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A National Campaign to Prevent the Illegal "Straw Purchase" of Firearms

About the National Shooting Sports Foundation


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,visit www.nssf.org.



NSSF's Mission Statement


To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.



NSSF's History


Following a series of industry meetings in the late 1950s sponsored by Field & Stream magazine, NSSF was chartered in 1961 to promote a better understanding of and a greater participation in the hunting and shooting sports.