STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION IN
RESPONSE TO WALMART’S ANNOUNCEMENT
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has always respected the right of companies in our industry to make business decisions that they feel are in the best interest of their business and customers. While we are disappointed by Walmart’s announcement today that it has decided to stop selling certain types of ammunitions used in a wide variety of firearms, along with discontinuing the sale of handguns in their Alaska stores, NSSF appreciates Walmart’s continuing commitment to America’s hunters and recreational target shooters and their equipment needs, as sportsmen and women represent tens of millions of responsible gun owners in this country.
The firearms industry, like Walmart, is committed to ensuring the safety of our communities and the peace of mind of all citizens while safeguarding our nation’s hunting and shooting sports heritage and Americans’ right to keep and bear arms. Our industry will continue to champion real solutions that will make our communities safer.
NSSF is the voice of the firearms industry. For those who believe in a better way, who believe in both protecting innocent lives and respecting rights, join us in finding common ground.