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STATEMENT REGARDING POTENTIAL ATF DETERMINATION ON MODULAR SUPPRESSORS

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ATLANTA, GA – Over the past week, multiple claims have stated that the BATFE’s Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division (FATD) is in the process of issuing an industry wide determination on the legality of modular suppressors. After speaking at length to several of our contacts within ATF, ASA has concluded that these assertions stem from misinterpreted comments made by ATF officials at a recent industry conference. According to our contacts at ATF, these are the facts related to three separate areas of discussion:

Modular Suppressor Design – FATD is in the process of reviewing a request from an independent industry representative regarding a single, specific modular suppressor design. The representative is seeking a determination regarding their specific product, not a blanket determination that would apply to other existing modular designs. The issue in question is whether or not the suppressor being reviewed has the ability to assemble more than one functional suppressor out of the component parts that are supplied as a single suppressor to the end-user.

ATF 29P – On May 4, 2016, ATF published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) in response to an eight year old request by the National Firearms Act Trade & Collectors Association (NFATCA) made in 2008. In the ANPRM, ATF sought to specify that manufacturers must mark the outer tube of suppressors, not just any externally visible part. The ASA, along with many members of the industry, submitted comments to the ATF opposing ATF 29P. We have been told by ATF that 29P is no longer being worked on by the Bureau, as many current suppressor designs without an outer tube have made the proposed rules within 29P obsolete.

NFA Handbook – The NFA Division and Firearms & Explosives Industry Division are working on a long overdue update to the NFA Handbook. Within the updated handbook, new language will be included that addresses the repair or replacement of modular suppressor components. This language will be consistent with previously published guidance, which states that the serialized component of a suppressor cannot be replaced without the filing of a new Form 2 by the manufacturer, and a new Form 4 by the consumer, including the payment of applicable transfer taxes. Unmarked components of a modular suppressor may be replaced by a licensed manufacturer on a one-for-one basis, just as previously allowed in the silencer FAQ published by ATF on April 17, 2008.

In summation, there are currently no widespread determinations set to be issued by ATF with regards to modular suppressors.

 

 

 

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AMERICAN SUPPRESSOR ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ORCHID ADVISORS ON FFLBIZHUB.COM PLATFORM FOR FFLS

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ATLANTA, GA – The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is excited to announce a new partnership with Orchid Advisors and FFLBizHub.com. Orchid Advisors, as a corporate sponsor of the ASA, is expanding their involvement in the Association by offering discounted access to their new FFLBizHub.com for ASA Members.

FFLBizHub.com is an online resource for managing and growing an FFL’s business. The platform provides FFL / SOT application guidance, software-based methods t0 track, manage and price inventory, enhance ATF transaction recording and train personnel. Rather than download one-time use guides, members are provided recurring access that includes 24×7 A&D / Bound Book and Turbo Tax-like logic to determine applicable firearm regulations based on geography and features.

“In the firearms industry, the burden of compliance and staying up to date with changing laws and regulations can at times seem overwhelming,” said Knox Williams, President of the American Suppressor Association. “FFLBizHub.com is a comprehensive application that will help FFLs and SOTs run their operations in a far more efficient manner, freeing up time and resources to focus on their core mission of making and selling products. We are proud to be one of the four leading industry associations involved, because we believe that the FFLBizHub.com platform will provide tremendous value to our members.”

“The firearms industry has seen an increase in the number of service providers, downloadable FFL / SOT “launch kits”, FFL protection, cloud-based A&D books and other tools that promise so much,” says Jon Rydberg, CEO of Orchid Advisors. “We worked directly with the four leading industry associations to significantly modernize the way that FFLs and SOTs will be managed while cutting legal and operational expenses. This is an application that the firearms industry has been waiting for. And, future phases of the product will continue to bring new levels of API-driven inventory, licensing, and compliance services that have not yet been available.”

Members of the ASA will have discounted 24×7 access to FFLBizHub.com as an added benefit of membership. For more information on membership benefits, or to become a Member of the ASA visit www.ASADealer.com.

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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 the suppressor community. 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.

