After the crushing news that the NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation) had cancelled SHOT Show 2021 (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show), Smith & Wesson decided to step up in a big way by donating $500,000 to their organization. While SHOT Show is obviously a huge event for the NSSF, they are still working year-round to support firearm efforts on behalf of gun owners. Smith & Wesson understands this as well and that is what motivated their end-of-the-year generosity. They elaborate on the donation in the press release statement below:
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (December 8, 2020) – Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. announced today that it will be making a donation in the amount of $500,000 to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) to help fund their continued efforts to advocate for and support the firearms industry. The work that the NSSF performs on behalf of the firearms industry is unparalleled and they have been instrumental to ensuring the success of the industry for almost 60 years.
‘When the NSSF decided to cancel the 2021 SHOT Show, we felt it was important to show them that we stand behind them during these challenging times. Smith & Wesson fully supports the NSSF and the work that they continue to do on behalf of our industry,’ said Mark Smith, President and CEO. ‘The National Shooting Sports Foundation is a strong advocate for the Second Amendment and helps promote hunting and the shooting sports. Smith & Wesson is proud to have donated over $1 million in 2020 to support their efforts.’
It is unfortunate and disappointing for many of us in the media that SHOT Show 2021 has been cancelled because it is not only a fun and exciting event, but we also authentically enjoy bringing you the news. Thankfully, even with the cancellation of the SHOT Show, manufacturers will still be ringing in a flurry of new products likely after the New Year. Be sure to stay tuned to TFB as we have something special under our sleeves to bring you news on all of the new products set to be unveiled soon!