CALIFORNIA: ASA BACKED BILL TO LEGALIZE SUPPRESSORS INTRODUCED

Sacramento, CA – On Friday, February 17th, State Senator Joel Anderson (R-38) introduced Senate Bill 710, a bill which seeks to legalize suppressor ownership and their use while hunting in California. The legislation, which is backed by the American Suppressor Association (ASA), is awaiting committee referral. It currently has five additional co-authors in the Senate, … Continue reading

CALIFORNIA: ASA BACKED BILL TO LEGALIZE SUPPRESSORS INTRODUCED

CDC Study: Use Suppressors to Reduce Noise Exposure

With the reintroduction of the Duncan-Carter Hearing Protection Act, suppressors have been thrust to the forefront of the national political debate. According to many traditional gun control advocates, firearms are not loud enough to cause hearing damage. They make definitive statements, like this one from a recent LA Times article, that, “there’s no evidence of a public health … Continue reading

CDC Study: Use Suppressors to Reduce Noise Exposure

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 … Continue reading

2016: A Year In Review

Fall Update

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – It has been an exciting year for the ASA, and we’re not done yet. On the Federal side, our primary focus has been Rep. Salmon’s (R-AZ) Hearing Protection Act (HPA) (HR 3799). In addition to the HPA, which has 78 co-sponsors on both sides of the aisle, we also worked closely with … Continue reading

Fall Update

NEW HAMPSHIRE: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES FINAL CONCURRENCE VOTE

Today, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to concur with a minor amendment made to Rep. John Burt’s (R-Hillsborough) HB 500 by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The changes removed the “Findings” section from the original language, but did not alter the functionality of the legislation. From here, the bill will now move to Governor Hassan’s desk for … Continue reading “NEW HAMPSHIRE: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES FINAL CONCURRENCE VOTE”

REP. STEWART ANNOUNCES SUPPRESSOR EXPORT ACT: A BILL TO LEGALIZE COMMERCIAL EXPORTATION OF SUPPRESSORS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the introduction of the Suppressor Export Act of 2016 (SEA), H.R. 5135, by Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-02). This legislation would require the State Department to allow the exportation of American made suppressors to existing commercial markets in friendly nations abroad. American suppressor manufacturers … Continue reading “REP. STEWART ANNOUNCES SUPPRESSOR EXPORT ACT: A BILL TO LEGALIZE COMMERCIAL EXPORTATION OF SUPPRESSORS”

NEW HAMPSHIRE: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES FIRST CONCURRENCE VOTE

This morning, the New Hampshire House Fish and Game and Marine Resources Committee voted 11-5 to concur with a minor amendment made to Rep. John Burt’s (R-Hillsborough) HB 500 by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The changes removed the “Findings” section from the original language, but did not alter the functionality of the legislation. From here, the bill will … Continue reading “NEW HAMPSHIRE: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES FIRST CONCURRENCE VOTE”

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”