WASHINGTON, D.C —-(Ammoland.com)- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, this week recognized Sen. James M. (Jim) Inhofe (R-Okla.) for his success in bringing attention to the misleading fundraising tactics of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
During a recent U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee hearing on the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015, Senator Inhofe questioned HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle about the organization’s fundraising activity, citing the group’s animal-focused advertising.
Senator Inhofe pointed out that although HSUS raised $1.7 million from Oklahomans from 2011 to 2013, largely through ads implying the funds raised would be used to help animals displaced by tornadoes, legitimate Oklahoma animal welfare organizations received only $110,000.
“Sen. Inhofe deserves great credit for taking the opportunity afforded by the hearing on the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act to point out that HSUS clearly has a different agenda than they want the public to understand,” said Larry, Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel.
“While HSUS masquerades as an animal welfare organization, the group has as its ultimate goal the ending of all hunting nationwide. HSUS opposition to the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act is only one example. This radical group takes any opportunity it can find at the federal and state levels to diminish Americans’ opportunities to exercise their hunting traditions. We thank Sen. Inhofe for working to expose the ongoing duplicity of the Humane Society of the United States.”
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 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit nssf.org.