RHODE ISLAND: SUPPRESSOR BILL SCHEDULED FOR COMMITTEE HEARING

On Tuesday, June 6th, the Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 399. Introduced in March by Senators Archambault, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Lombardo, Lombardi, SB 399 seeks to legalize suppressor ownership and hunting in Rhode Island. Suppressors are currently legal to own in 42 states, 40 of which allow their use while hunting.  Although legal … Continue reading “RHODE ISLAND: SUPPRESSOR BILL SCHEDULED FOR COMMITTEE HEARING”

FLORIDA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NEEDS YOUR HELP

On Friday, November 21, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is scheduled to conduct a final vote on whether or not they will repeal the prohibition on the use of firearm suppressors for taking deer, gray squirrels, rabbits, wild turkeys, quail, and crows. The draft rule, which was initially included in the Consent … Continue reading “FLORIDA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NEEDS YOUR HELP”

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”

ALABAMA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING TO BE LEGAL

On Saturday, March 1st, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) recommended to the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board (CAB) that the prohibition on suppressed firearms be lifted to allow hunters in the state to use legally possessed suppressors in the field. The ASA has spoken with a member of the Conservation Advisory Board, who informed … Continue reading “ALABAMA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING TO BE LEGAL”

GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

Last week, the Georgia State Senate took a major step forward on critical suppressor hunting legislation when it voted to pass Senate Bill 93 by a 43-10 vote. Sponsored by Senator Bill Heath (R-31), SB 93 received overwhelming bipartisan support. The bill seeks to repeal the prohibition on the use of legally possessed suppressors while … Continue reading “GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT”

GEORGIA: ASA BACKED HUNTING BILL GOES TO SENATE FLOOR

Senate Bill 93, sponsored by Senator Bill Heath (R-31), is scheduled for a vote on the Georgia State Senate Floor on Wednesday, February 26th.  The bill seeks to repeal the prohibition on the use of legally possessed suppressors while hunting in Georgia. Georgia is currently one of only eight states that permits the ownership of … Continue reading “GEORGIA: ASA BACKED HUNTING BILL GOES TO SENATE FLOOR”

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”

GEORGIA SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE

On Monday, Senate Bill 93, sponsored by state Senator Bill Heath (R-31), passed in the Senate Natural Resources and Environment Committee. If enacted, the bill would legalize the use of lawfully possessed suppressors on firearms while hunting in Georgia. Georgia is currently one of only eight states that permits the ownership of suppressors, but not … Continue reading “GEORGIA SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE”

Live Free Or Die – New Hampshire Suppressor Bill Needs Your Help

On Tuesday, February 4th, the ASA testified to the New Hampshire House Fish and Game and Marine Resources Committee in support of House Bill 1495. Introduced by State Representative J.R. Hoell (R-Merrimack), the bill seeks to repeal the prohibition on the use of suppressors while hunting. During the hearing, HB 1495 received opposition from the New … Continue reading “Live Free Or Die – New Hampshire Suppressor Bill Needs Your Help”