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”

TEXAS: SHALL SIGN/CERTIFY LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE

Earlier this week, Senate Bill 476 passed the Senate State Affairs committee by a 7-2 margin. Sponsored by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-18), 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 applicant is found to … Continue reading “TEXAS: SHALL SIGN/CERTIFY LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE”

TEXAS: SHALL SIGN/CERTIFY LEGISLATION PASSES COMMITTEE

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 … Continue reading “TEXAS: SHALL SIGN/CERTIFY LEGISLATION PASSES COMMITTEE”

TEXAS: SHALL SIGN/CERTIFY LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Earlier this week, Rep. Charlie Geren (R-99) introduced ASA and NRA backed House Bill 1179, 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 applicant is found to be a prohibited person. Known as “Shall Sign” or “Shall Certify” legislation, … Continue reading “TEXAS: SHALL SIGN/CERTIFY LEGISLATION INTRODUCED”

NFA ITEMS ARE LEGAL IN TEXAS

In recent weeks, select organizations have made the claim that items regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) are illegal to possess in Texas and four other states with large NFA markets. These states include Alaska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Washington. This claim is false. NFA items ARE LEGAL to own and possess in … Continue reading “NFA ITEMS ARE LEGAL IN TEXAS”