National Shooting Sports Foundation Responds To Firearms Trafficking Article
NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- Unfortunately, a recent Houston Chronicle article on firearms trafficking neglected to mention, among other things, the active cooperation between members of the firearms industry and law enforcement.
For example, NSSF, the trade association for America's firearms industry, has partnered with ATF for more than a decade on a national campaign to make the public aware that it is a serious crime to “straw purchase” a firearm.
The industry-funded program, called Don't Lie for the Other Guy, also helps ATF educate firearms retailers to better detect and prevent illegal straw purchases — which, contrary to the author's unsubstantiated claim, never spiked after 2004. Read NSSF's complete letter to the editor.
In related news, a FOX News special report today detailed how sales of firearms from the U.S. government to the Mexican government may be falling into cartel hands.
NSSF has reported on this issue in the past, noting that more than 150,000 Mexican soldiers have defected to work for the drug cartels — bringing their American-made service-issued firearms with them. Watch the FOX News video above.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.