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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Mass: ASA Testifies in Support of Suppressor Legalization Bill

On Thursday, January 28th, the ASA was on the ground at the Massachusetts State House along with Chris and Kevin Graham, owners of Yankee Hill Machine, to testify in support of S. 1271 before the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.  S. 1271, sponsored by Sen. Donald Humason, Jr. (R-Westfield), would make Massachusetts […]

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Iowa: Suppressor Legalization Bill Passes House Subcommittee, Needs Your Help

Yesterday, HF 2043, a bill introduced by Rep. Matt Windschitl that would make Iowa the 42nd state to legalize suppressors, passed out of a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee on a 2-1 vote.  The ASA was on hand to testify in support of the bill, along with the Iowa Firearms Coalition. As you may […]

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ASA Testifies at Michigan Natural Resources Commission Meeting

On January 14th, the American Suppressor Association’s General Counsel, along with representatives from the National Rifle Association and several Michigan sportsmen’s groups, testified at the Michigan Natural Resources Commission meeting in Traverse City, Michigan, where the Commission was considering Wildlife Conservation Order Amendment No. 1 of 2016, a resolution to eliminate the prohibition on the use of […]

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ATF 41F PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On January 15, 2016, the final rule for what is now known as ATF 41F was published in the Federal Register. Following a cursory reading of the document, it appears that there was no major deviation from the substance of Attorney General Lynch’s General Order, published on January 4th. Previously known as […]

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MICHIGAN: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING REFORM NEEDS YOUR HELP

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Last month, the Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) heard testimony on the merits of suppressor hunting at a public hearing in Lansing, MI. During the meeting, a member of the Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division delivered a presentation to the NRC expressing that their department does not object to allowing hunters to use […]

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING LEGISLATION PASSES HOUSE BY OVERWHELMING MAJORITY

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Earlier today, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 184 to 124 in favor of passing House Bill 500, a bill that seeks to legalize hunting with suppressors in New Hampshire. Sponsored by Rep. John Burt (R-Hillsborough 39), this legislation is backed by the American Suppressor Association, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, and the National Rifle Association. […]

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CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER CERTIFICATION TO BE REMOVED FROM NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT TRANSFERS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, January 4th, the Obama administration issued the final rule for Docket No. ATF 41P, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on September 9th, 2013. The final rule has multiple provisions, most notably the elimination of the CLEO certification requirement for all NFA applications. The NPRM initially sought to amend […]

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