LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL SIGNED INTO LAW – EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1

Yesterday, Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) signed ASA and NRA backed House Bill 186 into law. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Cameron Henry (R-82), will legalize suppressor hunting for all game animals in the state, effective August 1, 2014. The new law marks a major step in the right direction for hunters across the … Continue reading “LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL SIGNED INTO LAW – EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1”

ATF UPDATES FINAL ACTION DATE FOR 41P

Last Fall, the Obama Administration issued an executive action that seeks to amend the transfer of NFA firearms. Known as ATF 41P, it was published in the Federal Register on September 9 and granted a 90 day comment period. In all, over 9,500 comments were submitted to the Federal Register. Of those, around 1,000 were disqualified … Continue reading “ATF UPDATES FINAL ACTION DATE FOR 41P”

LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, GOES TO GOVERNOR

Earlier today, the Louisiana State Legislature voted to pass two ASA and NRA backed suppressor hunting bills which seek to legalize suppressor hunting for all game animals in the state. Under current statute, suppressor use is only permitted while hunting non-game animals. The Senate began by unanimously passing House Bill 186 via a 35-0 vote. The … Continue reading “LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, GOES TO GOVERNOR”

OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE OVERRIDES SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION VETO

Yesterday, the Oklahoma State Senate voted 39-0 to override Gov. Mary Fallin’s veto of House Bill 2461. The vote comes eight days after the House voted 86-3 to do the same. Since the override has passed both legislative chambers, with overwhelming bipartisan support, HB 2461 has been enacted into law. It will take effect on November … Continue reading “OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE OVERRIDES SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION VETO”

ASA CHANGES NAME TO AMERICAN SUPPRESSOR ASSOCIATION

The American Silencer Association is pleased to announce that we have changed our name to the American Suppressor Association. We feel that this is a necessary step to portray our industry in the most accurate light while advocating and educating the public on behalf of the suppressor industry. The core mission of the ASA is … Continue reading “ASA CHANGES NAME TO AMERICAN SUPPRESSOR ASSOCIATION”

LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILLS ON MOVE

The ASA has been working with the NRA this session to legalize suppressor hunting for all game animals in Louisiana. There are currently two bills, with equal language, which seek to accomplish this goal. House Bill 186, which was introduced by Rep. Cameron Henry, (R-82), passed the House by an 82-15 margin on April 2. … Continue reading “LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILLS ON MOVE”

ALABAMA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING LEGALIZED – EFFECTIVE LATE JUNE

This morning, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Board voted unanimously to repeal the prohibition on the use of suppressors while hunting for all game and non-game animals. When the regulation takes effect in late June, Alabama will become the 32nd  state to allow hunters to use legally possessed suppressors in the field. … Continue reading “ALABAMA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING LEGALIZED – EFFECTIVE LATE JUNE”