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”

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”

MINNESOTA BECOMES 40th STATE TO LEGALIZE SUPPRESSORS

This afternoon, Governor Mark Dayton signed Senate File 878 into law, officially making Minnesota the 40th state to legalize the private possession of suppressors. Effective 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 … Continue reading “MINNESOTA BECOMES 40th STATE TO LEGALIZE SUPPRESSORS”

MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE PASSES BIPARTISAN BILL TO LEGALIZE SUPPRESSORS

Late last night, both chambers of the Minnesota legislature voted overwhelmingly to pass Senate File 878, an Omnibus public safety finance and policy bill which includes a provision that will legalize suppressors in Minnesota.  The vote came towards the end of a legislative session that kept lawmakers at the capitol throughout the weekend.  After a … Continue reading “MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE PASSES BIPARTISAN BILL TO LEGALIZE SUPPRESSORS”

MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES HOUSE

Yesterday, ASA and NRA backed House File 1434, a bipartisan bill that would legalize suppressor ownership and hunting in Minnesota, passed a vote in the House of Representatives by a margin of 89 – 40. It will now move to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill, which also includes suppressor hunting and “Shall Sign” provisions, would … Continue reading “MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES HOUSE”

MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES COMMITTEE, MOVES TO HOUSE

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 … Continue reading “MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES COMMITTEE, MOVES TO HOUSE”

MINNESOTA: ASA BACKED SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

This week, Rep. Mark Anderson (R-9A) introduced ASA and NRA backed House File 1434, a bipartisan bill that would legalize suppressor ownership and hunting in Minnesota. The bill also includes a “Shall Sign” provision, which would require Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) in Minnesota to sign suppressor applications within 15 days of receipt, unless the applicant is … Continue reading “MINNESOTA: ASA BACKED SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION INTRODUCED”