SIGN UP TO RECEIVE EMAIL UPDATES

 
Click here to receive email updates
 

ILLINOIS: SUPPRESSOR BILL NEEDS YOUR HELP

For several years, the American Suppressor Association has worked alongside the National Rifle Association and members of the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses on legislation to legalize the ownership and use of suppressors in the state of Illinois. Although the legislation was unable to pass in 2016, it has been reintroduced by state Senator William Haine as Senate Bill 50

S.B. 50, which seeks to legalize suppressor ownership and use while hunting in Illinois, has been scheduled for a committee hearing on Wendesday, January 25th at 9:00 AM. If passed, it will bring Illinois in line with the 42 states that currently allow civilians to own suppressors, and the 40 states that allow hunters to use them in the field. 

If you live in Illinois, it is important that you contact your state Senator and politely urge them to support SB 50. You can contact your state Senator by clicking the NRA-ILA’s link below:

 

click-here-take-action
 

Also, please follow these steps to fill out a witness slip in support of S.B. 50:

  1. Go to the ILGA Dashboard at my.ilga.gov
  2. On the left, click “Senate” > “Committee Hearings”
  3. Under “Scheduled Senate Committee Hearings” click “Week”
  4. On the right, click the “View Hearing Details” tab for Criminal Law
  5. On the right, click the “Create Witness Slip” tab for S.B. 50
  6. Fill out the information. In Section III, check “Proponent”, and in Section IV, check “Record of Appearance Only”

asa_edu_map_061616

There are many benefits to using a suppressor, including:

  1. HEARING PROTECTION: Noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus are two of the most common afflictions for recreational shooters and hunters. Everyone knows that gunfire is loud, but very few people understand the repercussions that shooting can have on their hearing until it’s too late. Suppressors reduce the noise of a gunshot by an average of 20 – 35 dB, which is roughly the same as earplugs or earmuffs. By decreasing the overall sound signature, suppressors help to preserve the hearing of recreational shooters, hunters, and hunting dogs around the world.
  2. SAFER HUNTING: Most hunters do not wear not wear hearing protection in the field because they want to hear their surroundings. The trouble is, exposure to even a single unsuppressed gunshot can, and often does, lead to permanent hearing damage. Suppressors allow hunters to maintain full situational awareness, while still protecting their hearing. The result is a safer hunting experience for the hunter, and for those nearby.
  3. NOISE COMPLAINTS: As urban developments advance into rural areas, shooting ranges and hunting preserves across the country are being closed due to noise complaints. Although it can still be heard, suppressed gunfire helps mitigate noise complaints from those who live near shooting ranges and hunting land.
  4. ACCURACY:  Suppressors reduce recoil, and help decrease muzzle flinch. These benefits lead to improved accuracy, better shot placement, and more humane hunts.

The American Suppressor Association is grateful for the support of our members. Rest assured, the ASA will maintain focus on our No State Left Behind campaign until suppressors are fully legal in all 50 states.

No State Left Behind

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ASA Announces Rugged Suppressors as 2017 Sponsor

Rugged Small-Web-Logo

ATLANTA, GA - The American Suppressor Association is pleased to announce that Rugged Suppressors has joined the ASA as a Tier 4 sponsor for 2017.  The ASA is excited to have their support in our efforts to expand suppressor rights.

“Rugged Suppressors has established themselves as a strong player within the suppressor market,” stated Owen Miller, Director of Outreach. “We’re thrilled to have them as a part of our growing list of sponsors.”

“Going into 2017 we are optimistic about the Hearing Protection Act and other common-sense reforms,” said CEO Michael Derdziak. “The American Suppressor Association has been a leading champion of these reforms, and crucial to the introduction of the HPA. We are grateful for the support of our customers, which has allowed us this opportunity to further promote Second Amendment rights and our industry.”

Rugged Suppressors has a deep industry pedigree spanning more than one iconic brand. They have built a strong following with innovative, high-quality products.

ABOUT RUGGED SUPPRESSORS

Located in Travelers Rest, SC, Rugged Suppressors was founded in 2014 by Henry Graham and Michael Derdziak to create innovative products that upset the industry. They’re pioneering new materials and manufacturing methods that create superior suppressors you can trust to work right the first time. They test 100% of their products to take quality control to unseen levels in this industry.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN SUPPRESSOR ASSOCIATION

The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is the unified voice of the suppressor industry. Our mission is to unite and advocate for the common interests of suppressor manufacturers, distribu­tors, dealers, and consumers. To accomplish our mission, our principal initiatives focus on state lobbying, federal lobbying, public education, and industry outreach.

