IOWA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP AND HUNTING NOW LEGAL

At 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 31st, Governor Terry Branstad signed House File 2279 into law, officially making Iowa the 42nd state to legalize the private possession of suppressors. Effective immediately, the new law also makes Iowa the 39th state to allow for the use of suppressors while hunting. “The legalization of suppressors in Iowa is a tremendous victory for the law … Continue reading “IOWA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP AND HUNTING NOW LEGAL”

IOWA: BILL SIGNING SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY

Governor Branstad has announced that he will sign House File 2279, also known as the Hearing Protection Act, into law on Thursday, March 31st at 3PM. The new law will become “effective upon enactment”, meaning that Iowans will be able to possess and use suppressors as soon as he signs the bill into law.   To … Continue reading “IOWA: BILL SIGNING SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY”

IOWA: SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION HEADS TO GOVERNOR

This afternoon, Iowa became one step closer towards legalizing suppressors when House File 2279 passed a concurrence vote in the Iowa House of Representatives by a 77 – 22 margin. After passing the Iowa Senate last week on a 46-4 vote, the bill will now head to Governor Branstad for his signature. Once signed into law, Iowa … Continue reading “IOWA: SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION HEADS TO GOVERNOR”

New Hampshire: Suppressor Hunting Bill Passes Senate Unanimously

This afternoon, the New Hampshire Senate unanimously passed Rep. John Burt’s (R-Hillsborough) HB 500 by a unanimous 23-0 vote.  Now that this bill has passed the Senate, it will head back to the House next week for a concurrence, as the Senate version includes a minor amendment.  A House vote is expected next week, and from there it … Continue reading “New Hampshire: Suppressor Hunting Bill Passes Senate Unanimously”

Iowa: Senate Vote on Suppressor Legalization Scheduled for Tomorrow

The ASA has received word that House File 2279 will be taken up by the Iowa State Senate tomorrow. The bill, which passed the Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee by an 11 – 2 margin, seeks to legalize suppressors in The Hawkeye State. We will be sure to keep you updated once the floor debate and vote take place. The ASA is very … Continue reading “Iowa: Senate Vote on Suppressor Legalization Scheduled for Tomorrow”

Massachusetts: Suppressor Legalization Bill Passes Committee

Yesterday was a big day for suppressor rights in Massachusetts, which passed Sen. Humason’s (R-Westfield) S. 1271, a bill that would legalize private suppressor ownership, out of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security on a bipartisan vote.  This vote marks the first time that a suppressor legalization bill has made it through any committee in … Continue reading “Massachusetts: Suppressor Legalization Bill Passes Committee”

NH: Suppressor Hunting Legislation Passes Senate Committee, Heads to Senate Floor

This morning, the New Hampshire Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee unanimously passed Rep. John Burt’s (R-Hillsborough) HB 500 out of committee, recommending its passage by the Senate on a 4-0 vote.  This marks the first time that suppressor hunting legislation has made it this far in New Hampshire, and the ASA is very excited that … Continue reading “NH: Suppressor Hunting Legislation Passes Senate Committee, Heads to Senate Floor”

IOWA: SENATE VOTE ON SUPPRESSOR LEGALIZATION EXPECTED SOON

The ASA has received word that House File 2279 is expected to be taken up by the Senate as early as Tuesday. The bill, which passed the Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee by an 11 – 2 margin, seeks to legalize suppressors in The Hawkeye State.  The ASA is very excited about the prospects of this bill becoming law, but we … Continue reading “IOWA: SENATE VOTE ON SUPPRESSOR LEGALIZATION EXPECTED SOON”

IOWA: SUPPRESSOR LEGALIZATION BILL PASSES SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

Earlier today, the Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11 – 2 to favorably pass House File 2279 out of committee. Backed by the ASA, NRA, and Iowa Firearms Coalition, HF 2279 seeks to legalize suppressors in The Hawkeye State. The bill will now move to the Senate floor, where it could be debated and voted on in within a … Continue reading “IOWA: SUPPRESSOR LEGALIZATION BILL PASSES SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE”

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

This afternoon House File 2279, a bill introduced by Rep. Matt Windschitl and Rep. Terry Baxter that would make Iowa the 42nd state to legalize suppressors, passed out of a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The ASA was on hand to testify in support of the bill, along with the Iowa Firearms Coalition and the NRA. As you … Continue reading “Iowa: Suppressor Legalization Bill Passes Senate Subcommittee, Needs Your Help”