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TARGET SHOOTING IN TENNESSEE
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has released a major new report
about the importance of target shooting activities to the economies of
Tennessee and the nation. NSSF is the trade association for the
firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry.
The report, Target Shooting in America: Millions of Shooters, Billions
of Dollars, was released this week at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor
Trade Show (SHOT Show), the largest trade show of its kind in the world
and a showcase for the firearms and ammunition industry.
The report provides a first-ever look at U.S. target shooting-related
expenditures. Also included are state-by-state statistics for the number
of target shooters, retail sales, taxes and jobs. The target-shooting
report complements the Hunting in America report released by NSSF and
the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies in March 2013.
In Tennessee, target shooting-related spending contributed $542,982,962
to the state's economy and supported 5,105 jobs.
Nationally, the money target shooters spent in 2011 resulted in $23
billion being added to the nation's economy and supported more than
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