In Episode 51 of District of Conservation, Gabriella ventured to the Washington, D.C., office of the National Shooting Sports Foundation to sit down with Mark Oliva, the trade association’s Director of Public Affairs. NSSF annually puts on SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, and boasts well over 10,000 members. 

Mark discussed: 

  • His military career and how he landed in public affairs
  • His role at NSSF
  • How NSSF differs from NRA, GOA, and Second Amendment Foundation
  • What NSSF’s platform is and its various programs
  • What’s on the docket in Congress and elsewhere
  • Pittman-Robertson Act Funds


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  • Gabriella Hoffman

    Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at