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 … Continue reading “United We Stand: A Factual Review of the Hearing Protection Act From the Board of the ASA”

ALABAMA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL

On October 1st, hunting with suppressors became legal in Alabama. The measure, which was passed unanimously by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Board on May 3rd, removed the prohibition on the use of suppressors while hunting all game and non-game animals in the state. The amended regulation, §220-2-.02 (1)(e), eliminated the language barring … Continue reading “ALABAMA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL”

LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING LAWS TAKE EFFECT

Today, Louisiana House Bill 186 and Senate Bill 212 took effect. The duplicative bills, which were introduced by Rep. Cameron Henry (R-82) and Sen. Rick Ward III (R-17), were signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) at the end of May. Supported by the ASA, NRA-ILA, and Louisiana Shooting Association (LSA), the measures have extended the … Continue reading “LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING LAWS TAKE EFFECT”

Arizona and Kentucky: shall sign LEGISLATION now in EFFECT

In recent weeks, Shall Sign legislation has gone into effect in Kentucky and Arizona. These states now join Kansas and Utah as the first four states in 2014 to enact Shall Sign requirements. On November 1, Oklahoma will become the fifth. On July 15, Kentucky House Bill 128 took effect. Signed by Gov. Steve Beshear (D) … Continue reading “Arizona and Kentucky: shall sign LEGISLATION now in EFFECT”

GEORGIA & KANSAS: PRO-SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION TAKES EFFECT

On July 1, pro-suppressor legislation in Georgia and Kansas went into effect. NRA and ASA backed House Bill 60, the most comprehensive gun bill to ever pass in the state of Georgia, included a provision which allows the use of sound suppressors while hunting. With the enactment of the new law, Georgia became the 32nd state in which … Continue reading “GEORGIA & KANSAS: PRO-SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION TAKES EFFECT”

LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL SIGNED INTO LAW – EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1

Yesterday, Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) signed ASA and NRA backed House Bill 186 into law. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Cameron Henry (R-82), will legalize suppressor hunting for all game animals in the state, effective August 1, 2014. The new law marks a major step in the right direction for hunters across the … Continue reading “LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL SIGNED INTO LAW – EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1”

ATF UPDATES FINAL ACTION DATE FOR 41P

Last Fall, the Obama Administration issued an executive action that seeks to amend the transfer of NFA firearms. Known as ATF 41P, it was published in the Federal Register on September 9 and granted a 90 day comment period. In all, over 9,500 comments were submitted to the Federal Register. Of those, around 1,000 were disqualified … Continue reading “ATF UPDATES FINAL ACTION DATE FOR 41P”

LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, GOES TO GOVERNOR

Earlier today, the Louisiana State Legislature voted to pass two ASA and NRA backed suppressor hunting bills which seek to legalize suppressor hunting for all game animals in the state. Under current statute, suppressor use is only permitted while hunting non-game animals. The Senate began by unanimously passing House Bill 186 via a 35-0 vote. The … Continue reading “LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, GOES TO GOVERNOR”

OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE OVERRIDES SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION VETO

Yesterday, the Oklahoma State Senate voted 39-0 to override Gov. Mary Fallin’s veto of House Bill 2461. The vote comes eight days after the House voted 86-3 to do the same. Since the override has passed both legislative chambers, with overwhelming bipartisan support, HB 2461 has been enacted into law. It will take effect on November … Continue reading “OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE OVERRIDES SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION VETO”

ASA CHANGES NAME TO AMERICAN SUPPRESSOR ASSOCIATION

The American Silencer Association is pleased to announce that we have changed our name to the American Suppressor Association. We feel that this is a necessary step to portray our industry in the most accurate light while advocating and educating the public on behalf of the suppressor industry. The core mission of the ASA is … Continue reading “ASA CHANGES NAME TO AMERICAN SUPPRESSOR ASSOCIATION”