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Bartozzi to highlight firearms industry’s gun safety efforts

Former firearms manufacturer executive tapped as president and CEO of the National Shooting Sports Foundation


Jan. 17, 2020
By Walt Williams

For the new head of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the ties to the firearms industry run deep.

Joseph Bartozzi joined the Newtown, Conn.-based NSSF late last year as president, with CEO added to his title on Jan. 6. He previously spent 32 years at firearms manufacturer O.F. Mossberg & Sons in a variety of positions, most recently as general counsel. His grandfather spent 35 years working at the now-closed Winchester Repeating Arms factory in New Haven, Conn. In fact, one of Bartozzi’s first jobs was with a manufacturing company that provided metal stampings for gunmakers, which required him to sometimes make trips to the factory.