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”

Hearing Protection Act Reintroduced in 116th Congress

  HEARING PROTECTION ACT REINTRODUCED IN 116th CONGRESS   WASHINGTON, D.C. – On January 3rd, the first day of the 116th Congress, Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC-03) introduced the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) of 2019. An enhanced version of previous HPA’s, this legislation includes several suppressor related technical amendments that were first incorporated into the SHARE … Continue reading “Hearing Protection Act Reintroduced in 116th Congress”

ATF Publishes Video Tutorials Showing How To Complete Form 1 and Form 4

  ATLANTA, GA – The ATF recently released two video tutorials showing consumers how to properly complete a Form 1 and Form 4. Form errors are one of the leading causes of delays as they require NFA staff to send an error letter and process corrected forms. Completing and submitting the form correctly the first … Continue reading “ATF Publishes Video Tutorials Showing How To Complete Form 1 and Form 4”

ASA to host Suppressor Industry Forum

ATLANTA, GA — In September, the ASA will host its first-ever Industry Forum. The goal of the forum is to provide an opportunity for executives within the industry to come together to discuss and advance our common mission. Topics will include the Hearing Protection Act, NFA funding and modernization, suppressor exportation, and state legislative efforts. Attendees will put those … Continue reading “ASA to host Suppressor Industry Forum”

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”

HEARING PROTECTION ACT LANGUAGE INCORPORATED INTO COMPREHENSIVE SPORTSMENS PACKAGE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Committee on Natural Resources has scheduled a hearing for the morning of June 14, in which the Federal Lands Subcommittee will hear a discussion draft of the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act. The SHARE Act, which is being championed in a bipartisan manner by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Co-Chairs Representative … Continue reading “HEARING PROTECTION ACT LANGUAGE INCORPORATED INTO COMPREHENSIVE SPORTSMENS PACKAGE”

RHODE ISLAND: SUPPRESSOR BILL SCHEDULED FOR COMMITTEE HEARING

On Tuesday, June 6th, the Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 399. Introduced in March by Senators Archambault, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Lombardo, Lombardi, SB 399 seeks to legalize suppressor ownership and hunting in Rhode Island. Suppressors are currently legal to own in 42 states, 40 of which allow their use while hunting.  Although legal … Continue reading “RHODE ISLAND: SUPPRESSOR BILL SCHEDULED FOR COMMITTEE HEARING”

United We Stand: A Factual Review of the Hearing Protection Act From the Board of the ASA

ATLANTA, GA – Our goals at the American Suppressor Association are simple: remove suppressors from the National Firearms Act through the passage of the Hearing Protection Act, and legalize suppressor ownership and use while hunting in all 50 states through our No State Left Behind campaign. While there is no shortage of media coverage on the Hearing … Continue reading “United We Stand: A Factual Review of the Hearing Protection Act From the Board of the ASA”

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