The National Shooting Sports Foundation is a strong ally of Iowa Firearm’s Coalition. One of the many items they’ve fought alongside us for is the Firearms Industry Protection Act [HF621], An act establishing which actions may be brought against firearm, firearm accessory, and ammunition manufacturers, distributors, importers, trade associations, or dealers.
Another place you are sure to have heard of NSSF from is Shot Show. They are the owners and sponsors of Shot Show, the largest [S]hooting, [H]unting and [O]utdoor [T]radeshow. It is the largest event of it’s type and is restricted to members of the industry, good luck getting on the list. It’s the place to be if you’re looking to make a splash in the firearms, hunting, or tactical industry.
The NSSF has just published their 3rd video in the series of ‘Partner with a Payer’ highlighting longstanding conservation partnerships with industries, stage agencies, and USFWS. The video can be found below.
Along with the video, NSSF put out a well written article detailing what the ‘Partner with a Payer’ program is, which is linked below.
A short except from their article you can find below:
NSSF participates in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s “Partner with a Payer” initiative in order to strengthen ties between all excise tax-paying manufacturers—firearms and ammunition, archery equipment, marine and sportfishing equipment—and the state agencies that use these funds to conserve wildlife and habitats through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program of USFWS.
Since 1937 when the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act was enacted (today better known as the Pittman-Robertson Act), the manufacturers of firearms, ammunition and archery equipment have been part of a network consisting of sportsmen and women, state fish and wildlife agencies and USFWS to collect and distribute excise taxes—some $14 billion during this period—on their products for the benefit of wildlife conservation, hunter education and shooting ranges. Mentioning that 776 ranges have been either built or enhanced using these funds since 2014, Cliff Schleusner, Southwest Regional Manager, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service credits manufacturers as the cornerstone of this model.
The Iowa Firearms Coalition is proud to consider the National Shooting Sports Foundation a strong ally in the fight for freedom here in Iowa. For a list of victories for IFC to include bills we defeated please click Victories.
As always, if you would like to join the fight for liberty, consider becoming a member of IFC today. Membership
Dillon Daughenbaugh – IFC Communications Director