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Industry Industry news Profit With Multiple Self-Defense Options — pg. 20 Latest Attack On Lead Ammunition Thwarted T he most recent attack on traditional ammunition was stopped in late Aug., thanks to a grassroots campaign led by the NSSF. On Aug. 3, the Center for Biological Diversity submitted a petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), calling for the ban on the production and distribution of traditional ammunition. NSSF posted an Action Alert to “All Gun Owners, Hunters and Shooters,” on its website, www.nssf.org, urging them to contact the EPA. According to NSSF, hundreds of blogs and websites created links to the message. More than 5,000 people shared it with friends on Facebook, and the message also spread across Twitter, forums and other sites. This fight is far from over. It is imperative that we stay vigilant. to regulate this type of product under the Toxic Substances Control Act — nor is the agency seeking such authority,” said Steve Owens, EPA assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. “This is a tremendous victory for all “ As a result, hunters and shooters across the country submitted comments to the EPA and contacted their lawmakers. On Aug. 27, the EPA denied the petition. “EPA reached this decision because the agency does not have the legal authority ” sportsmen, hunters and gun owners,” said Steve Sanetti, NSSF president. “NSSF is thankful to the tens of thousands who answered our call to action and made their voices heard. This victory belongs to them.” Though this was a major success, NSSF cautions all sportsmen that the fight to preserve and protect traditional ammunition from legislative, regulatory and judicial attack remains. “This fight is far from over. In order to ensure that our right to choose the ammunition we hunt and shoot with continues, it is imperative that we stay vigilant,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel. To keep up to date on legislative matters, visit www.nssf.org/govrel. 2011 Masters, Academy Of Excellence To Be Held In Kentucky MG Publications announces the 2011 Shooting Industry Masters and Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence awards presentation will be held in Kentucky. “Our first look at the sprawling 2,000-acre Park Mammoth Resort and Rockcastle Shooting Center sent our imaginations spinning with possibilities for next year’s events,” said Randy Molde, Masters chairman. “This unique venue, combined with southern charm and hospitality from local city and county officials, has everything we are looking for to make the 2011 Masters and Academy weekend an unforgettable experience and team-bonding destination.” The Ninth Annual Shooting Industry Masters will be held July 22-23, 2011, at the Rockcastle Shooting Center, Park Mammoth Resort in Park City, Ky. The 20th Annual Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence awards ceremony will be held July 22 at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, Ky. “We are honored Rockcastle Shooting Center was selected to host this prestigious event,” said Nick Noble, CEO, Rockcastle Shooting Center. “Our unique shooting sports resort is an ideal setting to bring the industry together. We look forward to welcoming everyone in the industry to participate in some fun shooting events, fantastic awards ceremonies, bask in our southern hospitality and enjoy our beautiful resort.” F The 2011 Masters will again support National Shooting Sports Foundation’s First Shots program. The 2010 Masters attracted nearly 270 shooters from throughout the industry, and raised $32,000 for the First Shots. This brings the amount raised by the Masters for First Shots to $57,000 in two years. “We invite everybody within the industry to form a team, and come out to the Shooting Industry Masters,” said Steve Sanetti, NSSF president. “It’s a lot of fun, and it’s all for a good cause. We thank FMG Publications for all the help it has given the National Shooting Sports Foundation in promoting the First Shots program.” The announcement that FMG will hold the 2011 Masters and Academy of Excellence in Kentucky was well received. “We are thrilled the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence and Masters have selected southern Kentucky as their 2011 venue,” said Hank Phillips, deputy commissioner, Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism. “We welcome the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence and Masters, and thank FMG Publications for selecting our region,” said Bowling Green Mayor Elaine Walker. The Masters and Academy are owned and operated by FMG Publications. For more information, contact Elizabeth O’Neill at 1-888-315-3641 or elizabeth@shootingindustry.com. H&H’s Ranking On INC’s Top 5,000 See page 9 1,123 “My favorite thing I do is go to the Masters every year.” Lew Danielson, Crimson Trace chairman, CEO See page 28 Mossberg Shotgun Marketshare In July See page 53 44% Subscribe to SI Digital: 8 OCTOBER 2010 www.shootingindustry.com. Read SI DIGITAL It’s Free! www.shootingindustry.com

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