This afternoon, the Ohio House of Representatives voted to pass ASA backed House Bill 234 by a 69 – 16 margin. The bill, which was amended in the Senate Civil Justice committee, passed the Senate by a 24 – 6 vote on December 9. It is now headed to Governor Kasich for his signature. Sponsored … Continue reading "OHIO: PRO-SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION PASSED, HEADING TO GOVERNOR"

Earlier today, the Ohio Senate Civil Justice Committee voted by an 8 – 2 margin to pass House Bill 234. The bill, which was amended in committee, was then moved to the Senate floor, where it passed 24 – 6. It is now headed to the House for concurrence. If passed without amendments, HB 234 will … Continue reading "OHIO: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING LEGISLATION ADVANCES"

The Ohio Senate Civil Justice Committee is expected to vote on House Bill 234 on Tuesday, December 9th. Sponsored by Rep. Cheryl Grossman (R-23) and Rep. John Becker (R-65), the bill was originally drafted to repeal the prohibition on the use of legally possessed suppressors while hunting in Ohio. Lawmakers are currently working to consolidate … Continue reading "OHIO: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING LEGISLATION NEEDS SUPPORT"

Today, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to repeal the 57 year old prohibition on the use of firearm suppressors for taking deer, gray squirrels, rabbits, wild turkeys, quail, and crows. Following the passage of the new regulation, the Commission then voted unanimously to authorize an Executive Order to allow the measure … Continue reading "FLORIDA: HUNTING WITH SUPPRESSORS LEGAL EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY"

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"

Last week, representatives from the American Suppressor Association (ASA) spoke with officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to discuss Docket No. ATF 41P, the NFA backlog, and the eForms system. On all fronts, there is encouraging news to report. ATF 41P – FINAL RULING NOW EXPECTED MAY, 2015 Last year, … Continue reading "ATF UPDATE: 41P, NFA BACKLOG, AND THE E-FORMS SYSTEM"

Today, Oklahoma House Bill 2461 takes effect. The pro-suppressor bill, which was vetoed by Gov. Mary Fallin and subsequently passed via a nearly unanimous veto override, will require Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) in Oklahoma to sign NFA applications within 15 days of receipt, unless the applicant is found to be a prohibited person. With … Continue reading "OKLAHOMA: SHALL CERTIFY LEGISLATION TAKES EFFECT NOVEMBER 1"

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"

On October 1st, hunting with suppressors became legal in Alabama. The measure, which was passed unanimously by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Board on May 3rd, removed the prohibition on the use of suppressors while hunting all game and non-game animals in the state. The amended regulation, §220-2-.02 (1)(e), eliminated the language barring … Continue reading "ALABAMA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL"

Today, Louisiana House Bill 186 and Senate Bill 212 took effect. The duplicative bills, which were introduced by Rep. Cameron Henry (R-82) and Sen. Rick Ward III (R-17), were signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) at the end of May. Supported by the ASA, NRA-ILA, and Louisiana Shooting Association (LSA), the measures have extended the … Continue reading "LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING LAWS TAKE EFFECT"