We appreciate your decision to become an Individual Member and view it as an endorsement of our efforts to fulfill our mission of promoting, protecting and preserving hunting and the shooting sports.
Our purpose here is to make you aware that NSSF’s new “Industry Supporter” program will replace its Individual Member category, which will be discontinued. We very much hope, however, that you will continue to support NSSF as an individual through the options outlined below.
Under the new “Industry Supporter” program, individuals may show their support for NSSF and its initiatives in two ways:
- NSSF Mission-directed Donations: This option allows individuals to make a donation in support of NSSF programs and activities that work to support the mission of promoting, protecting and preserving hunting and the shooting sports. Such efforts include NSSF’s government relations efforts, influencing media stories on firearms and related issues, performing research and assessments on the health of our industry and participation in our sports, support for firearms retailers and shooting ranges, and efforts to grow the ranks of target shooters and hunters, among other initiatives. As a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt, not-for-profit trade association, NSSF reminds those who choose this option that their donations are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
- Project ChildSafe Foundation Donations: This option allows individuals to direct their support to one of NSSF’s most visible and important efforts—the promotion of firearm safety and proper storage of firearms through its Project ChildSafe program and “Own It? Respect It. Secure It.” campaign. Donations to the Project ChildSafe Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity, are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Project ChildSafe makes free gun locks and education materials available to every community in the United States to help prevent firearms accidents and misuse.
The fight to preserve our firearm freedoms and our industry’s ability to make and sell products we use for target shooting, hunting and personal and home protection is one in which everyone can participate. We hope you continue to find NSSF and its many initiatives worthy of your support through our new Industry Supporter program.