CDC Study: Use Suppressors to Reduce Noise Exposure

With the reintroduction of the Duncan-Carter Hearing Protection Act, suppressors have been thrust to the forefront of the national political debate. According to many traditional gun control advocates, firearms are not loud enough to cause hearing damage. They make definitive statements, like this one from a recent LA Times article, that, “there’s no evidence of a public health … Continue reading

CDC Study: Use Suppressors to Reduce Noise Exposure

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”

VERMONT: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP BILL HEARD IN COMMITTEE

Earlier this afternoon, the ASA testified to the Vermont House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources in support H. 621. Introduced by State Representative Patrick Brennan (R-Chittenden), the bill seeks to repeal the prohibition on the manufacture, sale, use, and possession of suppressors by citizens in Vermont. A local ABC News affiliate sat down … Continue reading “VERMONT: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP BILL HEARD IN COMMITTEE”

IOWA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP BILL NEEDS YOUR HELP

Last week, State Rep. Matt Windschitl, (R-Missouri Valley) introduced House File 384 to the Iowa State House. The purpose of the bill is to legalize the possession of suppressors for the law abiding citizens of Iowa who complete the proper Federal NFA transfer process. Iowa is currently one of only 11 states that prohibit the … Continue reading “IOWA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP BILL NEEDS YOUR HELP”

An Update on 41P

On January 14th, the Board of the American Silencer Association met with the leadership of the NFA Branch of the ATF. The meeting was cordial and productive, with the focus of the conversation centered on ATF 41P. After SHOT Show, we will post a full debrief of the meeting. For now, we would like to … Continue reading “An Update on 41P”