American Suppressor Association

  1. Iowa: No Longer Suppressor Suppressed

    If you heard a celebratory “Woohoo!” from our friends in Iowa on March 31st, you can thank Governor Terry Branstad for their excitement. At 3:00 p.m. that Thursday, he signed House File 2279 into law and made Iowa the 42nd state in which civilians can possess lawfully obtained (..)
  2. ATF 41F Was Published Today

    It's been a long couple of years with the fight against ATF 41P; but, as most people now know, the rule was finalized - and got published in the Federal Register this morning (1/15/2016). ATF 41F will bring many new changes to how this industry works, but here are the main things to keep in mind(..)
  3. Overview of ATF 41P

    I'll be the first to admit that we didn't think 41P would happen at all; but, as everyone now knows, it was approved (with some modifications) as ATF 41F earlier this week. Here are the key takeaways: The ATF 41F ruling won't be enforced until 6 months AFTER it has been published in the Federal (..)
  4. 41P and the ASA

    When the ATF initially proposed their 41P rule change in 2013, we took it very seriously and worked hard to help NFA users submit as many comments as possible.  We also invested significant resources in writing a comment of our own - which you can read here if you're interested. (..)
  5. Hearing Protection Act

    Silencer Shop is a huge supporter of the American Suppressor Association; and, the recently announced Hearing Protection Act is just one of the things the ASA has been working on.   In this article, we're going to go over some of the basics of the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) at a (..)
  6. Vermont ASA Demo

    With silencers recently legalized in Vermont, Silencer Shop visited the Green Mountain State to support the American Suppressor Association at a silencer demo. The ASA scheduled a shoot for July 2nd -- the day silencers became legal to own -- in Barre, VT. The Barre Fish and Game Club hosted (..)
  7. Maine Senate Passed Pro-Silencer Hunting Bill

    On June 12th, the Maine State Senate passed ASA backed Legislative Document 942, a bill which if signed by the Governor would make Maine the 37th state to legalize full game silencer hunting. LD 942
  8. Silencers now shipping to Minnesota

    Last week, Governor Mark Dayton signed Senate File 878 into law, making Minnesota the 40th state to legalize the private possession of silencers. Starting August 1st
  9. Silencers on the Verge of being Legal in Vermont

    A bill that would make silencer ownership legal in Vermont is going before the Governor Peter Shumlin, thanks to the work of Vermont State Rep. Patrick Brennan and the American Suppressor Association. Rep. Brennan has led the fight for Vermont residents to have the right to own silencers. He (..)
  10. ASA works to expand silencer ownership rights in Minnesota

    [caption id="attachment_61750" align="alignnone" width="300"] Left to right Owen Miller (Gemtech), Michael Williams (ASA), Dave Matheny (Silencer Shop) and Knox Williams (ASA)[/caption] On May 7, American Suppressor Association (ASA) President Knox Williams drafted a letter to Minnesota Governor (..)
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