ABOUT ORCHID ADVISORS:

Orchid Advisors is the industry’s leading designer of firearm industry software applications which benefit ATF compliance, serialized inventory control and business operations. The firm provides various software providers and the largest Federal Firearms Licensees with electronic A&D and ATF eForm functionality that can be integrated with their ERP, WMS and POS applications. Orchid is also the designer of SaaS-based applications for the firearms industry such as the FFLBizHub.com and Serial Number Inventory Tool which provide FFLs with a subscription-based service to manage their manufacturing, distribution and retail business. The FFLBizHub.com is the only firearms industry software platform to include both eA&D and e4473 while being indorsed by all four industry trade associations (NSSF, NASGW, ASA and the NRA Business Alliance). For more information, visit www.orchidadvisors.com.

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MASSACHUSETTS: SUPPRESSOR LEGALIZATION BILL TO BE HEARD IN COMMITTEE

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On Tuesday, July 18th at 1:00 PM in Room A-1, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on the Judiciary will hear two bills which seek to legalize suppressor ownership in Massachusetts. H. 763, sponsored by Rep. Josh Cutler (D – Plymouth), H. 789, sponsored by and Rep. Paul Frost (R – Auburn) and Sen. Michael Moore (D – Second Worcester), would replace the current law that prohibits the possession of suppressors by non-manufacturers with language that allows private individuals to own and possess suppressors so long as they are not (1) prohibited persons; (2) committing a violent felony; (3) committing a crime of violence against a family member; or (4) possessing or selling controlled substances.

Although legal in 42 states, suppressors have been federally regulated since the passage of the National Firearms Act of 1934. Currently, prospective buyers must send in a Form 4 application to the ATF, pay a $200 transfer tax per suppressor, undergo the same process that is required to purchase a machine gun, and wait ten to twelve months for the ATF to process and approve the paperwork. In stark contrast, many countries in Europe place little to no regulations on their purchase, possession, or use.

The American Suppressor Association will be on hand to testify in support of these bills, but we need your help! Using the contact information below, please contact members of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary and politely urge them to vote in support of H. 763 and H. 789. 

Sen. William N. Brownsberger – Chairperson  William.Brownsberger@masenate.gov

Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz – Vice-Chair  Sonia.Chang-Diaz@masenate.gov

Sen. John F. Keenan  John.Keenan@masenate.gov

Sen. Cynthia S. Creem   Cynthia.Creem@masenate.gov

Sen. Patricia D. Jehlen – Patricia.Jehlen@masenate.gov

Sen. Richard J. Ross – Richard.Ross@masenate.gov

Rep. Claire D. Cronin – Chairperson  Claire.Cronin@mahouse.gov

Rep. James M. Cantwell – Vice-Chair James.Cantwell@mahouse.gov

Rep. Colleen M. Garry – Colleen.Garry@mahouse.gov

Rep. Carole A. Fiola   Carole.Fiola@mahouse.gov

Rep. Daniel J. Hunt – Daniel.Hunt@mahouse.gov

Rep. Michael S. Day – Michael.Day@mahouse.gov

Rep. Rady Mom – Rady.Mom@mahouse.gov

Rep. Paul Tucker – Paul.Tucker@mahouse.gov

Rep. Bud Williams – Bud.Williams@mahouse.gov

Rep. Shelia C. Harrington – Sheila.Harrington@mahouse.gov

Rep. James J. Lyons, Jr. – James.Lyons@mahouse.gov

ASA – Massachusetts Letter – Judiciary Committee – July 18, 2017

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 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.

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HEARING PROTECTION ACT LANGUAGE INCORPORATED INTO COMPREHENSIVE SPORTSMENS PACKAGE

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Committee on Natural Resources has scheduled a hearing for the morning of June 14, in which the Federal Lands Subcommittee will hear a discussion draft of the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act. The SHARE Act, which is being championed in a bipartisan manner by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Co-Chairs Representative Jeff Duncan (R-SC), and Representative Gene Green (D-TX), is a comprehensive package that covers a wide range of hunting, fishing, and outdoor related issues. Included in the legislation is Title XVII, a strengthened version of the Hearing Protection Act.

