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”

Louisiana State Police to Begin Providing CLEO Certification for CHP Holders

For several months, the American Suppressor Association has been working with the Louisiana State Police (LSP) and Governor Bobby Jindal’s office to establish a statewide system in which NFA applicants in Louisiana would receive a Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) certification. Today, we received word that starting Monday, May 11th, LSP will begin providing signatures … Continue reading “Louisiana State Police to Begin Providing CLEO Certification for CHP Holders”

LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, GOES TO GOVERNOR

Earlier today, the Louisiana State Legislature voted to pass two ASA and NRA backed suppressor hunting bills which seek to legalize suppressor hunting for all game animals in the state. Under current statute, suppressor use is only permitted while hunting non-game animals. The Senate began by unanimously passing House Bill 186 via a 35-0 vote. The … Continue reading “LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, GOES TO GOVERNOR”

LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILLS ON MOVE

The ASA has been working with the NRA this session to legalize suppressor hunting for all game animals in Louisiana. There are currently two bills, with equal language, which seek to accomplish this goal. House Bill 186, which was introduced by Rep. Cameron Henry, (R-82), passed the House by an 82-15 margin on April 2. … Continue reading “LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILLS ON MOVE”

ALABAMA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING LEGALIZED – EFFECTIVE LATE JUNE

This morning, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Board voted unanimously to repeal the prohibition on the use of suppressors while hunting for all game and non-game animals. When the regulation takes effect in late June, Alabama will become the 32nd  state to allow hunters to use legally possessed suppressors in the field. … Continue reading “ALABAMA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING LEGALIZED – EFFECTIVE LATE JUNE”

Louisiana: Suppressor Hunting Bill Introduced

On Monday, State Rep. Cameron Henry, (R-82) introduced House Bill 186 to the Louisiana State House. The bill seeks to repeal the prohibition on the use of legally possessed suppressors while hunting. As of February 17, the bill has been provisionally referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Environment. As HB 186 develops, the ASA will … Continue reading “Louisiana: Suppressor Hunting Bill Introduced”