MINNESOTA BECOMES 40th STATE TO LEGALIZE SUPPRESSORS

This afternoon, Governor Mark Dayton signed Senate File 878 into law, officially making Minnesota the 40th state to legalize the private possession of suppressors. Effective August 1st, SF 878 will also make Minnesota the 36th state to allow for the use of suppressors while hunting. This major victory for suppressor rights comes after months of … Continue reading “MINNESOTA BECOMES 40th STATE TO LEGALIZE SUPPRESSORS”

MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE PASSES BIPARTISAN BILL TO LEGALIZE SUPPRESSORS

Late last night, both chambers of the Minnesota legislature voted overwhelmingly to pass Senate File 878, an Omnibus public safety finance and policy bill which includes a provision that will legalize suppressors in Minnesota.  The vote came towards the end of a legislative session that kept lawmakers at the capitol throughout the weekend.  After a … Continue reading “MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE PASSES BIPARTISAN BILL TO LEGALIZE SUPPRESSORS”

Vermont Legislature Passes Bipartisan Bill To Legalize Suppressors

After months of education and negotiation, and a great deal of hard work on the part of Rep. Patrick Brennan (R-Chittenden), the Vermont legislature yesterday passed H. 5, a bill that would make Vermont the 40th state in the Union to recognize the right to private suppressor ownership. As you might remember from our earlier … Continue reading “Vermont Legislature Passes Bipartisan Bill To Legalize Suppressors”

Vermont: Suppressor Ownership Legislation Passes House – Needs Your Help

Yesterday, a bill which would legalize the private ownership of suppressors in Vermont passed the House of Representatives. Chairman David Deen (D-Windham) of the House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources successfully offered an amendment to include language from Rep. Patrick Brennan’s (R-Chittenden) H. 210 in an economic development bill, S. 138. H. 210, … Continue reading “Vermont: Suppressor Ownership Legislation Passes House – Needs Your Help”

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”

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”

MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES COMMITTEE, MOVES TO HOUSE

Yesterday, ASA and NRA backed House File 1434, a bipartisan bill that would legalize suppressor ownership and hunting in Minnesota, passed the House Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee through a voice vote. It will now move to the House floor, where a vote is expected within the next several weeks. The bill, which also … Continue reading “MINNESOTA: SUPPRESSOR OWNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES COMMITTEE, MOVES TO HOUSE”

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”