For more information on how you can join the ASA, and help protect and expand your right to own and use suppressors, please visit www.AmericanSuppressorAssociation.com.

Posted in American Suppressor Association, NFA, The Industry, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ASA Announces SureFire as 2017 Sponsor

Surefire Logo

ATLANTA, GA - The American Suppressor Association is pleased to announce that SureFire, LLC has joined the ASA as a Tier 4 sponsor for 2017.  The ASA is honored to have their support in our efforts to expand suppressor rights.

“It’s great to have an industry leader like Surefire join the Association,” stated Owen Miller, Director of Outreach. “It shows their steadfast commitment towards advancing pro-suppressor reform across the country.”

SureFire is a leader in the suppressor industry, supplying sound suppressors to US SOCOM, military units and law enforcement agencies around the world and civilian shooters across the US.

ABOUT SUREFIRE

Located in Fountain Valley, California, SureFire, LLC is the leading manufacturer of high performance flashlights, weapon-mounted lights, and other tactical equipment for those who go in harm’s way, or anyone who demands the ultimate in quality, innovation, and performance. SureFire illumination tools are used by more SWAT teams and elite special operations groups than any other brand. SureFire is an ISO 9001:2000-certified company.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN SUPPRESSOR ASSOCIATION

The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is the unified voice of the suppressor industry. Our mission is to unite and advocate for the common interests of suppressor manufacturers, distribu­tors, dealers, and consumers. To accomplish our mission, our principal initiatives focus on state lobbying, federal lobbying, public education, and industry outreach.

For more information on how you can join the ASA, and help protect and expand your right to own and use suppressors, please visit www.AmericanSuppressorAssociation.com.

Posted in American Suppressor Association, Law Enforcement, Military, NFA, The Industry | Leave a comment

ASA ANNOUNCES REINTRODUCTION OF HEARING PROTECTION ACT: A BILL TO REMOVE SUPPRESSORS FROM THE NFA

asa-home-banner

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the reintroduction of the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) by Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC-03) and Rep. John Carter (TX-31). This historic piece of legislation, which was originally introduced by Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) in the 114th Congress, will remove suppressors from the purview of the National Firearms Act (NFA), replacing the antiquated federal transfer process with an instantaneous NICS background check. The HPA also includes a provision to refund the $200 transfer tax to applicants who purchase a suppressor after October 22, 2015, which was the original date of introduction.

“The American Suppressor Association believes that citizens should not have to pay a tax to protect their hearing while exercising their Second Amendment rights,” said Knox Williams, President and Executive Director of the ASA. “We are thrilled for the opportunity to work with Representatives Duncan and Carter, who have reintroduced the Hearing Protection Act in this new Congress. Although we recognize that introducing this bill is the first step in what will be a lengthy process to change federal law, we look forward to working on the Duncan-Carter bill, alongside the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation and the NRA to advance and ultimately enact this common-sense legislation.”

Also known as silencers, suppressors are the hearing protection of the 21st century sportsman. Despite common Hollywood-based misconceptions, the laws of physics dictate that no suppressor will ever be able to render gunfire silent. Suppressors are simply mufflers for firearms, which function by trapping the expanding gasses at the muzzle, allowing them to slowly cool in a controlled environment. On average, suppressors reduce the noise of a gunshot by 20 – 35 decibels (dB), roughly the same sound reduction as earplugs or earmuffs. In addition to hearing protection, suppressors also mitigate noise complaints from those who live near shooting ranges and hunting lands.

Unfortunately, suppressors have been federally regulated since the passage of the National Firearms Act of 1934. The NFA regulates the transfer and possession of certain types of firearms and devices, including suppressors. Currently, prospective buyers must send in a Form 4 application to the ATF, pay a $200 transfer tax per suppressor, undergo the same background check process that is required to purchase a machine gun, and wait months for the ATF to process and approve the paperwork. In stark contrast, many countries in Europe place no regulations on their purchase, possession, or use.

