TEXAS: SHALL SIGN/CERTIFY LEGISLATION PASSES COMMITTEE

Today, House Bill 1179 passed the House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee unanimously, on an 8-0 vote. Sponsored by Rep. Charlie Geren (R-99), this ASA, NRA, and TSRA backed bill is a pro-suppressor measure which would require Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) in Texas to sign NFA applications within 15 days of receipt, unless the … Continue reading “TEXAS: SHALL SIGN/CERTIFY LEGISLATION PASSES COMMITTEE”

Iowa Update: Suppressor Legalization Bill Passes in House

Today, House File 527, the bipartisan omnibus firearms bill that would legalize suppressors in Iowa, passed in the Iowa House floor with an overwhelming 75-24 vote. This vote puts Iowa on track to become the 40th state to legalize suppressor ownership. The ASA is very excited about the prospects of this bill becoming law, but … Continue reading “Iowa Update: Suppressor Legalization Bill Passes in House”

IOWA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES COMMITTEE, FULL VOTE EXPECTED IN HOUSE

Last week, ASA, NRA, and IFC backed House Study Bill 201, a bipartisan omnibus firearms bill that will, among other things, legalize suppressor ownership in Iowa, passed favorably out of the House Judiciary Committee by an overwhelming margin. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Chip Baltimore (R-47), also includes a “Shall-sign” provision, which would require Chief … Continue reading “IOWA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES COMMITTEE, FULL VOTE EXPECTED IN HOUSE”

MINNESOTA: ASA BACKED SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

This week, Rep. Mark Anderson (R-9A) introduced ASA and NRA backed House File 1434, a bipartisan bill that would legalize suppressor ownership and hunting in Minnesota. The bill also includes a “Shall Sign” provision, which would require Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) in Minnesota to sign suppressor applications within 15 days of receipt, unless the applicant is … Continue reading “MINNESOTA: ASA BACKED SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION INTRODUCED”

IOWA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION INTRODUCED, NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

This week, Rep. Chip Baltimore (R-47) introduced ASA, NRA, and IFC backed House Study Bill 201, a bipartisan omnibus firearms bill that will, among other things, legalize suppressor ownership in Iowa. The bill, which passed a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee by a 3 – 0 on Tuesday, also includes a “Shall-sign” provision, which would … Continue reading “IOWA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION INTRODUCED, NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT”

NEW HAMPSHIRE: ASA BACKED SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL SCHEDULED FOR PUBLIC HEARING

The New Hampshire House Fish and Game and Marine Resources Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 500 on Tuesday, February 17 at 10:15 A.M. in LOB 305. Sponsored by Rep. John Burt (R-39), the bill seeks to legalize the use of suppressors while hunting in the Granite State. Hunters are currently able to use … Continue reading “NEW HAMPSHIRE: ASA BACKED SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL SCHEDULED FOR PUBLIC HEARING”

SILENCERCO RETURNS AS TIER ONE SPONSOR OF ASA

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that SilencerCo, an industry leading manufacturer of firearm suppressors, ammunition, and accessories, will be returning as a Tier One Sponsor of the American Suppressor Association for 2015. In 2014, SilencerCo was one of four Tier One Sponsors, along with AcuSport, Daniel … Continue reading “SILENCERCO RETURNS AS TIER ONE SPONSOR OF ASA”

TEXAS: SHALL SIGN/CERTIFY LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Earlier this week, Rep. Charlie Geren (R-99) introduced ASA and NRA backed House Bill 1179, a pro-suppressor measure which would require Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) in Texas to sign NFA applications within 15 days of receipt, unless the applicant is found to be a prohibited person. Known as “Shall Sign” or “Shall Certify” legislation, … Continue reading “TEXAS: SHALL SIGN/CERTIFY LEGISLATION INTRODUCED”

ASA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTS TWO NEW MEMBERS

The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the election of Dave Matheny, owner of Silencer Shop, and Tom Collins, CEO of Gemtech Inc., as the newest members of the ASA Board of Directors. Also confirmed for new terms were incumbents Josh Waldron, CEO of Silencerco, and Knox Williams, President and Executive Director of … Continue reading “ASA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTS TWO NEW MEMBERS”

OHIO: PRO-SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION PASSED, HEADING TO GOVERNOR

This afternoon, the Ohio House of Representatives voted to pass ASA backed House Bill 234 by a 69 – 16 margin. The bill, which was amended in the Senate Civil Justice committee, passed the Senate by a 24 – 6 vote on December 9. It is now headed to Governor Kasich for his signature. Sponsored … Continue reading “OHIO: PRO-SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION PASSED, HEADING TO GOVERNOR”