Hagåtña, Guam– On Wednesday, December 15th, the Legislature of Guam passed ASA backed Bill No. 73-36 by a bipartisan 7 to 6 majority. Introduced by Senator V. Anthony Ada, the legislation seeks to legalize suppressors in the U.S. Territory, bringing it in line with the 42 states where suppressors are currently legal to own. It has been transmitted to Governor Leon Guerrero (D), who has until December 27th to sign or veto the legislation.
Of the 15 member legislature, 13 lawmakers were present for the vote. With Vice Speaker Barnes and Sen. Terlaje absent and excused, only 7 votes were needed for passage. That threshold was met when Senators Tony Ada, Frank Blas Jr., Christopher M. Dueñas, James Moylan, Clynton Ridgell, Telo Taitague, and Mary Torres all voted in favor of the bill.
The American Suppressor Association has supported the initiative to legalize suppressors in Guam throughout the legislative process by providing testimony during a virtual Committee hearing that began at midnight Eastern time on Easter Sunday, as well as hosting an educational demonstration of suppressors at the SIG SAUER Academy for Sen. Ada.
“We applaud Senator Ada for his leadership and steadfast determination to ensure the citizens of Guam will no longer have to jeopardize their hearing while exercising their Second Amendment rights,” said Knox Williams, Executive Director of ASA. “We now call on Governor Guerrero to do the right thing and sign Senator Ada’s bill into law.”
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About the American Suppressor Association
The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is the unified voice of the suppressor community. We exist for one reason and one reason only: to fight for pro-suppressor reform nationwide.
The ability of the American Suppressor Association to fight for pro-suppressor reform is tied directly to our ability to fundraise. Since the ASA’s formation in 2011, 3 states have legalized suppressor ownership and 18 states have legalized suppressor hunting. Much of this would not have happened without your support. For more information on how you can join us in the fight to help protect and expand your right to own and use suppressors, visit www.AmericanSuppressorAssociation.com.