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

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

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 […]

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Where do we go from here?

  ATLANTA, GA - The American Suppressor Association has worked tirelessly for the last five years to prepare for days like today. To be ready for the kind of landscape that is before us. We now have more work ahead of us, not less. The finish line is in sight and we need your support more than […]

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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 […]

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ASA Speaks at GOAL Dinner in Massachusetts

BOXBOROUGH, MA – Last night, ASA General Counsel Michael Williams spoke in front of a packed house at a fundraising dinner for the Massachusetts Gun Owners’ Action League.  The dinner, which took place at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough, was attended by over 500 people showing their support for GOAL, and raised several thousand dollars for the […]

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Vermont: Gov. Shumlin Signs Bill Removing Suppressor Ownership Sunset Clause

Last week, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed H. 570 into law, thereby making suppressor ownership and use legal in Vermont in perpetuity.  As you may recall, Gov. Shumlin last year signed H. 5 into law, a bill that made Vermont the 41st state to allow private suppressor ownership.  One downside to last year’s H.5 was that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES FIRST CONCURRENCE VOTE

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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 […]

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