“Our goal is to have a frank and ongoing conversation that addresses some of the major concerns about guns in America,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF’s President. “It’s important to highlight what is already being done by law, policy and industry action to help keep guns out of the wrong hands. This series will explore the pros and cons of some of the potential solutions being discussed today.”
The Gun Industry Speaks Podcast
NSSF developed the series to combat the lack of information shared by the media regarding the industry’s perspective. So the podcast attempts to educate on topics ranging from background checks to trends in gun crime and gun bans. The podcast will also articulate the industry’s position that it is possible to enhance safety and protect Americans’ rights simultaneously.
Elizabeth McGuigan, NSSF’s Director of Legislative and Policy Research, hosts the program. The first three episodes, covering NSSF’s gun safety and crime prevention programs, background checks, and gun store security, are live now. NSSF plans to add new episodes in coming weeks. Planned topics include bans on modern sporting rifles and so-called “high-capacity” magazines. Additional topics include smart Guns, NSSF’s Project ChildSafe Program, firearms and suicide prevention, and current gun laws in place.
“We do share the concerns of all Americans, and while there may not be agreement on some ideas, discussions like this are needed, because the national conversation around guns is too often a shouting match, and that is a disservice to everyone,” Bartozzi says. “No one wants crime or gun accidents to occur, and everyone is looking for meaningful solutions. Our hope with this podcast is to get us all closer to that goal.”