Louisiana State Police to Begin Providing CLEO Certification for CHP Holders

For several months, the American Suppressor Association has been working with the Louisiana State Police (LSP) and Governor Bobby Jindal’s office to establish a statewide system in which NFA applicants in Louisiana would receive a Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) certification. Today, we received word that starting Monday, May 11th, LSP will begin providing signatures … Continue reading “Louisiana State Police to Begin Providing CLEO Certification for CHP Holders”

MONTANA: FULL GAME SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL

Yesterday, Gov. Steve Bullock signed House Bill 250, legalizing the use of suppressors for all lawful hunting in Montana, effective immediately. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Kirk Wagoner (R-75), originally pertained only to the use of a suppressed firearm “when hunting wildlife not protected by state or federal law”. However, on March 27th, Gov. Bullock’s … Continue reading “MONTANA: FULL GAME SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL”

MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES HOUSE

Yesterday, ASA and NRA backed House File 1434, a bipartisan bill that would legalize suppressor ownership and hunting in Minnesota, passed a vote in the House of Representatives by a margin of 89 – 40. It will now move to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill, which also includes suppressor hunting and “Shall Sign” provisions, would … Continue reading “MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES HOUSE”

IOWA: SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION NEEDS SUPPORT

Iowa is well on its way to becoming the 40th state to legalize suppressor ownership, despite some hiccups in the legislative process. Since we last updated you, the bill numbers have changed several times as Iowa legislators fight over specifics, but the ASA is happy to inform you that last Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee … Continue reading “IOWA: SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION NEEDS SUPPORT”

ARKANSAS: SHALL-SIGN BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

Earlier this week, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed an NRA backed “Shall-Sign” bill which will ensure that all law abiding citizens of Arkansas have the ability to purchase and own suppressors. House Bill 1488, sponsored by Representative Tim Lemons (R-43), passed the House on March 12th on a unanimous 92-0 vote and the Senate 34-0 on … Continue reading “ARKANSAS: SHALL-SIGN BILL SIGNED INTO LAW”

MONTANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING LEGISLATION SUPPORTED BY GOVERNOR

Yesterday, Gov. Steve Bullock took a major step forward towards legalizing the use of suppressors for all lawful hunting in Montana when he returned House Bill 250 to the legislature with proposed amendments. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Kirk Wagoner (R-75), originally pertained only to the use of a suppressed firearm “when hunting wildlife not … Continue reading “MONTANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING LEGISLATION SUPPORTED BY GOVERNOR”

ARKANSAS: SHALL-SIGN BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, HEADS TO GOVERNOR

Earlier this week, the Arkansas Senate voted unanimously, 34-0, to pass an NRA backed “Shall-Sign” bill which will ensure that all law abiding citizens of Arkansas have the ability to purchase and own suppressors. House Bill 1488, sponsored by Representative Tim Lemons (R-43), passed the House on March 12th on a unanimous 92-0 vote. Now … Continue reading “ARKANSAS: SHALL-SIGN BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, HEADS TO GOVERNOR”

Montana: Suppressor Hunting Legislation Needs Support

Yesterday, Senate Bill 295 was heard by the Montana House Judiciary Committee. Sponsored by Senator Mark Blasdel (R-4), SB 295 would remove the prohibition on the use of legally possessed firearm suppressors while hunting for all game animals. Having already passed the Senate by an overwhelming majority of 35 to 15, SB 295 needs your … Continue reading “Montana: Suppressor Hunting Legislation Needs Support”

OHIO: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL

Today, ASA backed House Bill 234 takes effect. The bill, which was sponsored by Rep. Cheryl Grossman (R-23) and Rep. John Becker (R-65), repeals the prohibition on the use of legally possessed suppressors while hunting in Ohio. Lawmakers consolidated a number of pro-gun amendments into the bill, including a “Shall Sign” provision which will require Chief Law Enforcement … Continue reading “OHIO: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL”

MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES COMMITTEE, MOVES TO HOUSE

Yesterday, ASA and NRA backed House File 1434, a bipartisan bill that would legalize suppressor ownership and hunting in Minnesota, passed the House Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee through a voice vote. It will now move to the House floor, where a vote is expected within the next several weeks. The bill, which also … Continue reading “MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES COMMITTEE, MOVES TO HOUSE”