaginable and heartbreaking. Members of the firearms industry share the goal of all Americans in wanting to see violence in our society reduced and our communities and children made safer. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), as the industry’s trade association, has led the way in improving the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) through our successful FixNICS® initiative that has changed the law in 16 states and improved the quality of reporting by states to NICS of disqualifying records. The industry welcomes the opportunity to participate in the national conversation to find common ground that will help us all achieve our shared goal. NSSF has long advocated for effective solutions to help prevent access to firearms by unauthorized individuals including criminals, children and the dangerously mentally ill who cannot responsibly handle firearms.