GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

At noon today, Governor Nathan Deal (R-GA) signed NRA and ASA backed House Bill 60  into law. It is one of the most comprehensive gun bills to pass in the state of Georgia. Included in the bill is a provision to legalize suppressor use while hunting. The law will go into effect on July 1, 2014. … Continue reading “GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL SIGNED INTO LAW”

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in Iowa, was denied a hearing in a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee chaired by Senator Thomas Courtney (D-44), and is no longer active.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”

KANSAS: SHALL SIGN BILL PASSES SENATE, GOES TO HOUSE FOR CONCURRENCE

Yesterday, the Kansas State Senate voted unanimously to pass NRA and ASA backed House Bill 2578, with amendment, by a final tally of 40 – 0.  The bill, which already passed the House 123 – 0, seeks to ensure that law abiding citizens in Kansas would receive their CLEO signature within 15 days of submitting their NFA application. … Continue reading “KANSAS: SHALL SIGN BILL PASSES SENATE, GOES TO HOUSE FOR CONCURRENCE”

GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, GOES TO GOVERNOR

Just before midnight on Thursday, the Georgia House of Representatives voted to pass NRA and ASA backed House Bill 60 by a final tally of 112-58. It is one of the most comprehensive gun bills to pass in the state of Georgia. The bill, which was passed by the Senate on Tuesday, spent the majority of Thursday in … Continue reading “GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, GOES TO GOVERNOR”

GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR LANGUAGE ATTACHED TO HB 60, IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED

Last night, the Georgia State Senate took a major step forward on critical suppressor hunting legislation when it voted to pass House Bill 60 with amendments by a 37-18 vote. State Senator Bill Heath (R-31), the original sponsor of SB 93, successfully introduced the amendment to repeal the prohibition on the use of legally possessed suppressors while … Continue reading “GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR LANGUAGE ATTACHED TO HB 60, IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED”

UTAH: SHALL SIGN BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, GOES TO GOVERNOR

Just before midnight on Thursday, the Utah State Senate voted unanimously to pass ASA backed House Bill 373, with amendment, by a final tally of 27 – 0 – 2.  Sponsored by Rep. Ryan Wilcox (R-7) and Sen. Mark Madsen (R-13), the bill seeks to ensure that law abiding citizens within the state would receive their CLEO … Continue reading “UTAH: SHALL SIGN BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, GOES TO GOVERNOR”

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”

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”

Oklahoma Suppressor Bill Passes a Critical Hurdle

American Silencer Association lobbyist Todd Rathner was in Oklahoma today working on SB1743 The Landowner’s Hunting Freedom Act sponsored By Senator Steve Russell, which would legalize the use of suppressors for hunting on private land in Oklahoma. The same measure failed in committee last week for lack of a “second”. After working closely with NRA … Continue reading “Oklahoma Suppressor Bill Passes a Critical Hurdle”