ATF 41F PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On January 15, 2016, the final rule for what is now known as ATF 41F was published in the Federal Register. Following a cursory reading of the document, it appears that there was no major deviation from the substance of Attorney General Lynch’s General Order, published on January 4th. Previously known as … Continue reading “ATF 41F PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER”

CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER CERTIFICATION TO BE REMOVED FROM NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT TRANSFERS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, January 4th, the Obama administration issued the final rule for Docket No. ATF 41P, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on September 9th, 2013. The final rule has multiple provisions, most notably the elimination of the CLEO certification requirement for all NFA applications. The NPRM initially sought to amend … Continue reading “CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER CERTIFICATION TO BE REMOVED FROM NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT TRANSFERS”

2015: A YEAR IN REVIEW

  2015 was a banner year for both the American Suppressor Association (ASA), and the suppressor community as a whole. In terms of pro-suppressor advocacy, 2015 was anything but quiet. Nine states enacted pro-suppressor laws or regulations, a bill was introduced in the U.S. Congress to remove suppressors from the National Firearms Act, and for … Continue reading “2015: A YEAR IN REVIEW”

MAINE: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL

On October 15th, ASA backed Legislative Document 942 became law, making Maine the 37th state to allow for the use of suppressors while hunting. Sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason (R – Androscoggin County), LD 942 also includes a “Shall Sign” provision, which will require Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) in Maine to sign NFA applications within 15 … Continue reading “MAINE: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL”

North Carolina: Gov. McCrory Signs Shall-Sign Bill Into Law, Takes Effect Immediately

Yesterday, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed HB 562 into law.  With his signature, North Carolina became 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 78-37 vote. In addition to other … Continue reading “North Carolina: Gov. McCrory Signs Shall-Sign Bill Into Law, Takes Effect Immediately”

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”

MAINE: PRO-SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW

At midnight last night, ASA backed Legislative Document 942 became law, making Maine the 37th state to legalize full game suppressor hunting. Sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason (R – Androscoggin County), LD 942 also includes a “Shall Sign” provision, which will require Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) in Maine to sign NFA applications within 15 days … Continue reading “MAINE: PRO-SUPPRESSOR LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW”

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”