Political

  1. 2017 NRA - Board Of Directors

    If you’re eligible to vote for the 2017 National Rifle Association Board of Directors, you recently received a ballot via your preferred NRA magazine. There’s a total of 76 seats on the NRA Board of Directors, and each year 25 seats are up for election to a 3-year term (with one seat (..)
  2. 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 suppressors, and (..)
  3. More Details on ATF 41F

    Earlier this month (on 1/15/2016), ATF 41F was published in the Federal Register and the clock started ticking on a final implementation date of July 13, 2016. After the initial publication, there was quite a bit of speculation and interpretation - so we sat down with the ASA, ATF, & NFA (..)
  4. 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(..)
  5. John Carter Visits Silencer Shop

    Congressman John Carter (TX-31) was out visiting local businesses in his district and stopped by Silencer Shop. Rep. Carter is a gun rights advocate with an A rating from NRA. He asked us to tell him more about silencers, so we invited Rep. Carter and his staff to join us at local gun range. They (..)
  6. 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 includes a “Shall Sign” provision, which would require Chief Law Enforcement Officers ((..)
  7. 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 Minnesota will become the 36th state to allow for the use of silencers while hunting. We have several FFL’s in Minnesota (..)
  8. 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 (..)
  9. 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 (..)
  10. Hunting with silencers now legal in Florida!

    On Friday November 21st 2014 Florida voted to make silencers legal for hunting. The ASA reported “The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to repeal the 57 year old prohibition on the use of firearm suppressors for taking deer, gray squirrels, rabbits, wild (..)