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”

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”

GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR LANGUAGE ATTACHED TO HB 60, IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED

Last night, the Georgia State Senate took a major step forward on critical suppressor hunting legislation when it voted to pass House Bill 60 with amendments by a 37-18 vote. State Senator Bill Heath (R-31), the original sponsor of SB 93, successfully introduced the amendment to repeal the prohibition on the use of legally possessed suppressors while … Continue reading “GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR LANGUAGE ATTACHED TO HB 60, IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED”

ALABAMA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING TO BE LEGAL

On Saturday, March 1st, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) recommended to the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board (CAB) that the prohibition on suppressed firearms be lifted to allow hunters in the state to use legally possessed suppressors in the field. The ASA has spoken with a member of the Conservation Advisory Board, who informed … Continue reading “ALABAMA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING TO BE LEGAL”

GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

Last week, the Georgia State Senate took a major step forward on critical suppressor hunting legislation when it voted to pass Senate Bill 93 by a 43-10 vote. Sponsored by Senator Bill Heath (R-31), SB 93 received overwhelming bipartisan support. The bill seeks to repeal the prohibition on the use of legally possessed suppressors while … Continue reading “GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT”

GEORGIA: ASA BACKED HUNTING BILL GOES TO SENATE FLOOR

Senate Bill 93, sponsored by Senator Bill Heath (R-31), is scheduled for a vote on the Georgia State Senate Floor on Wednesday, February 26th.  The bill seeks to repeal the prohibition on the use of legally possessed suppressors while hunting in Georgia. Georgia is currently one of only eight states that permits the ownership of … Continue reading “GEORGIA: ASA BACKED HUNTING BILL GOES TO SENATE FLOOR”

Louisiana: Suppressor Hunting Bill Introduced

On Monday, State Rep. Cameron Henry, (R-82) introduced House Bill 186 to the Louisiana State House. The bill seeks to repeal the prohibition on the use of legally possessed suppressors while hunting. As of February 17, the bill has been provisionally referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Environment. As HB 186 develops, the ASA will … Continue reading “Louisiana: Suppressor Hunting Bill Introduced”

GEORGIA SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE

On Monday, Senate Bill 93, sponsored by state Senator Bill Heath (R-31), passed in the Senate Natural Resources and Environment Committee. If enacted, the bill would legalize the use of lawfully possessed suppressors on firearms while hunting in Georgia. Georgia is currently one of only eight states that permits the ownership of suppressors, but not … Continue reading “GEORGIA SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE”