North Carolina: Shall-Sign Bill Heads to Gov. McCrory for Signature

This past Monday, July 27, the North Carolina Senate overwhelmingly passed HB 562, a pro-gun, pro-suppressor omnibus bill that will make North Carolina the 14th state to implement Shall-Sign/Shall-Certify legislation.  The bill, which had strong bipartisan support in both chambers of the North Carolina legislature, passed the Senate 40-9 after passing the House in a … Continue reading “North Carolina: Shall-Sign Bill Heads to Gov. McCrory for Signature”

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”

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”

TEXAS: SHALL SIGN/CERTIFY LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE

Earlier this week, Senate Bill 476 passed the Senate State Affairs committee by a 7-2 margin. Sponsored by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-18), 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 applicant is found to … Continue reading “TEXAS: SHALL SIGN/CERTIFY LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE”

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”

WEST VIRGINIA: SHALL-SIGN BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, HEADS TO GOVERNOR

Earlier today, the West Virginia House voted unanimously, 99-0, to pass an NRA and ASA backed “Shall-Sign” bill which will ensure that all law abiding West Virginians have the ability to purchase and own suppressors. Senate Bill 284, sponsored by Sen. David Nohe (R-03), passed the Senate on February 4th on a unanimous 33-0 vote. Now … Continue reading “WEST VIRGINIA: SHALL-SIGN BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, HEADS TO GOVERNOR”

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”

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”

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”