“A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The outward patriotism of the NWTF is no secret, our volunteers and members pledge to our country’s flag at every NWTF event. We also honor our brave men and women in uniform for what they have done, are doing, and will do to protect the freedoms of our country, including the Second Amendment.
1. Personal defense
The NWTF promotes safe and responsible gun ownership. The Second Amendment allows people to protect their families, themselves and their rights to do so.
2. Firearms critical to hunting
Hunting helps manage wildlife, and without firearms, it would be nearly impossible to carry out that mission. Shooting and hunting are inextricably linked. NWTF members and volunteers support the Second Amendment by default every time they hit the woods or drive to the range.
3. Firearm and ammo taxes fund conservation
Influenced by the Second Amendment, Pittman-Robertson dollars, a 10- to 11- percent Federal excise tax on most ammunition and firearms that is returned to states to fund conservation work, propel the bulk of conservation in this country.
4. Shooting is a fun and exciting family pastime
The NWTF knows shooting and hunting is important, which is why the Hunting Heritage Center is being built. Once completed, the facility will host multiple hunts, target shooting championships and more. These events are examples of how the NWTF embraces programs built upon the Second Amendment.