• NSSF Receives Federal Grant For Safety Drive

    The gun industry’s Newtown-based national trade association and lobbying organization has received a $2.4 million federal grant to promote gun locks and firearm safety, an award the group says is its first under the administration of President Barack Obama.

    For a group that became a regular object of protests following the 2012 Sandy Hook shootings, the grant is an indication it’s beginning to come in from the cold.

  • NSSF’s Safety Reminders Are A Fig Leaf For Industry’s Gun Violence Inaction

    To the Editor:

    The Bee published the National Shooting Sports Foundation's press release on their achievement of a “milestone” of 1,000 industry related groups joining their effort to promote Project ChildSafe.  While promoting individual responsibility with firearms is essential and worthy, shouldn't the public expect more from an industry whose products cause injury to over 100,000 persons each year and death to over 30,000?

  • National ChildSafe Program Hits Milestone

    The Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade association for the firearms industry, announced that 1,000 manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, ranges, hunter safety instructors, and conservation groups have joined in promoting Project ChildSafe, a national program to encourage responsible firearms ownership and provide safety materials to all gun owners.

  • NSSF ‘Not A Good Neighbor’ — NAA Rally Calls Out NSSF Policies, Urges Divesture Of Gun Industry Holdings

    Rusty Shackleford of Sandy Hook holds up a sign with his views supporting gun rights, at the Newtown Action Alliance rally opposing National Shooting Sports Foundation policies, Tuesday, January 20. The date of the rally coincided with the opening day of the NSSF-sponsored SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

  • NAA To Protest NSSF Trade Show And Policies

    Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) will hold a rally outside the headquarters of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), 11 Mile Hill Road, Newtown, on Tuesday, January 20, at 4:15 pm, “to expose the gun industry’s shameful record of selling military-style assault rifles that are routinely used in mass shootings, while at the same time it opposes gun safety laws and policies,” according to the announcement of the event released earlier this week. Organizers are encouraging members of the community to attend.

  • NSSF Knows Something About Bullying

    To the Editor:

    Should I have been surprised by the statement in Stephen Sanetti's letter “NSSF On The Leno Cancellation” – “...nor are we unfamiliar with the bullying political tactics of the gun control groups....” Is that not the pot calling the kettle black?!

  • Stop Bullying The NSSF

    To the Editor:

    In his 11/25/14 letter, “NSSF on the Leno Cancellation,” Steve Sanetti—president and CEO of the National Shooting Sports Foundation—decries the “bullying tactics” of the Newtown Action Alliance in depriving his organization’s members of their “First Amendment” right to the entertainment of their choice.

  • NSSF On The Leno Cancellation

    To the Editor:

    When entertainer Jay Leno chose to back out of his commitment to appear at our industry trade show, the National Shooting Sports Foundation posted the following statement at NSSF.org so news outlets could include our view of the matter in its stories. We wish The Bee had reached out to us or checked our website for comment to balance the story it printed (“In Response to Petition, Nov. 20”). Instead, readers saw only a one-sided press release issued by anti-gun lobbying groups.

    Our statement:

  • Seeking Protection From Gun Violence

    To the Editor:

    Thank you to The Bee for your thorough coverage of the movement to expand and strengthen background checks on the federal level. On page A-7 of the June 6 issue, the article that reported on the #NotOneMore demonstration in front of the NSSF was informative, balanced, and timely.

  • Joining A National Discussion: 'Not One More'

    Every time she hears about a shooting in this country, Katie Morosky said, she is traumatized.

    “It comes back every time,” the Newtown resident said Friday afternoon. “Every time you hear about another shooting, everything that happened here comes right back.”