NEWTOWN, Conn., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, today thanked U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R.-Miss.) for signing on as a co-sponsor of the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act, S.2363, the most important pro-hunting, pro sportsmen legislation in a generation.
"Mississippi's firearm owners, hunters, target shooters and sportsmen should be appreciative of Senator Cochran's vision and leadership in co-sponsoring this vital package of measures for the benefit of all who enjoy America's great outdoor traditions," said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. "Senator Cochran's advocacy will help in the fight to promote, preserve, and protect our cherished outdoor heritage and defend against the radical anti-hunting activists determined to derail this important legislation. His support for this legislation stands with his long-time unwavering support for our citizens' Second Amendment rights, for which we are also highly appreciative. "
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 10,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to http://www.nssf.org/.
SOURCE National Shooting Sports Foundation