NSSF Issues Statement on Recent Shootings in El Paso & Dayton

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NSSF Issues Statement on Recent Shootings in El Paso & Dayton

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- The National Shooting Sports Foundation chose to remain respectful of the victims and their families in the El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, communities in the week following the senseless and horrific murders there. We did so because we believe it is right and proper. Both communities deserve time and space to mourn, to pray and to try to find comfort.

There is a time for healing. This was that time. While others chose to vilify and politicize the pain and tragedy brought by criminals who defy understanding, we chose not to participate.

We also know that now is another time. It is one that calls for leadership. NSSF is and has been ready, and we invite any who genuinely want to find real solutions for safer communities to come alongside us.

Unfortunately, we have been down this path before. Tragedy has struck our own community, and as it was then, we believe there is common ground. We’ve proven that with our leadership in getting our FixNICS program signed into law in Congress and 16 states, increasing the disqualifying background checks from 1.7 million to 5.3 million since 2012, a 220-percent increase. It is the firearms industry that leads with Project ChildSafe, passing out 38 million free gun locks. We’ve partnered with the largest suicide prevention group in the country to provide gun ranges and retailers the resources to intervene before a moment of crisis. We’ve led on preventing straw purchases with our Don’t Lie for the Other Guy campaign.

We do this because we are committed to ensuring guns remain out of the hands of those who shouldn’t possess them. Blaming guns for the senseless actions of criminals is counterproductive. We know the answers require much more.

This is hard work. It takes committed leadership. We’re not afraid of the challenge and invite any of those who genuinely want to work toward answers that will save lives and respect rights to join us.

We are the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearms industry trade association. We are committed to real solutions for safer communities.


About NSSFNational Shooting Sports Foundation

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 10,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers.

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    Craig
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    Craig

    Remember,”Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.” -Thomas Jefferson. So, I’m sure I’m so much smarter than like a guy, that laid out his life, fortune and eternal honor, in the face of British tyranny, facing death by hanging in public, because “I” think it’s an outdated relic of a thing, I mean, death is what happens to other ppl on social media, right? Facebutt is all I care about, post my lies, and get as many licks as I can……. So sorry it has come to this,… Read more »

    Graham
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    Graham

    NSSF – I believe the megaphone is pointing in the wrong direction.
    This is a F.U.D.D free zone please be respectful of that.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @NSSF, You write, “… There is a time for healing. This was that time. While others chose to vilify and politicize the pain and tragedy brought by criminals who defy understanding, we chose not to participate.” I understand the argument. But you better get your ass in gear in September when Congress goes back into session or there will be no shooting sports left to promote, preserve, and protect. Verstehen?

    StLPro2A
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    StLPro2A

    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the… Read more »

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    NSSF sounds just like our politicians when it comes to guns. Taking guns away from honest people will not stop the crazies from shooting up the place. When it gets to the point they can’t buy any ammo they will use pitch forks, knives, bats or any other weapon they can get their hands on. Total control is the mantra they are after. Graham was being interviewed on Fox last night lying about how his red flag law has “due process” in it. He didn’t mention the bridge he has for sale in Az.

    JPM
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    JPM

    Partnered with the largest suicide group in the country? Leadership in getting FixNICS signed into law? You’ve led on preventing straw purchases? It sounds to me like you’re nothing but a shill for the BATFE and gun control advocates. What have you done for the 2nd Amendment and gun owners? I can live without your so-called “help”. No thanks.

    CourageousLion
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    CourageousLion

    The 2nd Amendment was put in the Constitution for one purpose and one purpose only..

    That purpose is cold, unmistakable and ruthless…
    For it is to make sure that arms are in the hands of the people to enable free men and women to rise up and butcher tyrants with gunfire.

    It is for rifles in the dark.

    CourageousLion
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    CourageousLion

    Thank you NSSF…apparently someone there doesn’t understand SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. Maybe you might try to learn those four important words. I wonder how many of those being denied a RIGHT are having it denied because of some “policy” that some “elitist” pig passed as “law” that has no victim involved? How many of those people were using an herb that the vaunted masters of our society have deemed “bad”, well unless they pass a “law” saying it is ok and taxing the heck out of it! Used to be that if a criminal was arrested (before the 1968 GCA)… Read more »

    freewill
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    freewill

    I thought it was odd that the El Paso shooter wearing ear protection and safety glasses. Why hasnt any-body caught that and questioned it?