ALABAMA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING TO BE LEGAL

On Saturday, March 1st, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) recommended to the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board (CAB) that the prohibition on suppressed firearms be lifted to allow hunters in the state to use legally possessed suppressors in the field. The ASA has spoken with a member of the Conservation Advisory Board, who informed … Continue reading “ALABAMA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING TO BE LEGAL”

UTAH: SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION SCHEDULED FOR HOUSE VOTE

Utah House Bill 373, sponsored by Rep. Ryan Wilcox (R-7), is scheduled for a vote on the Utah House Floor today.  The bill seeks to ensure that law abiding citizens within the state would receive their CLEO signature within 15 days of submitting their NFA application. Although we expect HB 373 to pass the House, … Continue reading “UTAH: SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION SCHEDULED FOR HOUSE VOTE”

GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

Last week, the Georgia State Senate took a major step forward on critical suppressor hunting legislation when it voted to pass Senate Bill 93 by a 43-10 vote. Sponsored by Senator Bill Heath (R-31), SB 93 received overwhelming bipartisan support. The bill seeks to repeal the prohibition on the use of legally possessed suppressors while … Continue reading “GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT”

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”

GEORGIA: ASA BACKED HUNTING BILL GOES TO SENATE FLOOR

Senate Bill 93, sponsored by Senator Bill Heath (R-31), is scheduled for a vote on the Georgia State Senate Floor on Wednesday, February 26th.  The bill seeks to repeal the prohibition on the use of legally possessed suppressors while hunting in Georgia. Georgia is currently one of only eight states that permits the ownership of … Continue reading “GEORGIA: ASA BACKED HUNTING BILL GOES TO SENATE FLOOR”

SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION MOVING FORWARD ACROSS THE COUNTRY

In key states across the country, Shall Sign legislation is moving forward. Shall Sign legislation refers to bills that would require Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) in the state to signoff on NFA applications within a prescribed period of time, unless the applicant is found to be a prohibited person. When the National Firearms Act … Continue reading “SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION MOVING FORWARD ACROSS THE COUNTRY”

Louisiana: Suppressor Hunting Bill Introduced

On Monday, State Rep. Cameron Henry, (R-82) introduced House Bill 186 to the Louisiana State House. The bill seeks to repeal the prohibition on the use of legally possessed suppressors while hunting. As of February 17, the bill has been provisionally referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Environment. As HB 186 develops, the ASA will … Continue reading “Louisiana: Suppressor Hunting Bill Introduced”

GEORGIA SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE

On Monday, Senate Bill 93, sponsored by state Senator Bill Heath (R-31), passed in the Senate Natural Resources and Environment Committee. If enacted, the bill would legalize the use of lawfully possessed suppressors on firearms while hunting in Georgia. Georgia is currently one of only eight states that permits the ownership of suppressors, but not … Continue reading “GEORGIA SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE”

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”