The Duncan-Carter Hearing Protection Act will fix the flawed federal treatment of suppressors, making it easier for hunters and sportsmen to protect their hearing in the 42 states where private suppressor ownership is currently legal, and the 40 states where hunting with a suppressor is legal. This legislation will remove suppressors from the onerous requirements of the NFA, and instead require purchasers to pass an instant NICS check, the same background check that is used during the sale of long guns. In doing so, law-abiding citizens will remain free to purchase suppressors, while prohibited persons will continue to be barred from purchasing or possessing these accessories.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN SUPPRESSOR ASSOCIATION 

The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is the unified voice of the suppressor industry. Our mission is to unite and advocate for the common interests of suppressor manufacturers, distribu­tors, dealers, and consumers. To accomplish our mission, our principal initiatives focus on state lobbying, federal lobbying, public education, and industry outreach.

For more information on how you can join the ASA, and help protect and expand your right to own and use suppressors, please visit www.AmericanSuppressorAssociation.com.



Posted in American Suppressor Association, Hunting, Legislation, NFA, NRA, Ownership, Suppressors Are Legal | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

2016: A Year In Review

Dear Friends,

As 2016 draws to an end, we would like to thank you for your support and steadfast commitment towards advancing pro-suppressor reform across the country. As an organization that serves the interests of you, our members, it has been our pleasure to lead the fight for suppressors on both the State and Federal levels. 2016 brought many significant accomplishments, including the legalization of suppressors in Iowa, and the legalization of suppressor hunting in Michigan and New Hampshire. As we approach the New Year, we do so with excitement in anticipation of the many great things to come. With your help, 2017 will quietly go down in history as the year of the suppressor.

Here is a recap of 2016, and a preview of our agenda for the upcoming year:

asa_edu_map_061616

STATE REFORM

At the state level, through our No State Left Behind campaign, the American Suppressor Association will continue to focus our legislative efforts on two simple initiatives: (1) legalizing private suppressor ownership in all 50 states; and (2) expanding the ability of sportsmen and women to use suppressors while hunting in all 50 states.To meet our objective, we are working to introduce and pass pro-suppressor reform in every state where private ownership and suppressor hunting are currently prohibited.

We had our first campaign victory in 2016 on February 11th, when Michigan became the 38th state to legalize hunting with suppressors following a 4-1 vote by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission. This was an initiative that we worked on for much of 2015 alongside our partners at the National Rifle Association (NRA), and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF).

Following our victory in Michigan, Iowa became the 42nd state to legalize suppressor ownership and the 39th to legalize hunting with a suppressor when Gov. Terry Branstad signed House File 2279 into law on March 31st. The legalization of suppressor ownership was a tremendous victory for citizens of the Hawkeye State. It was an effort three years in the making, which would not have happened without collaboration between ourselves, the Iowa Firearms Coalition (IFC), the NRA, and the thousands of Iowans who supported the legislation.

On May 28th, Governor Shumlin (D) of Vermont signed H. 570 into law, which, among other things, removed the two year sunset provision that was included in the original bill legalizing suppressor ownership in the state. This makes suppressor ownership in Vermont a permanent fixture. However, Vermont is one of two states remaining where suppressor ownership is legal but hunting with a suppressor is not. Expect for that to change in 2017!

The victories in New England kept coming, as on June 10th, following three years of work by an ASA led coalition, New Hampshire became the 40th state to legalize suppressor hunting. Not only was the bill signed by Gov. Maggie Hassan (D), it also passed their State Senate unanimously, highlighting the bipartisan nature of this issue. With the legalization of suppressor hunting in New Hampshire, Connecticut and Vermont are now the only states where ownership is legal but hunting is not. The ASA is working on legislation to legalize hunting in both remaining states.

In Illinois, SB206, the bill to legalize suppressor ownership, is still alive and moving. SB 206 passed out of committee in late November, but has not yet received a vote on the Senate floor. There is still a possibility that it could be voted on during the “lame-duck” session on January 9th and 10th. We are doing everything that we can to ensure that it receives the vote it deserves. Rest assured that we will communicate any major developments, and that we will be reintroducing the bill in early 2017 should it not pass the Senate in the current session.

In Massachusetts, the legislation to legalize suppressor ownership passed the first of two relevant committees, but was stalled and died in the second. Nonetheless, the passage of the bill by the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security marked the first time in history that pro-suppressor reform has had any positive movement in the Bay State. We would like to thank the Gun Owner’s Action League (GOAL), and ASA sponsors YHM and Sig Sauer, for their support in advancing this legislation. We stand ready to work with them to reintroduce and pass this important legislation in Massachusetts next year!

