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"

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"

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"

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"

The comment period for ATF 41P has come to an end. With your help, a total of 9,230 comments were received by the Federal Register, over 5,000 of which were submitted in the final week. The overwhelming majority of the posts were in opposition to the draconian proposed regulatory amendment. Read our submission here: American … Continue reading "ASA Comment to ATF 41P"

As the deadline for comments on ATF 41P approaches, the ASA encourages you to take a stand. In order to make your voice heard, submit comments to the Federal Register. All submissions must be made by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, December 9th. To assist you in your comments, we would like to provide talking points … Continue reading "Bullet Points for 41P"

The ASA needs your help. On Monday, December 9th, the comment period for ATF 41P, will end. For those unfamiliar with the proposed NFA rule change, please read our statement discussing ATF 41P. Since ATF 41P was published in the Federal Register, the ASA has been working with industry to coordinate support against sections of … Continue reading "HOW TO COMMENT AGAINST ATF 41P"

The ASA needs your help.On August 29, 2013, the Obama Administration issued an executive action that seeks to amend the transfer of NFA firearms. Known as ATF 41P, it was published in the Federal Register on September 9. The public comment period, which lasts 90 days, will come to a conclusion on Monday, December 9. … Continue reading "AMERICAN SILENCER ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON ATF 41P"

American Silencer Association lobbyist Todd Rathner was in Oklahoma today working on SB1743 The Landowner’s Hunting Freedom Act sponsored By Senator Steve Russell, which would legalize the use of suppressors for hunting on private land in Oklahoma. The same measure failed in committee last week for lack of a “second”. After working closely with NRA … Continue reading "Oklahoma Suppressor Bill Passes a Critical Hurdle"