Michael Bane has a formal statement that has been issued by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.Â Go have a read.Â The meat of it is:
The NSSF has no intention of abandoning pistol shooters. Our very successful First Shots program is specifically designed and targeted to encourage pistol sports shooting. Much of the NSSF staff, including its new president, have been pistol shooting both recreationally and competitively for decades â€“ and, in fact, some have worked in the handgun industry.
Good.Â Now they just need to get away from this whole lethal, non-lethal crap, and I don’t think we have an issue here.