In recent weeks, Shall Sign legislation has gone into effect in Kentucky and Arizona. These states now join Kansas and Utah as the first four states in 2014 to enact Shall Sign requirements. On November 1, Oklahoma will become the fifth. On July 15, Kentucky House Bill 128 took effect. Signed by Gov. Steve Beshear (D) … Continue reading "Arizona and Kentucky: shall sign LEGISLATION now in EFFECT"
On July 1, pro-suppressor legislation in Georgia and Kansas went into effect. NRA and ASA backed House Bill 60, the most comprehensive gun bill to ever pass in the state of Georgia, included a provision which allows the use of sound suppressors while hunting. With the enactment of the new law, Georgia became the 32nd state in which … Continue reading "GEORGIA & KANSAS: PRO-SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION TAKES EFFECT"
70 years ago today, Allied forces executed the largest seaborne invasion in history. Known as Operation Overlord, it served as one of the turning points in the war, contributing to the Allied victory over the Nazis. Today, we remember their courage and honor their sacrifices. Never Forget. “Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary … Continue reading "D-Day"
Yesterday, Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) signed ASA and NRA backed House Bill 186 into law. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Cameron Henry (R-82), will legalize suppressor hunting for all game animals in the state, effective August 1, 2014. The new law marks a major step in the right direction for hunters across the … Continue reading "LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL SIGNED INTO LAW – EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1"
Last Fall, 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 and granted a 90 day comment period. In all, over 9,500 comments were submitted to the Federal Register. Of those, around 1,000 were disqualified … Continue reading "ATF UPDATES FINAL ACTION DATE FOR 41P"
Earlier today, the Louisiana State Legislature voted to pass two ASA and NRA backed suppressor hunting bills which seek to legalize suppressor hunting for all game animals in the state. Under current statute, suppressor use is only permitted while hunting non-game animals. The Senate began by unanimously passing House Bill 186 via a 35-0 vote. The … Continue reading "LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, GOES TO GOVERNOR"
Yesterday, the Oklahoma State Senate voted 39-0 to override Gov. Mary Fallin’s veto of House Bill 2461. The vote comes eight days after the House voted 86-3 to do the same. Since the override has passed both legislative chambers, with overwhelming bipartisan support, HB 2461 has been enacted into law. It will take effect on November … Continue reading "OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE OVERRIDES SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION VETO"
The American Silencer Association is pleased to announce that we have changed our name to the American Suppressor Association. We feel that this is a necessary step to portray our industry in the most accurate light while advocating and educating the public on behalf of the suppressor industry. The core mission of the ASA is … Continue reading "ASA CHANGES NAME TO AMERICAN SUPPRESSOR ASSOCIATION"
The ASA has been working with the NRA this session to legalize suppressor hunting for all game animals in Louisiana. There are currently two bills, with equal language, which seek to accomplish this goal. House Bill 186, which was introduced by Rep. Cameron Henry, (R-82), passed the House by an 82-15 margin on April 2. … Continue reading "LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILLS ON MOVE"
This morning, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Board voted unanimously to repeal the prohibition on the use of suppressors while hunting for all game and non-game animals. When the regulation takes effect in late June, Alabama will become the 32nd state to allow hunters to use legally possessed suppressors in the field. … Continue reading "ALABAMA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING LEGALIZED – EFFECTIVE LATE JUNE"