IOWA: SUPPRESSOR BILL PASSES HOUSE

Yesterday, House File 2279, a bill introduced by Rep. Matt Windschitl (R-17) that would make Iowa the 42nd state to legalize suppressors, passed out of the Iowa House of Representatives by a 74 – 24 margin. The legislation, formerly HF 2043, is backed by the American Suppressor Association, the Iowa Firearms Coalition (IFC), and the National Rifle Association. … Continue reading “IOWA: SUPPRESSOR BILL PASSES HOUSE”

IOWA SECOND AMENDMENT DAY – FEB 23, 2016

  The American Suppressor Association would like to see Iowa become the 42nd state to legalize suppressor ownership. If you do too, now is the time to break your silence! Join us at the Capitol in Des Moines on Tuesday, Feb. 23rd for Second Amendment Day! Representatives from the American Suppressor Association will be joining the … Continue reading “IOWA SECOND AMENDMENT DAY – FEB 23, 2016”

MICHIGAN: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL

On February 11th, Michigan became the 38th state to allow for the use of firearm suppressors while hunting when the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) voted 4 – 1 to approve an amended version of Wildlife Conservation Order Amendment No. 1 of 2016. The measure became effective immediately. The initial proposal included two arbitrary restrictions which … Continue reading “MICHIGAN: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL”

2015: A YEAR IN REVIEW

  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 … Continue reading “2015: A YEAR IN REVIEW”

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

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. … Continue reading “MICHIGAN: LEGALIZATION OF SUPPRESSOR HUNTING TO BE CONSIDERED BY NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION”

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the introduction of the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) by Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05). This historic piece of legislation will remove suppressors from the purview of the National Firearms Act (NFA), replacing the antiquated federal transfer process with an instantaneous NICS background check. The HPA … Continue reading “ASA ANNOUNCES HEARING PROTECTION ACT: A BILL TO REMOVE SUPPRESSORS FROM THE NFA”

MAINE: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL

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 … Continue reading “MAINE: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL”

MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL

Today,  the suppressor hunting portion of ASA backed Senate File 878 takes effect, making Minnesota the 36th state to allow for the use of suppressors while hunting. Maine will soon become the 37th state to follow suit, when Legislative Document 942 goes into effect in mid-October. As you may recall, on July 1st, a separate portion of … Continue reading “MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL”

MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSORS NOW LEGAL

Today, ASA backed Senate File 878 takes effect, making Minnesota the 40th state to allow civilians to own and possess suppressors. On August 1st, SF 878 will also make Minnesota the 36th state to allow for the use of suppressors while hunting. This major victory for suppressor rights comes after months of hard work on the … Continue reading “MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSORS NOW LEGAL”

MAINE: PRO-SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW

At midnight last night, ASA backed Legislative Document 942 became law, making Maine the 37th state to legalize full game suppressor 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 days … Continue reading “MAINE: PRO-SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW”