NSSF Runs Newspaper Ads; Second Amendment Supporters Counter Demonstrate

In Connecticut: NSSF Runs Newspaper Ads; Second Amendment Supporters Provide Demonstration Counterpoint.

Banning Modern Sporting Rifles Would Do Nothing
Banning Modern Sporting Rifles Would Do Nothing
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- The NSSF this week ran a half-page advertisement in most of Connecticut’s daily newspapers that provided five reasons why banning modern sporting rifles would do nothing to increase public safety while making potential felons out of thousands of law-abiding citizens and imperiling firearms manufacturing in the state.

“Don’t be distracted, demand real solutions . . .” read the ad that called for citizens to call their state legislators.

The ad appeared one day before release of selected search-warrant information that provided further evidence that the mentally disturbed young man responsible for the horrific tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School had planned his mass shooting for several years while spending untold hours playing violent video games. News coverage, however, focused on the number of firearms in the mass murderer’s home, owned by his mother, who was also his first victim. Action on legislation to include a ban on modern sporting rifles and magazine restrictions is expected next week.

Headquartered in the very town of the December tragedy, NSSF itself was the target of the first significant-sized demonstration organized by a local group that has focused on firearms as the problem. Pro-Second Amendment advocates, including NRA members, and NSSF supporters from Newtown and surrounding communities, however, learned of the planned picketing and showed up with their own signs in about equal numbers. Both sides were orderly and had the chance to share views with a platoon of print and satellite-truck equipped television reporters.

About NSSFThe 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.

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VT Patriot

Disgusting!! While having the displeasure of glancing thru the front page coverage of this demonstration at the NSSF hdqtrs, the (B’port lib daily) Conn. (com)post, the NSSF was deliberatly called the Newtown Shooting Sports Foundation. Huh?? When did it stop being a National (or is that a bad word?) organization. Amazing how the marxist press can make just a teeny weeny mistake to put a whole corrupt idea into the heads of the low-info voters.


Baseball bats and carpenter hammers both kill more than twice as many people annully as the so-called “assault” weapons. No one even thinks twice about taking those weapons of death out of Home Depot and Walmart and licensing Little Leagers and framers. If they wanted to be effective, they need to focus their attention on where the murders are actually occuring.


We need to first and foremost ban automobiles, , then doctors , nurses and hospitals because they are all responsible for more deaths annually in the United States than all firearms combined , even the ones in the hands of nuts .