Since the re-introduction of the Hearing Protection Act by Rep. Duncan and Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) in January (H.R. 367S. 59) the American Suppressor Association (ASA) has met with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on multiple occasions to discuss technical amendments to the language. As a result, we were able to create several technical amendments that were incorporated into the current draft of the SHARE Act. These include:

  • Sec. 1702: Removing suppressors from the National Firearms Act, subjecting them to the same instant NICS background check as long guns, and issuing a refundable tax credit to anyone who has purchased a suppressor since the HPA’s original date of introduction
  • Sec. 1703: Ensuring that suppressors will remain legal in all 42 states where they are currently legal, after suppressors are removed from the National Firearms Act
  • Sec. 1704: Preempting states from levying taxes or registration requirements on suppressors. However, this will not make suppressors legal in any state where state law currently prohibits them.
  • Sec. 1705: Granting the ATF 365 days to destroy all suppressor related records from the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record (NFRTR)
  • Sec. 1706: Developing a “keystone part” definition, and requiring that such keystone part is serialized on every suppressor. This will ensure that individual suppressor parts, like pistons and endcaps, will not require serialization.
  • Sec. 1707: Imposing a 10% Pittman-Robertson excise tax on the manufacture of each new suppressor, a tax that is currently imposed on all Title I firearms

“The inclusion of the Hearing Protection Act in the sportsmen’s package highlights the commitment of the Sportsmen’s Caucus to make the hunting and recreational shooting experiences safer and more enjoyable for all,” said Knox Williams, President and Executive Director of the American Suppressor Association. “We know for a fact that exposure to noise from recreational firearms is one of the leading causes of hearing loss, which is why the CDC, NIOSH, and the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) have all recommended using suppressors as a tool to mitigate the danger. We look forward to working with the Sportsmen’s Caucus to make this legislation a reality.”

Suppressors have been federally regulated since the passage of the National Firearms Act of 1934. Currently, prospective buyers must live in one of the 42 states where they are legal, must send in an application including fingerprints and passport photos to the ATF, pay a $200 transfer tax, and wait for an indeterminate amount of time for the ATF to process the application. As of June, 2017, wait times are in excess of 10 months. In stark contrast, many countries in Europe place no regulations on their purchase, possession, or use. 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.

To voice your support for the Hearing Protection Act, visit www.HearingProtectionAct.com.

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 the suppressor community. 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.

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RHODE ISLAND: SUPPRESSOR BILL SCHEDULED FOR COMMITTEE HEARING

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On Tuesday, June 6th, the Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear
Senate Bill 399. Introduced in March by Senators Archambault, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Lombardo, Lombardi, SB 399 seeks to legalize suppressor ownership and hunting in Rhode Island. Suppressors are currently legal to own in 42 states, 40 of which allow their use while hunting. 

Although legal in 42 states, suppressors have been federally regulated since the passage of the National Firearms Act of 1934. Currently, prospective buyers must send in a Form 4 application to the ATF, pay a $200 transfer tax per suppressor, undergo the same process that is required to purchase a machine gun, and wait eight to twelve months for the ATF to process and approve the paperwork. In stark contrast, many countries in Europe place little to no regulations on their purchase, possession, or use.

With your help, we can bring Rhode Island one step closer to becoming the 43rd state to legalize suppressors. Using the contact information below, please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and politely urge them to vote in support of SB 399. 

Sen. Erin Lynch Prata – Chairperson - sen-lynch@rilegislature.gov

Sen. Stephen R. Archambault – Vice-Chairperson - sen-archambault@rilegislature.gov

Sen. Harold M. Metts – Secretary - sen-metts@rilegislature.gov

Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne – Member -  sen-coyne@rilegislature.gov

Sen. Mark W. Gee – Member - sen-gee@rilegislature.gov

Sen. Paul V. Jabour – Member - sen-jabour@rilegislature.gov

Sen. Frank S. Lombardi – Member - sen-lombardi@rilegislature.gov

Sen. Donna M. Nesselbush – Member - sen-nesselbush@rilegislature.gov

Sen. Leonidas P. Raptakis – Member - sen-raptakis@rilegislature.gov

ASA – Rhode Island SB 399 Letter of Support – Judiciary Committee – June 6, 2017

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 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.

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Although legal in 42 states, suppressors have been federally regulated since the passage of the National Firearms Act of 1934. Currently, prospective buyers must send in a Form 4 application to the ATF, pay a $200 transfer tax per suppressor, undergo the same process that is required to purchase a machine gun, and wait eight to twelve months for the ATF to process and approve the paperwork. In stark contrast, many countries in Europe place little to no regulations on their purchase, possession, or use.

