NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, will continue its nationwide series of free Firearms Retailer Education Seminars on July 24 in Richmond, Virginia.
NSSF will sponsor a total of eight retailer education seminars this year. The seminars provide federally licensed firearms retailers (FFLs) with guidance and education on the rules and regulations governing the sale and transfer of firearms. The free seminars are only for FFLs and their employees.
"Firearms retailers and their employees have told us these seminars are invaluable for keeping current on regulations and issues that affect their businesses," said Randy Clark, NSSF's managing director of business development. "We encourage all firearms retailers to attend when a seminar comes to their area of the country."
Seminar presenters will include Wally Nelson, a retired ATF deputy assistant director with 33 years of experience who has for the last six years brought his expertise to firearms industry members as a private consultant; Nick Scouffas, recently retired from ATF where he focused on inspections, licensing and compliance related to firearms retailers; and Fred Gerlach, also recently retired from ATF for which he supervised compliance inspections and worked as a liaison with NICS.
NSSF staff will be joined by officials of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) and the Department of Public Safety Special Services in presenting a full agenda of topics, including regulatory requirements, individuals prohibited from possessing firearms, how to recognize and prevent illegal straw purchases, firearms tracing, the electronic form 4473, inventory security and understanding NICS services and processes.
All of the speakers' fees, transportation and room and board are covered by NSSF as a service to the firearms retailers.
The seminar in Richmond will run from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Hampton Inn at 5406 Glenside Drive, Richmond, Va. Those FFLs interested in attending may register by contacting Cathy Walker at 203-426-1320 or emailing email@example.com
or registering online at www.nssf.org/retailers/seminars
NSSF Firearms Retailer Education Seminars also are scheduled for Elizabethtown, Ky., Sacramento, Calif., and Albuquerque, N.M.
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 7,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org