OutdoorHub Editor: Keenan Crow 12.28.20
As you have likely heard already, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – which hosts and puts on SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoors Trade Show) – has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event due to the complications of COVID-19 and taking everyone’s health and safety into account. After the crushing announcement that SHOT Show 2021 was going to be cancelled due to COVID, Smith & Wesson decided to donate $500,000 to support the NSSF in these challenging times.
Smith & Wesson published a Press Release earlier this month outlining the news:
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts – Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. announced 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.”
For several people (myself included), SHOT Show is not only a great time to engage with new products and fellow industry acquaintances, but it’s also very beneficial to shooting sports and the 2nd Amendment as a whole!
Moreover, it is a tremendous event for the NSSF to raise funds for all of their initiatives they have planned throughout the entire year.
It goes without saying the cancellation of SHOT Show 2021 is a huge bummer, but we at OutdoorHub will still work to bring you all the latest news and product announcements this January just as we have in the past. Be sure to stay tuned for a fun event already in the works!