As for the remaining states, the ASA is working with partner organizations to introduce legislation to legalize suppressor ownership and hunting in Delaware, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. We have also hosted a legislative demonstration in California, and have drafted language for a bill to legalize suppressors in the state. We are working with our lobbyist in California to introduce the bill by early February.

To our friends who cannot yet own or use suppressors, do not lose hope. Even though it may seem like a long shot in some of these states, we refuse to give up until we have accomplished our goal of legalizing suppressor ownership and hunting in all 50 states. No State Left Behind means no state will be left behind.

No State Left Behind

FEDERAL REFORM

On the Federal level, the ASA is focused on three primary issues:

  • Remove suppressors from the NFA by passing the Hearing Protection Act
  • Legalize the exportation of suppressors to foreign commercial markets
  • Protect the hearing of our servicemen and women by making every firearm in the military’s arsenal suppressor ready

ASA_TAXSTAMP_FB_102115

 HEARING PROTECTION ACT

Since the election, the Hearing Protection Act of 2015 (HPA) (H.R.3799) has become one of the most popular pieces of legislation in the country. The intent of the HPA is to remove suppressors from the purview of the National Firearms Act (NFA), and instead require purchasers to pass an instant NICS check, the same background check that is used during the sale of long guns. The bill also includes a provision to give a tax credit for the $200 transfer tax to applicants who purchase their suppressor after October 22, 2015.

At the end of the 114th Congress, the Hearing Protection Act of 2015 has officially retired, along with its original sponsor, Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona. The bill, which ultimately had 82 bipartisan cosponsors, will be back very soon in the next Congress. For months, the ASA has been hard at work, along with the CSF and the NRA, laying the foundation to reintroduce the bill as the Hearing Protection Act of 2017.

Over 70,000 letters of support for the HPA were sent to legislators in 2016, each of which did their part to help educate lawmakers on the merits of suppressors. Once the HPA is reintroduced in January, we will once again need your help contacting lawmakers on the new legislation. Be sure to keep an eye out for correspondence containing our plan of action for members and supporters.  In the meantime, we encourage you to continue purchasing suppressors and keep funding the industry so that we can make the final push to get this historic legislation across the finish line.

hpa-banner

SUPPRESSOR EXPORT ACT

On April 29th, Representative Chris Stewart (R-UT) introduced the Suppressor Export Act of 2016 (H.R. 5135), which would require the State Department to allow the exportation of American made suppressors for commercial use to friendly foreign nations that currently allow civilian ownership of suppressors. Rep. Stewart’s Suppressor Export Act will give American manufacturers the opportunity to compete in established foreign marketplaces for the first time. When enacted, this common-sense legislation will create new manufacturing jobs within the fastest growing segment of the American firearms industry. The ASA will continue working to move this legislation forward in 2017. In addition, we will work with the NRA and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) to petition the Trump Administration to complete the President’s Export Control Reform, a measure that would move sporting firearms and accessories from the jurisdiction of the State Department to the less restrictive purview of the Commerce Department where firearms like sporting shotguns are currently regulated.

ATF 41F

The implementation of ATF Rule 41F brought a significant change to NFA paperwork by adding background check requirements for all trustees during the transfer process. This was certainly not a perfect, or welcomed change to the process, but the implementation of 41F did bring an end to the onerous Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) signature process, which was used by many jurisdictions as a de-facto ban on NFA ownership.

MILITARY SOLICITATION

Hunters and warfighters have one thing in common: they don’t like wearing earplugs. Their rationale is simple; traditional hearing protection devices hinder their ability to hear their surroundings. In the field, it can mean the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful hunt. In combat, it can mean the difference between life and death.

We send our warfighters overseas with earplugs that we know they’re not going to use, and act surprised when they return with hearing related injuries. In reality, it should come as no surprise that tinnitus and noise-induced hearing loss are the VA’s top two disability claims, conservatively costing taxpayers over two billion dollars annually. Every year, that number grows. We understand that small arms fire isn’t the only injury inducing noise source on the battlefield, but it is by far the most frequently encountered. Suppressors are the only tool that will mitigate any such noise at the source, greatly reducing the risk for permanent injury, while simultaneously preserving our warfighters auditory situational awareness in an engagement.

For this reason, we believe that every firearm in our military’s arsenal should be suppressed. We owe it to our warfighters to do everything that we can to make sure that they return home safely without any permanent injuries. In regards to hearing, we have failed them thus far. From a monetary standpoint, we have a fiduciary responsibility to our taxpayers to be good stewards of their money. The initial cost to outfit our warfighters with suppressors will be far less that the long term cost of treating their injuries for life.

