LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILLS ON MOVE

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”

ALABAMA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING LEGALIZED – EFFECTIVE LATE JUNE

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”

OKLAHOMA HOUSE VOTES TO OVERRIDE SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION VETO

Today, the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted 86-3 to override Gov. Mary Fallin’s veto of House Bill 2461. The bill, which was one of 15 House bills that the governor vetoed on Tuesday morning, would have required Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) in Oklahoma to sign NFA applications within 15 days of receipt, unless the applicant … Continue reading “OKLAHOMA HOUSE VOTES TO OVERRIDE SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION VETO”

OKLAHOMA SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION VETOED

This morning, Oklahoma House Bill 2461 was vetoed by Gov. Mary Fallin. The bill would have required Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) in Oklahoma to sign NFA applications within 15 days of receipt, unless the applicant was found to be a prohibited person. HB 2461 previously passed the House by a 92-1 margin, and the Senate with … Continue reading “OKLAHOMA SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION VETOED”

SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW IN FOUR STATES

In recent weeks, Shall Sign legislation has advanced in a number of states across the country. On April 2, Governor Herbert signed House Bill 373 into law, making Utah the first state this session to pass this type of legislation. On April 11, Gov. Beshear of Kentucky signed House Bill 128 into law, an omnibus … Continue reading “SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW IN FOUR STATES”

GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

At noon today, Governor Nathan Deal (R-GA) signed NRA and ASA backed House Bill 60  into law. It is one of the most comprehensive gun bills to pass in the state of Georgia. Included in the bill is a provision to legalize suppressor use while hunting. The law will go into effect on July 1, 2014. … Continue reading “GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL SIGNED INTO LAW”

An Update on ATF eForms

Yesterday, ATF Deputy Assistant Director Marvin Richardson issued a letter to eForms users, breaking the near two week radio silence on the future of the eForms system. ATF took the eForms system down nearly two weeks ago, with little to no public acknowledgement as to why or when it would come back. There were many … Continue reading “An Update on ATF eForms”

IOWA: CONTACT CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP IMMEDIATELY

Iowa House File 2381, a bill which sought to legalize the possession and ownership of firearm suppressors in Iowa, was denied a hearing in a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee chaired by Senator Thomas Courtney (D-44), and is no longer active. HF 2381, formerly known as HF 384, passed the Iowa State House by an 83-16 margin. The … Continue reading “IOWA: CONTACT CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP IMMEDIATELY”

KANSAS: SHALL SIGN BILL PASSES SENATE, GOES TO HOUSE FOR CONCURRENCE

Yesterday, the Kansas State Senate voted unanimously to pass NRA and ASA backed House Bill 2578, with amendment, by a final tally of 40 – 0.  The bill, which already passed the House 123 – 0, seeks to ensure that law abiding citizens in Kansas would receive their CLEO signature within 15 days of submitting their NFA application. … Continue reading “KANSAS: SHALL SIGN BILL PASSES SENATE, GOES TO HOUSE FOR CONCURRENCE”

GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, GOES TO GOVERNOR

Just before midnight on Thursday, the Georgia House of Representatives voted to pass NRA and ASA backed House Bill 60 by a final tally of 112-58. It is one of the most comprehensive gun bills to pass in the state of Georgia. The bill, which was passed by the Senate on Tuesday, spent the majority of Thursday in … Continue reading “GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, GOES TO GOVERNOR”