Representing the great outdoors.
The 2014 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas has come to an end and this year was the most popular year yet.
According to new information released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation at the 2014 SHOT Show is Las Vegas, target shooting went up by 18.6% in 2012 and the number of excise taxes paid on firearms and ammunition increased by 15% in 2013 over 2012.
I took the day yesterday to walk the dozen miles of the SHOT Show floor, my feet hurt in places I wasn't aware they could, and I stopped by the Mossberg booth to check out the new line of Duck Commander firearms created in partnership with the Robertson family from the hit show Duck Dynasty.
“Retailers Need to Wake Up,” Director of Government Relations and State Affairs at National Shooting Sports Foundation Jake McGuigan said during a grassroots seminar at the 2014 SHOT Show Tuesday morning. “It’s not political, it’s our livelihood and our constitutional right.”
This week I'm in sunny Las Vegas reporting from the SHOT Show, a gigantic shooting and outdoor convention put on every year by the National Shooting Sports Foundation in the Sans Expo Center at the Venetian Hotel.