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

Like any association, we are only as strong as our members. Simply put, the more people we have involved, the more effective we will be. This year, our overall membership has grown nearly 70%, making us a much more formidable political force going in to the new year. We are humbled by the significant growth in our membership base, and hope to continue the upward trend by doubling the number of members involved in the ASA in 2017. This is where we need your help.

If you would like to see more pro-suppressor gains next year, please encourage your friends, fellow shooters, and suppressor dealers to join and lend their voice to our organization. The more individuals and businesses we have involved, the higher the likelihood of passing the Hearing Protection Act will be. We currently have 104 dealer members across the country. By the end of 2017, we would like to have 300 dealers actively involved, and over 500 dealers by the end of 2018. If your favorite Class III dealer is not yet an ASA dealer member, we encourage you to reach out to them and ask them to join. Let them know that you will support the businesses that support your rights!

FUNDRAISING UPDATE

Following the election, the ASA set a bold goal to raise $100,000 through new memberships and donations by Inauguration Day. This money will go directly toward our lobbying efforts, helping to keep our staff on the road to work the issues in the upcoming legislative session. At the time of this article, we have raised just over $35,000, roughly one third of our goal. With nearly one month to go before inauguration, we still have $65,000 to raise to meet our goal. With your help, we will get there!

MICHAEL WILLIAMS DEPARTS ASA

On December 15th, Michael Williams, General Counsel of the ASA, accepted a position with the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee’s legal team. Michael has been an instrumental part of our association for over two years, successfully lobbying on both the State and Federal levels. Perhaps his most noteworthy achievement during his tenure with the ASA was serving as the lead author of the text of the Hearing Protection Act, which took nearly 6 months of back and forth with Congressional Legislative Counsel to finalize. While Michael leaves big shoes to fill at the ASA, we support him wholeheartedly, and wish him well in his new endeavor.

THANK YOU SPONSORS!

Lastly, we would like to take a moment to thank all of our sponsors. These are the companies that are helping win the fight for your right to shoot suppressed. We would like to again recognize our sponsors in 2016: AAC, AR15.com, Barrett, Blackhawk!, Dakota Silencer DRD Tactical, GemtechLiberty SuppressorsLipsey’s, Magpul, Orchid Advisors, Ruger, RSR Group, Sig Sauer, Tactical Solutions, Thunder Beast Arms CorporationTNVC, and United Sporting Companies / Ellett Brothers. We would also like to acknowledge those sponsors that are new or have recommitted to supporting the ASA for 2017: AcuSport, Backup Tactical, B&H Police SupplyCGS Group, Daniel DefenseDRD Tactical, Legal ManufacturingPOF-USA, SilencerCo, Silencer Shop, Tactical Solutions, Vortex Optics, and YHM

Posted in 41F, American Suppressor Association, Educational, Export, Hunting, Hunting, Legislation, Military, NFA, NRA, Ownership, Suppressors Are Legal, The Industry, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Backup Tactical joins as Tier 7 sponsor for 2017

banner

 

 

BOCA RATON, FL - The American Suppressor Association is excited to announce our newest sponsor, Backup Tactical. They have joined the ASA as a Tier 7 sponsor for 2017. The folks at Backup Tactical contacted the ASA and wanted to get involved in a meaningful way to support the association’s work on the Hearing Protection Act. As a manufacturer of thread protectors for suppressed firearms, their sponsorship of the association was a natural fit.

ABOUT BACKUP TACTICAL: Backup Tactical is a manufacturer of custom thread protectors. They provide unique thread protectors for suppressor ready firearms in a number of styles, finishes and popular thread pitches. Machined out of aluminum alloy, the thread protectors are softer than the host barrel material, making them an inexpensive sacrificial part that will protect the threads against inadvertent drops, dings, dirt, and grime while reducing the risk or accidental cross threading that can damage an expensive barrel.

Posted in American Suppressor Association, NFA, The Industry | 1 Comment

Illinois Suppressor Legislation Passes Committee Vote

Flag_of_Illinois.svg

 

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Senate Bill 206 has been passed in the Judiciary Committee in a 7-5 vote. It now heads to the full Senate for a floor vote. The Judiciary Hearing was placed on the calendar at 2:11pm, to be held at 4:00pm. ASA staff rushed to Springfield to continue to work the bill and gather support. ASA urges our supporters that live in Illinois to contact their senators and respectfully request them to support and vote YES on the bill. This is happening very quickly and we will provide updates through our social media channels as information becomes available.

