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Category Archives: Law Enforcement

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 […]

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ASA Announces SureFire as 2017 Sponsor

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 […]

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IOWA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP AND HUNTING NOW LEGAL

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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 […]

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IOWA: BILL SIGNING SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY

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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 […]

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IOWA: SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION HEADS TO GOVERNOR

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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 […]

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ASA Testifies at Michigan Natural Resources Commission Meeting

On January 14th, the American Suppressor Association’s General Counsel, along with representatives from the National Rifle Association and several Michigan sportsmen’s groups, testified at the Michigan Natural Resources Commission meeting in Traverse City, Michigan, where the Commission was considering Wildlife Conservation Order Amendment No. 1 of 2016, a resolution to eliminate the prohibition on the use of […]

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CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER CERTIFICATION TO BE REMOVED FROM NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT TRANSFERS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, January 4th, the Obama administration issued the final rule for Docket No. ATF 41P, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on September 9th, 2013. The final rule has multiple provisions, most notably the elimination of the CLEO certification requirement for all NFA applications. The NPRM initially sought to amend […]

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2015: A YEAR IN REVIEW

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  2015 was a banner year for both the American Suppressor Association (ASA), and the suppressor community as a whole. In terms of pro-suppressor advocacy, 2015 was anything but quiet. Nine states enacted pro-suppressor laws or regulations, a bill was introduced in the U.S. Congress to remove suppressors from the National Firearms Act, and for […]

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MICHIGAN: LEGALIZATION OF SUPPRESSOR HUNTING TO BE CONSIDERED BY NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION

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Yesterday, the Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) heard testimony on the merits of suppressor hunting at a public hearing in Lansing, MI. During the meeting, a member of the Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division delivered a presentation to the NRC expressing that their department does not object to allowing hunters to use suppressors. […]

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MAINE: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL

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On October 15th, ASA backed Legislative Document 942 became law, making Maine the 37th state to allow for the use of suppressors while hunting. Sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason (R – Androscoggin County), LD 942 also includes a “Shall Sign” provision, which will require Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) in Maine to sign NFA applications within 15 […]

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