According to Dr. William W. Clark, the current Director of the Washington University School of Medicine’s Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, “the most serious threat to hearing comes from recreational hunting or target shooting”. This is in large part due to the fact that many people choose not to use traditional hearing protection devices like earplugs and earmuffs. To explain why, multiple studies have found that between 70 to 80% of hunters never wear earplugs or earmuffs, and nearly half of all target shooters don’t consistently wear traditional hearing protection. It should come as no surprise that for every five years of hunting, you become seven percent more likely to experience high frequency hearing loss.

In a 2011 study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated, “the only potentially effective noise control method to reduce students’ or instructors’ noise exposure from gunfire is through the use of noise suppressors that can be attached to the end of the gun barrel. However, some states do not permit civilians to use suppressors on firearms.” In a similar study from 2014 on noise exposure at shooting ranges, NIOSH recommended, “if feasible and legally permissible, attach noise suppressors to firearms to reduce peak sound pressure levels.”

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.

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NEW YORK: SUPPRESSOR BILL SCHEDULED FOR COMMITTEE HEARING

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On Wednesday, June 7th, the New York Senate Environmental Conservation Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 1209A. Introduced in January by Senator Robert Ortt (R, C, IP), SB 1209A seeks to legalize suppressor ownership and hunting in New York state. Suppressors are currently legal to own in 42 states, 40 of which allow their use while hunting.

Although legal in 42 states, suppressors have been federally regulated since the passage of the National Firearms Act of 1934. Currently, prospective buyers must send in a Form 4 application to the ATF, pay a $200 transfer tax per suppressor, undergo the same process that is required to purchase a machine gun, and wait eight to twelve months for the ATF to process and approve the paperwork. In stark contrast, many countries in Europe place little to no regulations on their purchase, possession, or use.

With your help, we can bring New York one step closer to becoming the 43rd state to legalize suppressors. Using the contact information below, please contact members of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee and politely urge them to vote in support of S 1209A.  

Chairman Thomas O’Mara (R,C,IP) – omara@nysenate.gov

Vice-Chair Tony Avella (D,IP) – avella@nysenate.gov 

Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D) – kaminsky@nysenate.gov

Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D) – addabbo@nysenate.gov

Sen. Richard Funke (R, C, IP) – Funke@nysenate.gov

Sen. Brad Holyman (D, WF) – hoylman@nysenate.gov

Sen. George Latimer (D) – latimer@nysenate.gov

Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle (R) – lavalle@nysenate.gov

Sen. Betty Little (R, C, IP) – little@nysenate.gov

Sen. Carl L Marcellino (R, C, IP) – marcelli@nysenate.gov

Sen. Robert G. Ortt (R, C, IP) – Ortt@nysenate.gov

Sen. Elaine Phillips (R) – ephillips@nysenate.gov

Sen. James Tedisco (R, C) – tedisco@nysenate.gov

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 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.

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Although legal in 42 states, suppressors have been federally regulated since the passage of the National Firearms Act of 1934. Currently, prospective buyers must send in a Form 4 application to the ATF, pay a $200 transfer tax per suppressor, undergo the same process that is required to purchase a machine gun, and wait eight to twelve months for the ATF to process and approve the paperwork. In stark contrast, many countries in Europe place little to no regulations on their purchase, possession, or use.

According to Dr. William W. Clark, the current Director of the Washington University School of Medicine’s Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, “the most serious threat to hearing comes from recreational hunting or target shooting”. This is in large part due to the fact that many people choose not to use traditional hearing protection devices like earplugs and earmuffs. To explain why, multiple studies have found that between 70 to 80% of hunters never wear earplugs or earmuffs, and nearly half of all target shooters don’t consistently wear traditional hearing protection. It should come as no surprise that for every five years of hunting, you become seven percent more likely to experience high frequency hearing loss.

In a 2011 study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated, “the only potentially effective noise control method to reduce students’ or instructors’ noise exposure from gunfire is through the use of noise suppressors that can be attached to the end of the gun barrel. However, some states do not permit civilians to use suppressors on firearms.” In a similar study from 2014 on noise exposure at shooting ranges, NIOSH recommended, “if feasible and legally permissible, attach noise suppressors to firearms to reduce peak sound pressure levels.”

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.

