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Monthly Archives: March 2015

MONTANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING LEGISLATION SUPPORTED BY GOVERNOR

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Yesterday, Gov. Steve Bullock took a major step forward towards legalizing the use of suppressors for all lawful hunting in Montana when he returned House Bill 250 to the legislature with proposed amendments. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Kirk Wagoner (R-75), originally pertained only to the use of a suppressed firearm “when hunting wildlife not […]

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ARKANSAS: SHALL-SIGN BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, HEADS TO GOVERNOR

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Earlier this week, the Arkansas Senate voted unanimously, 34-0, to pass an NRA backed “Shall-Sign” bill which will ensure that all law abiding citizens of Arkansas have the ability to purchase and own suppressors. House Bill 1488, sponsored by Representative Tim Lemons (R-43), passed the House on March 12th on a unanimous 92-0 vote. Now […]

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Montana: Suppressor Hunting Legislation Needs Support

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Yesterday, Senate Bill 295 was heard by the Montana House Judiciary Committee. Sponsored by Senator Mark Blasdel (R-4), SB 295 would remove the prohibition on the use of legally possessed firearm suppressors while hunting for all game animals. Having already passed the Senate by an overwhelming majority of 35 to 15, SB 295 needs your […]

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OHIO: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL

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Today, ASA backed House Bill 234 takes effect. The bill, which was sponsored by Rep. Cheryl Grossman (R-23) and Rep. John Becker (R-65), repeals the prohibition on the use of legally possessed suppressors while hunting in Ohio. Lawmakers consolidated a number of pro-gun amendments into the bill, including a “Shall Sign” provision which will require Chief Law Enforcement […]

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MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES COMMITTEE, MOVES TO HOUSE

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Yesterday, ASA and NRA backed House File 1434, a bipartisan bill that would legalize suppressor ownership and hunting in Minnesota, passed the House Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee through a voice vote. It will now move to the House floor, where a vote is expected within the next several weeks. The bill, which also […]

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WEST VIRGINIA: SHALL-SIGN BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, HEADS TO GOVERNOR

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Earlier today, the West Virginia House voted unanimously, 99-0, to pass an NRA and ASA backed “Shall-Sign” bill which will ensure that all law abiding West Virginians have the ability to purchase and own suppressors. Senate Bill 284, sponsored by Sen. David Nohe (R-03), passed the Senate on February 4th on a unanimous 33-0 vote. Now […]

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TEXAS: SHALL SIGN/CERTIFY LEGISLATION PASSES COMMITTEE

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Today, House Bill 1179 passed the House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee unanimously, on an 8-0 vote. Sponsored by Rep. Charlie Geren (R-99), this ASA, NRA, and TSRA backed bill is a pro-suppressor measure which would require Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) in Texas to sign NFA applications within 15 days of receipt, unless the […]

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Iowa Update: Suppressor Legalization Bill Passes in House

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Today, House File 527, the bipartisan omnibus firearms bill that would legalize suppressors in Iowa, passed in the Iowa House floor with an overwhelming 75-24 vote. This vote puts Iowa on track to become the 40th state to legalize suppressor ownership. The ASA is very excited about the prospects of this bill becoming law, but […]

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IOWA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES COMMITTEE, FULL VOTE EXPECTED IN HOUSE

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Last week, ASA, NRA, and IFC backed House Study Bill 201, a bipartisan omnibus firearms bill that will, among other things, legalize suppressor ownership in Iowa, passed favorably out of the House Judiciary Committee by an overwhelming margin. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Chip Baltimore (R-47), also includes a “Shall-sign” provision, which would require Chief […]

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DANIEL DEFENSE RETURNS AS TIER TWO SPONSOR OF ASA

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BLACK CREEK, GA – The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Daniel Defense, a leading designer of modern sporting rifles and accessories, is returning as a Tier Two Sponsor of the ASA. In 2014, Daniel Defense was one of ASA’s four Tier One Sponsors. Marty Daniel, President and CEO of Daniel Defense, […]

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