MONTANA: FULL GAME SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL

Yesterday, Gov. Steve Bullock signed House Bill 250, legalizing the use of suppressors for all lawful hunting in Montana, effective immediately. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Kirk Wagoner (R-75), originally pertained only to the use of a suppressed firearm “when hunting wildlife not protected by state or federal law”. However, on March 27th, Gov. Bullock’s … Continue reading “MONTANA: FULL GAME SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL”

MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES HOUSE

Yesterday, ASA and NRA backed House File 1434, a bipartisan bill that would legalize suppressor ownership and hunting in Minnesota, passed a vote in the House of Representatives by a margin of 89 – 40. It will now move to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill, which also includes suppressor hunting and “Shall Sign” provisions, would … Continue reading “MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES HOUSE”

TEXAS: SHALL SIGN/CERTIFY LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE

Earlier this week, Senate Bill 476 passed the Senate State Affairs committee by a 7-2 margin. Sponsored by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-18), 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 applicant is found to … Continue reading “TEXAS: SHALL SIGN/CERTIFY LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE”

IOWA: SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION NEEDS SUPPORT

Iowa is well on its way to becoming the 40th state to legalize suppressor ownership, despite some hiccups in the legislative process. Since we last updated you, the bill numbers have changed several times as Iowa legislators fight over specifics, but the ASA is happy to inform you that last Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee … Continue reading “IOWA: SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION NEEDS SUPPORT”

ARKANSAS: SHALL-SIGN BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

Earlier this week, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed 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 and the Senate 34-0 on … Continue reading “ARKANSAS: SHALL-SIGN BILL SIGNED INTO LAW”