VERMONT: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Montpelier, VT – Last week, in a bipartisan effort, Rep. George Till (D-Chittenden) and Rep. Patrick Brennan (R-Chittenden) introduced two bills that seek to legalize the use of suppressors while hunting in the state of Vermont: House Bill 56 and House Bill 80. Both pieces of legislation, which are backed by the American Suppressor Association (ASA), have been … Continue reading “VERMONT: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING LEGISLATION INTRODUCED”

NEW YORK: PRO-SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Albany, NY – On January 9th, Senator Robert Ortt (R, C, IP) reintroduced legislation that seeks to legalize suppressor ownership and hunting in the state of New York. Senate Bill 287, which is backed by the American Suppressor Association, has been referred to the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee. If enacted, S. 287 would bring New York in line with … Continue reading “NEW YORK: PRO-SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION INTRODUCED”

CALIFORNIA: SUPPRESSOR BILL SCHEDULED FOR HEARING

SACRAMENTO, CA – On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the California Senate Public Safety Committee will hear Senate Bill 1092, Sen. Joel Anderson’s (R-38) legislation which seeks to legalize the possession and use of suppressors while hunting in California. If enacted, law-abiding Californians will be able to purchase suppressors for use on long guns, but it will … Continue reading “CALIFORNIA: SUPPRESSOR BILL SCHEDULED FOR HEARING”

ASA endorses Paul Babaz for NRA Board

ATLANTA, GA – ASA Life Member and Safari Club International President Paul Babaz has been nominated to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association of America. Babaz, a lifelong hunter and shooter, understands the importance of linking all facets of the shooting sports to expand the overall base and to counter the … Continue reading “ASA endorses Paul Babaz for NRA Board”

CALIFORNIA: ASA BACKED BILL TO LEGALIZE SUPPRESSORS INTRODUCED

Sacramento, CA – On Friday, February 17th, State Senator Joel Anderson (R-38) introduced Senate Bill 710, a bill which seeks to legalize suppressor ownership and their use while hunting in California. The legislation, which is backed by the American Suppressor Association (ASA), is awaiting committee referral. It currently has five additional co-authors in the Senate, … Continue reading

CALIFORNIA: ASA BACKED BILL TO LEGALIZE SUPPRESSORS INTRODUCED

CDC Study: Use Suppressors to Reduce Noise Exposure

With the reintroduction of the Duncan-Carter Hearing Protection Act, suppressors have been thrust to the forefront of the national political debate. According to many traditional gun control advocates, firearms are not loud enough to cause hearing damage. They make definitive statements, like this one from a recent LA Times article, that, “there’s no evidence of a public health … Continue reading

CDC Study: Use Suppressors to Reduce Noise Exposure

2016: A Year In Review

Dear Friends, As 2016 draws to an end, we would like to thank you for your support and steadfast commitment towards advancing pro-suppressor reform across the country. As an organization that serves the interests of you, our members, it has been our pleasure to lead the fight for suppressors on both the State and Federal … Continue reading

2016: A Year In Review

Fall Update

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – It has been an exciting year for the ASA, and we’re not done yet. On the Federal side, our primary focus has been Rep. Salmon’s (R-AZ) Hearing Protection Act (HPA) (HR 3799). In addition to the HPA, which has 78 co-sponsors on both sides of the aisle, we also worked closely with … Continue reading

Fall Update

NEW HAMPSHIRE: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES FINAL CONCURRENCE VOTE

Today, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to concur with a minor amendment made to Rep. John Burt’s (R-Hillsborough) HB 500 by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The changes removed the “Findings” section from the original language, but did not alter the functionality of the legislation. From here, the bill will now move to Governor Hassan’s desk for … Continue reading “NEW HAMPSHIRE: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES FINAL CONCURRENCE VOTE”

REP. STEWART ANNOUNCES SUPPRESSOR EXPORT ACT: A BILL TO LEGALIZE COMMERCIAL EXPORTATION OF SUPPRESSORS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the introduction of the Suppressor Export Act of 2016 (SEA), H.R. 5135, by Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-02). This legislation would require the State Department to allow the exportation of American made suppressors to existing commercial markets in friendly nations abroad. American suppressor manufacturers … Continue reading “REP. STEWART ANNOUNCES SUPPRESSOR EXPORT ACT: A BILL TO LEGALIZE COMMERCIAL EXPORTATION OF SUPPRESSORS”