IOWA: SENATE VOTE ON SUPPRESSOR LEGALIZATION EXPECTED SOON

The ASA has received word that House File 2279 is expected to be taken up by the Senate as early as Tuesday. The bill, which passed the Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee by an 11 – 2 margin, seeks to legalize suppressors in The Hawkeye State.  The ASA is very excited about the prospects of this bill becoming law, but we … Continue reading “IOWA: SENATE VOTE ON SUPPRESSOR LEGALIZATION EXPECTED SOON”

IOWA: SUPPRESSOR LEGALIZATION BILL PASSES SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

Earlier today, the Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11 – 2 to favorably pass House File 2279 out of committee. Backed by the ASA, NRA, and Iowa Firearms Coalition, HF 2279 seeks to legalize suppressors in The Hawkeye State. The bill will now move to the Senate floor, where it could be debated and voted on in within a … Continue reading “IOWA: SUPPRESSOR LEGALIZATION BILL PASSES SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE”

Iowa: Suppressor Legalization Bill Passes Senate Subcommittee, Needs Your Help

This afternoon House File 2279, a bill introduced by Rep. Matt Windschitl and Rep. Terry Baxter that would make Iowa the 42nd state to legalize suppressors, passed out of a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The ASA was on hand to testify in support of the bill, along with the Iowa Firearms Coalition and the NRA. As you … Continue reading “Iowa: Suppressor Legalization Bill Passes Senate Subcommittee, Needs Your Help”

IOWA: SUPPRESSOR BILL SET FOR SUBCOMMITTEE VOTE

House File 2279, also known as the Iowa Hearing Protection Act, is scheduled for a hearing in a three person subcommittee of the Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon. The subcommittee, which is expected to vote on the legislation, will consist of the following Senators: Steve Sodders – steve.sodders@legis.iowa.govKevin Kinney – kevin.kinney@legis.iowa.govBrad Zaun – brad.zaun@legis.iowa.gov Senate switchboard: (515) 281-3371 … Continue reading “IOWA: SUPPRESSOR BILL SET FOR SUBCOMMITTEE VOTE”

IOWA: SUPPRESSOR BILL PASSES HOUSE

Yesterday, House File 2279, a bill introduced by Rep. Matt Windschitl (R-17) that would make Iowa the 42nd state to legalize suppressors, passed out of the Iowa House of Representatives by a 74 – 24 margin. The legislation, formerly HF 2043, is backed by the American Suppressor Association, the Iowa Firearms Coalition (IFC), and the National Rifle Association. … Continue reading “IOWA: SUPPRESSOR BILL PASSES HOUSE”

IOWA SECOND AMENDMENT DAY – FEB 23, 2016

  The American Suppressor Association would like to see Iowa become the 42nd state to legalize suppressor ownership. If you do too, now is the time to break your silence! Join us at the Capitol in Des Moines on Tuesday, Feb. 23rd for Second Amendment Day! Representatives from the American Suppressor Association will be joining the … Continue reading “IOWA SECOND AMENDMENT DAY – FEB 23, 2016”

MICHIGAN: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL

On February 11th, Michigan became the 38th state to allow for the use of firearm suppressors while hunting when the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) voted 4 – 1 to approve an amended version of Wildlife Conservation Order Amendment No. 1 of 2016. The measure became effective immediately. The initial proposal included two arbitrary restrictions which … Continue reading “MICHIGAN: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING NOW LEGAL”

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”

MICHIGAN: LEGALIZATION OF SUPPRESSOR HUNTING TO BE CONSIDERED BY NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION

Yesterday, the Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) heard testimony on the merits of suppressor hunting at a public hearing in Lansing, MI. During the meeting, a member of the Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division delivered a presentation to the NRC expressing that their department does not object to allowing hunters to use suppressors. … Continue reading “MICHIGAN: LEGALIZATION OF SUPPRESSOR HUNTING TO BE CONSIDERED BY NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION”

ASA ANNOUNCES HEARING PROTECTION ACT: A BILL TO REMOVE SUPPRESSORS FROM THE NFA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the introduction of the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) by Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05). This historic piece of legislation will remove suppressors from the purview of the National Firearms Act (NFA), replacing the antiquated federal transfer process with an instantaneous NICS background check. The HPA … Continue reading “ASA ANNOUNCES HEARING PROTECTION ACT: A BILL TO REMOVE SUPPRESSORS FROM THE NFA”