Demand the Government Recognize Outdoor Industry Businesses
The Outdoor Sports industries (manufacturing, sales, hunting, outfitting, gun stores, etc.), have NO SPECIFIC NAICS Codes (Click here for more information)! The firearms, outfitting, and outdoor industries fall into categories like carnivals, circuses, and military hardware. Because of this problem, when an anti-gun bill is in the process of being passed at the state for federal level, or certain government agencies, such as the BATFE, the Economic Impact Studies show ABSOLUTELY ZERO ECONOMIC LOSS to the economy - NO job loss - NO lost revenue! This is absolutely untrue, and the legislators and agencies who write these unconstitutional bills and regulations should be held accountable!
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), is used by business and government to determine the economic impact of a given industry on individual States, and the United States economies. Businesses without NAICS codes cannot get SBA loans, or federal assistance for disasters, because they DO NOT EXIST in the government's economic system.
Outdoor Trade Organization and 2AO have teamed up and are working hard to close this loophole for passing anti-gun, anti-hunting, anti-fishing, unconstitutional legislation and regulation. The Outdoor Trade Organization has written NAICS codes for the all hunting, fishing, and shooting businesses within the outdoor industry and have submitted them for approval. 2AO is actively lobbying in Washington D.C. and in state legislatures to spread this message.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! The last step in getting these changes done is to pass the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT OF MAKING THESE CHANGES TO THE NAICS CODES, AND TO DEMAND THAT THESE CHANGES BE IMPLEMENTED QUICKLY!