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

HPA is the #1 most viewed bill at Congress.gov

asa-header-logo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Hearing Protection Act (HPA) was the #1 most viewed bill at Congress.gov last week. Last week we asked, and you delivered, to make the HPA the most viewed bill. These grassroots efforts will help keep the HPA at the forefront of pro-gun legislation under the new Administration. It is only through concerted effort and continued pressure that we will be able to gain back the rights that we were stripped of over 82 years ago when suppressors were incorrectly added to the National Firearms Act.

congressnumber1

Yet another pro-suppressor article was published this week in the Free Beacon quoting ASA Executive Director Knox Williams, and ASA Board Member and SilencerCo CEO Joshua Waldron on the benefits of suppressor use. While it will be nothing new to suppressor users, each of these articles has the potential to reach and educate thousands of people that only know what they have seen in the movies before.

Last, but certainly not least, we are thrilled to have Tactical Solutions confirming their support of the ASA again for 2017. Tactical Solutions joined the ASA as a corporate sponsor at SHOT Show 2016. In addition to their fantastic line of .22LR suppressors, Tactical Solutions makes high quality .22LR firearms that make excellent suppressor hosts.

tac-sol-logo

Posted in American Suppressor Association, Educational, Legislation, NFA, Ownership, The Industry | 2 Comments

Legislative Update

asa-header-logo

ATLANTA, GA – We have a call to action for our members, fans, and followers this week. For the past two weeks H.R. 3799, The Hearing Protection Act, has been the #2 most viewed bill in Congress. We would like to see it pushed to #1. We’re asking everyone to go to this link HERE and then click on H.R. 3799 to view the bill. We would like to see it in the #1 position next week.

As the 114th Congress comes to an end, the ASA is beginning to shift our focus toward January, and the certain reintroduction of the Hearing Protection Act in both the House and the Senate. With the retirement of Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), the Representative who we worked with to introduce the Hearing Protection Act in 2015, we are currently working to finalize arrangements with the best primary sponsor available to ensure that we are able to get the HPA passed and signed into law. Although we are not yet ready to announce who our sponsor will be, we will make that announcement as soon it is appropriate. Our goal is to have the primary sponsor set and ready to introduce the Hearing Protection Act as soon as possible after the 115th Congress is sworn in on January 3rd.

Two weeks ago we announced a goal to raise $100,000 through new memberships and donations by Inauguration Day. We’re happy to announce that in just 13 days, we have raised just over $20,000. This includes 220 new members, 10 new life members, 13 dealer sponsors and three new corporate sponsors. If you haven’t joined already, please do so. Be a part of passing this historic legislation.

73340744

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

POF joins as Tier 7 sponsor for 2017

pof_logo_vector_words-copy

 

PHOENIX, AZ - The American Suppressor Association is pleased to announce that Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) has joined the ASA as a Tier 7 sponsor for 2017. POF has a strong track record of supporting the rights and freedoms of Americans and the ASA is honored to have their support. Tony Tarantino, Sales Manager for POF said, “Even with the new change in power coming to the presidency we here at POF USA believe in the cause and believe in the good work the ASA is doing.”

ABOUT PATRIOT ORDNANCE FACTORY

POF-USA is an Arizona-based small arms manufacturer known for its revolutionary concepts and radical approaches to engineering used to develop the finest piston driven AR-type rifles used by civilians and professionals worldwide. We are a market leader delivering a portfolio of regulated short-stroke gas piston operating rifles. We accept no compromise in the building of our product, known as “Patriot” designs. “PATRIOT” Designs must have Passion, Authenticity, Trustworthiness, Rebellion, Independence, Objectivity and Truth. We accept no compromise in the building of our products that are Tough, Accurate, Modular, Durable and True. For more information, visit www.pof-usa.com or call 623-561-9572.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN SUPPRESSOR ASSOCIATION

The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is the unified voice of the suppressor industry. Our mission is to unite and advocate for the common interests of suppressor manufacturers, distribu­tors, dealers, and consumers. To accomplish our mission, our principal initiatives focus on state lobbying, federal lobbying, public education, and industry outreach.

For more information on how you can join the ASA, and help protect and expand your right to own and use suppressors, please visit www.AmericanSuppressorAssociation.com.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment