OHIO: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING LEGISLATION ADVANCES

Earlier today, the Ohio Senate Civil Justice Committee voted by an 8 – 2 margin to pass House Bill 234. The bill, which was amended in committee, was then moved to the Senate floor, where it passed 24 – 6. It is now headed to the House for concurrence. If passed without amendments, HB 234 will … Continue reading “OHIO: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING LEGISLATION ADVANCES”

ATF UPDATE: 41P, NFA BACKLOG, AND THE E-FORMS SYSTEM

Last week, representatives from the American Suppressor Association (ASA) spoke with officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to discuss Docket No. ATF 41P, the NFA backlog, and the eForms system. On all fronts, there is encouraging news to report. ATF 41P – FINAL RULING NOW EXPECTED MAY, 2015 Last year, … Continue reading “ATF UPDATE: 41P, NFA BACKLOG, AND THE E-FORMS SYSTEM”

OKLAHOMA: SHALL CERTIFY LEGISLATION TAKES EFFECT NOVEMBER 1

Today, Oklahoma House Bill 2461 takes effect. The pro-suppressor bill, which was vetoed by Gov. Mary Fallin and subsequently passed via a nearly unanimous veto override, will require Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) in Oklahoma to sign NFA applications within 15 days of receipt, unless the applicant is found to be a prohibited person. With … Continue reading “OKLAHOMA: SHALL CERTIFY LEGISLATION TAKES EFFECT NOVEMBER 1”

NFA ITEMS ARE LEGAL IN TEXAS

In recent weeks, select organizations have made the claim that items regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) are illegal to possess in Texas and four other states with large NFA markets. These states include Alaska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Washington. This claim is false. NFA items ARE LEGAL to own and possess in … Continue reading “NFA ITEMS ARE LEGAL IN TEXAS”

Arizona and Kentucky: shall sign LEGISLATION now in EFFECT

In recent weeks, Shall Sign legislation has gone into effect in Kentucky and Arizona. These states now join Kansas and Utah as the first four states in 2014 to enact Shall Sign requirements. On November 1, Oklahoma will become the fifth. On July 15, Kentucky House Bill 128 took effect. Signed by Gov. Steve Beshear (D) … Continue reading “Arizona and Kentucky: shall sign LEGISLATION now in EFFECT”

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”

ATF UPDATES FINAL ACTION DATE FOR 41P

Last Fall, the Obama Administration issued an executive action that seeks to amend the transfer of NFA firearms. Known as ATF 41P, it was published in the Federal Register on September 9 and granted a 90 day comment period. In all, over 9,500 comments were submitted to the Federal Register. Of those, around 1,000 were disqualified … Continue reading “ATF UPDATES FINAL ACTION DATE FOR 41P”

OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE OVERRIDES SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION VETO

Yesterday, the Oklahoma State Senate voted 39-0 to override Gov. Mary Fallin’s veto of House Bill 2461. The vote comes eight days after the House voted 86-3 to do the same. Since the override has passed both legislative chambers, with overwhelming bipartisan support, HB 2461 has been enacted into law. It will take effect on November … Continue reading “OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE OVERRIDES SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION VETO”

OKLAHOMA HOUSE VOTES TO OVERRIDE SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION VETO

Today, the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted 86-3 to override Gov. Mary Fallin’s veto of House Bill 2461. The bill, which was one of 15 House bills that the governor vetoed on Tuesday morning, would have required Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) in Oklahoma to sign NFA applications within 15 days of receipt, unless the applicant … Continue reading “OKLAHOMA HOUSE VOTES TO OVERRIDE SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION VETO”

OKLAHOMA SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION VETOED

This morning, Oklahoma House Bill 2461 was vetoed by Gov. Mary Fallin. The bill would have required Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) in Oklahoma to sign NFA applications within 15 days of receipt, unless the applicant was found to be a prohibited person. HB 2461 previously passed the House by a 92-1 margin, and the Senate with … Continue reading “OKLAHOMA SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION VETOED”