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ASA TO AUCTION FIVE CUSTOM SUPPRESSED GLOCK 21 PACKAGES


The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is teaming up with a group of our sponsors to raise money for the Association by auctioning off five suppressed CUSTOM Glock 21 (.45 ACP) packages. All five packages are completely identical, with one notable exception: they each include a suppressor from a different manufacturer. When the auctions finish, the suppressor manufacturer who raised the most money will be crowned the winner! As a 501(c)(6) non-profit, our ability to advocate for pro-suppressor reform like the Hearing Protection Act is made possible by generous support from people like you. Help us protect your right to protect your hearing by bidding on these amazing packages today!

These auctions include the following ($2,300+ MSRP):

  • CUSTOM Legal Manufacturing, LLC NIB Battleworn® Glock 21 (.45 ACP) with their patent-pending nickel boron plating, Lone Wolf Distributors Alpha Wolf Threaded Barrel and additional factory G21 Barrel – NIB ONE® plated, SSVi Tyr Trigger – NIB Battleworn® plated and Glock factory night sights ($1,599 MSRP)
  • .45 ACP suppressor from one of the five suppressor manufacturers ($699+ MSRP)
  • Silencer Shop Single-Shot NFA Gun Trust ($40.00 MSRP)

All proceeds of the auction will go directly towards the ASA’s fight to pass pro-suppressor reform on both the State and Federal Levels. This means that your purchase not only guarantees you a great package, but it will also help the ASA protect and expand your suppressor rights!


Legal manufacturing, LLC
 

Legal Manufacturing’s latest offering is the NIB BATTLEWORN® Mod 2 Glock® 21. The factory Glock® is modified to improve the functionality, balance and assist with weapon manipulation. The factory Glock® 21 slide is plated in Legal Manufacturing’s patent pending NIB BATTLEWORN®. The factory Glock® 21 barrel and additional Lone Wolf Alpha threaded barrel and cap are plated in a matte variant of Legal Manufacturing, LLC’s proprietary NIB ONE®. Legal Manufacturing’s nickel boron plated surfaces reduce the operating friction of the firearm due to the low static coefficient of friction without the need for lubrication. Legal Manufacturing has made the additional modifications to enhance the performance of the NIB BATTLEWORN® Mod 2 Glock® 21:

  • added forward serrations and weight reducing side and top slide cuts;
  • removed the finger grooves, reduced the pistol grip and undercut the trigger guard;
  • added a unique stippled texture to the pistol grip;
  • added a NIB BATTLEWORN® plated SSVi Tyr trigger; which was designed to be the next evolution in an EDC/duty trigger and maintains all current safeties built into the Glock Safe Action system but enhances the leverage used when actuating trigger; and
  • added Glock® factory night sights.

Legal Manufacturing, LLC NIB BATTLEWORN MOD 2 Glock 21
Legal Manufacturing, LLC NIB BATTLEWORN MOD 2 Glock 21
Legal Manufacturing, LLC NIB BATTLEWORN MOD 2 Glock 21
The NIB BATTLEWORN® MOD 2 Glock® 21 is a performance firearm that does not sacrifice Glock® factory reliability.


 Additionally, Silencer Shop is donating one of their new SINGLE-SHOT NFA trusts, so long as the winner transfers the suppressor to a Powered By Silencer Shop dealer. All NFA rules still apply, and no refund will be given for the NFA trust, if the trust is not redeemed. For more information on the Powered By Silencer Shop network, visit www.SilencerShop.com/buy-it-local.


A special thank you to all of our sponsors for making this auction possible! For more information on the donations and where to find them, visit:

LUNAR 45 Suppressor donated by Gemetch: www.Gemtech.com or the Gemtech Facebook Page.

OBSIDIAN Suppressor donated by Rugged Suppressors: www.RuggedSuppressors.com or the Rugged Suppressors Facebook Page.

SRD45 Suppressor donated by Sig Sauer: www.SigSauer.com or the Sig Sauer Facebook Page.

OMEGA 45K Suppressor donated by SilencerCo: www.SilencerCo.com or the SilencerCo Facebook Page.

Sidewinder-45 Suppressor donated by YHM: www.YHM.net or the YHM Facebook Page.

Original Gen 3 Glock 21 donated by B&H Police Supply: www.BHPoliceSupply.com or the B&H Police Supply Facebook Page.

Custom NIB Battleworn® finish and precision laser stippling by Legal Manufacturing: www.LegalManufacturing.com or the Legal Manufacturing, LLC Facebook Page.

