Making A Difference For A Safer America

Making A Difference For A Safer America

The firearms industry welcomes participation in the national conversation to make our communities safer. Our trade association, The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), has long advocated for effective solutions to prevent access to firearms by criminals, children and the dangerously mentally ill. We run programs that make a real difference.

NSSF has led the way in improving the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) through our FixNICS® initiative that has reformed the law in 16 states and improved the reporting of disqualifying records.

The Don’t Lie for the Other GuyTM program helps firearms retailers prevent illegal straw purchases and is conducted in cooperation with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Project ChildSafe® has distributed more than 37 million free gun locks since 1999.

Our partnerships with federal and state agencies, as well as a leading national suicide prevention organization, are building public education resources for firearms retailers, shooting ranges and the firearms-owning community.

Operation Secure StoreSM is a comprehensive joint initiative with ATF to help Federal Firearms Licensees make well-informed security-related decisions to deter and prevent thefts.

Practical solutions that protect lives and preserve our citizens’ liberties – making a difference for a safer America.

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