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Category Archives: Silencers are Legal

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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Mass: ASA Testifies in Support of Suppressor Legalization Bill

On Thursday, January 28th, the ASA was on the ground at the Massachusetts State House along with Chris and Kevin Graham, owners of Yankee Hill Machine, to testify in support of S. 1271 before the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.  S. 1271, sponsored by Sen. Donald Humason, Jr. (R-Westfield), would make Massachusetts […]

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Iowa: Suppressor Legalization Bill Passes House Subcommittee, Needs Your Help

Yesterday, HF 2043, a bill introduced by Rep. Matt Windschitl that would make Iowa the 42nd state to legalize suppressors, passed out of a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee on a 2-1 vote.  The ASA was on hand to testify in support of the bill, along with the Iowa Firearms Coalition. As you may […]

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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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ASA ANNOUNCES 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 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 […]

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ASA Attends Bill Signing with VT Gov. Shumlin

On Thursday, July 16th, ASA General Counsel Michael Williams attended the ceremonial signing of Vermont bill H.5, which legalized private suppressor ownership there effective July 2nd.  Governor Peter Shumlin signed the ceremonial version of the law at the Barre Fish and Game Club in conjunction with Vermont’s annual Moose Permit Lottery.  Rep. Pat Brennan was […]

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MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSORS NOW LEGAL

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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 […]

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MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES COMMITTEE, MOVES TO HOUSE

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Yesterday, ASA and NRA backed House File 1434, a bipartisan bill that would legalize suppressor ownership and hunting in Minnesota, passed the House Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee through a voice vote. It will now move to the House floor, where a vote is expected within the next several weeks. The bill, which also […]

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WEST VIRGINIA: SHALL-SIGN BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, HEADS TO GOVERNOR

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Earlier today, the West Virginia House voted unanimously, 99-0, to pass an NRA and ASA backed “Shall-Sign” bill which will ensure that all law abiding West Virginians have the ability to purchase and own suppressors. Senate Bill 284, sponsored by Sen. David Nohe (R-03), passed the Senate on February 4th on a unanimous 33-0 vote. Now […]

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TEXAS: SHALL SIGN/CERTIFY LEGISLATION PASSES COMMITTEE

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Today, House Bill 1179 passed the House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee unanimously, on an 8-0 vote. Sponsored by Rep. Charlie Geren (R-99), this ASA, NRA, and TSRA backed bill is a pro-suppressor measure which would require Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) in Texas to sign NFA applications within 15 days of receipt, unless the […]

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