After successfully fighting to protect suppressor ownership in Virginia from 2019 to 2021 and again in 2023, and a ban on suppressors in New Mexico in 2023, we understand that similar initiatives could take hold in other vulnerable states. In response, holding the line at the state level is a top priority for the American Suppressor Association.
We have also set an aggressive agenda, called the No State Left Behind campaign, to pursue legislation in every state that does not currently allow for suppressor ownership or their use while hunting. We believe that every law-abiding citizen in America should be able to use suppressors to help protect their hearing, and will not stop until we have reached our goal.
Serving as subject matter experts, our primary state-level initiatives are as follows:
- Defend against state-level attempts to ban suppressors
- Private ownership (eight states currently banned)
- Use of suppressors for hunting (nine states currently banned)
- Litigation to challenge the constitutionality of state-level bans on suppressor ownership