House File 2381, formerly known as HF 384, is scheduled to for a vote on the Iowa State House Floor today. Introduced by State Rep. Matt Windschitl, (R-Missouri Valley), the bill passed last week 17-4 in the House Judiciary Committee with strong bipartisan support. If enacted, HF 2381 would legalize the possession and ownership of … Continue reading "IOWA: SUPPRESSOR LEGALITY BILL SCHEDULED FOR HOUSE FLOOR VOTE TODAY"

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"

In key states across the country, Shall Sign legislation is moving forward. Shall Sign legislation refers to bills that would require Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) in the state to signoff on NFA applications within a prescribed period of time, unless the applicant is found to be a prohibited person. When the National Firearms Act … Continue reading "SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION MOVING FORWARD ACROSS THE COUNTRY"

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"

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"

Yesterday, House File 384, introduced by State Rep. Matt Windschitl, (R-Missouri Valley) passed 17-4 in the House Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support. If enacted, HF 384 would legalize the possession and ownership of firearm suppressors in Iowa. Iowa is currently one of only 11 states that prohibit the possession of suppressors by civilians. For a … Continue reading "IOWA: CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY"

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"