NASGW and Orchid Advisors Launch State Firearms Portal


(Hartford, CT, & Oakbrook Terrace, IL, August 15, 2016) —Orchid Advisors, the Firearm Industry’s Trusted Compliance & Operations Experts, and the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), announce the NASGW-Orchid Advisors Firearms State Portal.

“Earlier this year, we announced a joint compliance program with no-cost benefits for NASGW members. We made note of our intentions to expand the program and are excited to now make available a centralized, online portal for referencing state firearm laws and regulations,” says Travis Glover, Executive Director and Retail, Pawn and Distribution Practice Lead at Orchid Advisors.

The NASGW-Orchid Advisors Firearms State Portal helps industry members answer questions such as: “What laws affect selling a large capacity magazine in Colorado?” or, “What laws affect selling pistols in Massachusetts?” Inside the portal, NASGW members will find:

  • Over 1,500 laws and regulations affecting the sale, manufacture, purchase, and possession of firearms, firearms components, explosives, ammunition, and more;
  • Easy access to the location of each law within each state’s statutes;
  • Search and selection function by firearm type, attribute, model, transaction activity or keyword.

“Compliance is an important industry concern. Our wholesaler members in particular, deal with an ever-growing array of federal, state and local laws, which impact how and where they can do business,” said Kenyon Gleason, President of NASGW. “That’s why NASGW is proud to work in partnership with Orchid Advisors to create and support this ‘one-stop-shop’ for important information on state firearm regulations and we’re excited this new exclusive member benefit is now available.”

The NASGW-Orchid Advisors Firearms State Portal is available at no cost to wholesaler members of NASGW and can be purchased by its other members. Additionally, wholesalers and other members of NASGW have access to other free or discounted services such as compliance guides, regulatory education through the Firearms Compliance University™ and the Epicor FFL Compliance Manager™ for electronic A&D software.


The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers is comprised of wholesalers, manufacturers, independent sales reps, media and service providers – both national and international – all of whom are primarily focused on shooting sports equipment and accessories. As a trade association representing the business interests of its members, NASGW’s mission is to bring shooting sports buyers and sellers together. For more information about the NASGW, visit the association’s website at

About Orchid Advisors
Orchid Advisors helps firearms manufacturers, distributors and retailers achieve compliance and operational excellence through education, technology, software and consulting solutions that reduce risk, cut costs, and provide expert guidance to make our clients’ businesses more successful and efficient. Orchid Advisors is The Trusted Firearms Industry Compliance & Operations Experts and is endorsed by NSSF, the National Shooting Sports Association. For more information, visit

Contact Orchid Advisors:
Michelle Ingram, CFO
Orchid Advisors LLC
+1 860 656 8884

Contact NASGW:
Ryan Foster
National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers
630-596-9006, ext. 2317