Gunsmithing donated by KF Armory: www.KFArmory.com or the KF Armory Facebook Page.

Alpha Wolf Threaded Barrels donated by Lone Wolf Distributors: www.LoneWolfDist.com or the Lone Wolf Distributors Facebook Page.

SSVi Tyr Trigger donated by SSVi: www.SSVI.us or the SSVi Facebook Page.

Single Shot NFA Gun Trust donated by Silencer Shop: www.SilencerShop.com or the Silencer Shop Facebook Page.

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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 research.

For more information on how you can join the ASA, and help protect and expand your right to own and use suppressors, please visit us online at www.AmericanSuppressorAssociation.com or on the ASA Official Facebook Page.

If you would like to support the ASA’s Hearing Protection Act (HR 367, S 59), visit our website at www.HearingProtectionAct.com to contact your legislators today!

All NFA rules apply. Buyer must be at least 21 years of age, a resident of the U.S. residing in one of the 42 states that currently allow civilian ownership of suppressors, and be legally eligible to purchase a firearm.

The American Suppressor Association is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit. However, contributions or gifts to the American Suppressor Association are not tax deductible.

 

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Desert Tech joins ASA as 2017 sponsor

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ATLANTA, GA - The American Suppressor Association is pleased to announce Desert Tech, manufacturer of compact precision rifles and suppressors, as a Tier 7 sponsor for 2017. Based in Salt Lake City, UT, Desert Tech has been providing high quality rifle and suppressor systems to the US and International customers for the past decade.

Desert Tech will be joining us at the ASA Media Day hosted prior to the NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta next week.

“Desert Tech has a passion and proven track record for supporting the protection and advancement of the rights of civilian shooters,” said Owen Miller, ASA Director of Outreach. “We are excited to have them as a part of our team as we work to pass pro-suppressor reform at the state and federal levels.”

ABOUT DESERT TECH:

Desert Tech was founded in May of 2007, the company was created to protect the freedom of the United States of America, our allies and people by providing the most compact, accurate, and reliable precision weapon systems in the world. Desert Tech strongly supports civil rights, especially the right of every individual to own firearms to protect them self, their family, and their property and the use of firearms in defense, hunting, and shooting sports.

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.

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Hudson Mfg joins ASA as Tier 4 sponsor

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ATLANTA, GA - The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is pleased to announce Hudson Manufacturing, makers of the revolutionary H9 pistol, as the newest sponsor of the ASA. Hudson Manufacturing joins the Association as a Tier 4 sponsor for 2017. With their contribution, they join the ranks of a growing list of sponsors leading the fight to help protect your right to protect your hearing.

For many, Hudson Mfg and the H9 pistol were the talk of SHOT Show 2017. It was there that the ASA first met the Hudson team, which is comprised of veterans, sport shooters, and industry experts with a passion for revolutionary design, and high quality manufacturing. 

“Hudson Mfg is proud to support the ASA,” said Cy Hudson, CEO of Hudson Mfg. “There is no better organization advocating for suppressor use in the United States.”

“Hudson is a bold company with incredible passion for our industry,” said Owen Miller, ASA’s Director of Outreach. “Their commitment to helping us push legislative reform shows that their drive to challenge the status quo extends beyond their product line. We’re excited to welcome them into our family of industry leaders working to advance pro-suppressor reform nationwide.”

ABOUT HUDSON MFG

Headquartered in Temple, TX, Hudson Mfg is a veteran and woman run small business producing the new and innovative Hudson H9 pistol. The flagship product, the Hudson H9, is a unique and original design combining the features and benefits of some of the most successful products in the firearms industry. Hudson Mfg is a company comprised of passionate and experienced subject matter experts from across the firearms industry. Be sure to check out www.HudsonMfg.com.

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.

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United We Stand: A Factual Review of the Hearing Protection Act From the Board of the ASA

ATLANTA, GA - Our goals at the American Suppressor Association are simple: remove suppressors from the National Firearms Act through the passage of the Hearing Protection Act, and legalize suppressor ownership and use while hunting in all 50 states through our No State Left Behind campaign. While there is no shortage of media coverage on the Hearing Protection Act, it can, at times, be difficult to discern fact from fiction. Our Board of Directors, comprised of the leaders within the suppressor community who are standing up and fighting for your rights, want you to have the facts. Here is what they have to say:

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