Record Number of People Attend SHOT Show, Pump $73 Million Into Vegas Economy
"The State of our industry is renewed. More persons are entering the recreational shooting sports than ever before. More hunters, more target shooters, more women, more diverse groups, more licensed gun owners and, as you all know, more firearms sales," NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti said during the State of the Industry Dinner earlier this week. “Perhaps the best news of all is that, despite tremendous increases in these numbers, violent crime with firearms has decreased dramatically during the last five years, to early 1960s levels.”
In addition, NSSF raised $100,000 through a charity golf event with the PGA Tour for Birdies for the Brave for military homefront groups.