NEW REPORT: “The Gun Industry’s Power Broker” Sheds Light on the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Front Group for America’s Gun Makers and Sellers
NSSF’s Positions are Just as Extreme and Dangerous as NRA’s While Escaping Spotlight
NSSF’s Gun Industry Trade Show “SHOT Show” Held Next Week in Las Vegas, Two Miles From Site of Deadliest Mass Shooting in Modern American History
NEW YORK — Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund released a new report titled “The Gun Industry’s Power Broker” cataloging the role that the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) plays as a front group for the nation’s firearms industry, including gun makers and sellers at every level. The report comes ahead of the NSSF’s annual trade show next week in Las Vegas, the SHOT Show, held just two miles from the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
The report details the NSSF’s history of opposing common-sense gun safety measures at every turn while simultaneously supporting the proliferation of dangerous weapons of all sorts. The NSSF, funded primarily by the gun industry, has time and again promoted gun sales no matter the cost — and the organization has joined its members in spreading far-right conspiracy theories and fueling culture wars to sell more guns.
“Guns are the number one killer of American children and teens because of a firearms industry that is willing to cross every line if it means a dollar more in its pocket,” said Nick Suplina, Senior Vice President of Law & Policy at Everytown for Gun Safety. “The NSSF’s agenda is just as dangerous as the NRA’s, and it increasingly wields power and influence while the NRA wallows in scandals and legal troubles. It’s time for the NSSF and the gun industry as a whole to be held accountable.”
While the NSSF works to grow its influence and stature, the report sheds light on the organization’s history and motivations. The NSSF is looking out for gun makers and sellers and their bottom lines, not public safety. Everytown experts are available to discuss the NSSF and firearms industry, and how they can be held accountable.
Did you know?
Every day, 120 Americans are killed with guns.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using four years of the most recent available data: 2018 to 2021.