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All posts by: John McNamara, NSSF Senior Director, Retail Services

One of the hottest trends boosting sales among today’s FFLs exists in the NFA arena. With the liberation of suppressor use in more than 40 states, more and more dealers are seeking expanded licensing under National Firearms Act (NFA) regulations, those regulations pertaining to the class of firearms, some ammunitions and accessories that include suppressors, […]

A special SHOT Show service helps enterprising U.S. manufacturers explore opportunities with overseas markets.  American manufacturers of firearms, ammunition and related accessories that are looking to expand their opportunities in foreign markets are faced with numerous challenges. What kind of plan do you need? How do you find contacts and buyers? How do you maneuver […]

Don’t get caught up in costly and unnecessary litigation. This 2018 SHOT Show Retailer Seminar tells you what you need to know. Has your FFL encountered an incident of negligent entrustment when it comes to the transfer of a firearm? Do you fully understand what the term “negligent entrustment” means? The phrase is actually more […]

Since late summer, we’ve provided several updates regarding hotel availability during the week of the 2018 SHOT Show. We’ve just received the latest update from our show management partner ConvExx that tells the tale of what’s booked in our discounted hotel blocks and what’s not. Suffice it to say, if you’re hedging a bet you […]

Central to any FFL’s compliance program is accurate and timely maintenance of the Acquisition and Disposition (A&D) Book (also known as the Bound Book). It is the one document that tells the tale of a firearm’s coming and going from a specific Federal Firearms Licensee’s location, and it is a crucial resource for regular inventory […]

There’s a time and place for everything, including hiring legal counsel. Today’s FFLs, range owners and manufacturers can encounter a barrage of issues that too often prompt a call to a lawyer. But when and where do you need legal representation as a business in the firearms industry? Our 2018 SHOT Show Retailer Seminar “The […]