GEORGIA & KANSAS: PRO-SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION TAKES EFFECT

On July 1, pro-suppressor legislation in Georgia and Kansas went into effect. NRA and ASA backed House Bill 60, the most comprehensive gun bill to ever pass in the state of Georgia, included a provision which allows the use of sound suppressors while hunting. With the enactment of the new law, Georgia became the 32nd state in which … Continue reading “GEORGIA & KANSAS: PRO-SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION TAKES EFFECT”

LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL SIGNED INTO LAW – EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1

Yesterday, Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) signed ASA and NRA backed House Bill 186 into law. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Cameron Henry (R-82), will legalize suppressor hunting for all game animals in the state, effective August 1, 2014. The new law marks a major step in the right direction for hunters across the … Continue reading “LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL SIGNED INTO LAW – EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1”

LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, GOES TO GOVERNOR

Earlier today, the Louisiana State Legislature voted to pass two ASA and NRA backed suppressor hunting bills which seek to legalize suppressor hunting for all game animals in the state. Under current statute, suppressor use is only permitted while hunting non-game animals. The Senate began by unanimously passing House Bill 186 via a 35-0 vote. The … Continue reading “LOUISIANA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, GOES TO GOVERNOR”

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”

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”