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CALIFORNIA: ASA BACKED BILL TO LEGALIZE SUPPRESSORS INTRODUCED

CALIFORNIA: ASA BACKED BILL TO LEGALIZE SUPPRESSORS INTRODUCED

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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, […]

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HEARING PROTECTION ACT REACHES 100 COSPONSORS IN HOUSE

HEARING PROTECTION ACT REACHES 100 COSPONSORS IN HOUSE

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thirty-seven days after introduction, the Hearing Protection Act (H.R. 367) reached a symbolic milestone in the House of Representatives when Rep. Drew Ferguson (GA-03) signed on as the 100th cosponsor. Introduced by Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC-03) and Rep. John Carter (TX-31), this historic piece of legislation will remove suppressors from the purview […]

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CDC Study: Use Suppressors to Reduce Noise Exposure

CDC Study: Use Suppressors to Reduce Noise Exposure

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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 […]

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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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