Iowa Update: Suppressor Legalization Bill Passes in House

Today, House File 527, the bipartisan omnibus firearms bill that would legalize suppressors in Iowa, passed in the Iowa House floor with an overwhelming 75-24 vote. This vote puts Iowa on track to become the 40th state to legalize suppressor ownership. The ASA is very excited about the prospects of this bill becoming law, but … Continue reading “Iowa Update: Suppressor Legalization Bill Passes in House”

IOWA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES COMMITTEE, FULL VOTE EXPECTED IN HOUSE

Last week, ASA, NRA, and IFC backed House Study Bill 201, a bipartisan omnibus firearms bill that will, among other things, legalize suppressor ownership in Iowa, passed favorably out of the House Judiciary Committee by an overwhelming margin. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Chip Baltimore (R-47), also includes a “Shall-sign” provision, which would require Chief … Continue reading “IOWA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES COMMITTEE, FULL VOTE EXPECTED IN HOUSE”

MINNESOTA: ASA BACKED SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

This week, Rep. Mark Anderson (R-9A) introduced ASA and NRA backed House File 1434, a bipartisan bill that would legalize suppressor ownership and hunting in Minnesota. The bill also includes a “Shall Sign” provision, which would require Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) in Minnesota to sign suppressor applications within 15 days of receipt, unless the applicant is … Continue reading “MINNESOTA: ASA BACKED SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION INTRODUCED”

IOWA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION INTRODUCED, NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

This week, Rep. Chip Baltimore (R-47) introduced ASA, NRA, and IFC backed House Study Bill 201, a bipartisan omnibus firearms bill that will, among other things, legalize suppressor ownership in Iowa. The bill, which passed a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee by a 3 – 0 on Tuesday, also includes a “Shall-sign” provision, which would … Continue reading “IOWA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION INTRODUCED, NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT”

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”

IOWA: CONTACT CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP IMMEDIATELY

Iowa House File 2381, a bill which sought to legalize the possession and ownership of firearm suppressors in Iowa, was denied a hearing in a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee chaired by Senator Thomas Courtney (D-44), and is no longer active. HF 2381, formerly known as HF 384, passed the Iowa State House by an 83-16 margin. The … Continue reading “IOWA: CONTACT CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP IMMEDIATELY”

IOWA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP BILL PASSES HOUSE

This morning, the Iowa House of Representatives took a major step forward on critical suppressor legislation when it voted to pass House File 2381 by an 83-16 vote. Formerly known as HF 384, the legislation was introduced by State Rep. Matt Windschitl, (R-Missouri Valley). If enacted, HF 2381 would legalize the possession and ownership of firearm suppressors … Continue reading “IOWA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP BILL PASSES HOUSE”

IOWA: CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY

Yesterday, House File 384, introduced by State Rep. Matt Windschitl, (R-Missouri Valley) passed 17-4 in the House Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support. If enacted, HF 384 would legalize the possession and ownership of firearm suppressors in Iowa. Iowa is currently one of only 11 states that prohibit the possession of suppressors by civilians. For a … Continue reading “IOWA: CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY”

VERMONT: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP BILL HEARD IN COMMITTEE

Earlier this afternoon, the ASA testified to the Vermont House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources in support H. 621. Introduced by State Representative Patrick Brennan (R-Chittenden), the bill seeks to repeal the prohibition on the manufacture, sale, use, and possession of suppressors by citizens in Vermont. A local ABC News affiliate sat down … Continue reading “VERMONT: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP BILL HEARD IN COMMITTEE”

IOWA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP BILL NEEDS YOUR HELP

Last week, State Rep. Matt Windschitl, (R-Missouri Valley) introduced House File 384 to the Iowa State House. The purpose of the bill is to legalize the possession of suppressors for the law abiding citizens of Iowa who complete the proper Federal NFA transfer process. Iowa is currently one of only 11 states that prohibit the … Continue reading “IOWA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP BILL NEEDS YOUR HELP”