WASHINGTON, DC – -(Ammoland.com)- The American Silencer Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new online storefront, www.AmericanSilencerAssociation.com/store.
The redesigned store allows users to create personalized accounts to purchase individual memberships or company sponsorships of the ASA. Additional enhancements of the website are currently being developed.
“The launch of the new store marks the first step in our efforts to augment our online experience,” says Knox Williams, Secretary of the ASA. “As the leading voice for the suppressor industry, we believe it is imperative that we have an informative and dynamic website for anyone interested in suppressors.”
To this end, the ASA is working on expanding their educational materials for dealers and consumers, creating a dealer locator, and offering ASA merchandise for sale. These improvements are expected to go live by January, 2013.
Contrary to popular belief, suppressors, also referred to as silencers, do not render gunshots inaudible. Generally, they do reduce the report of a firearm to hearing safe levels, helping to protect the shooter and those nearby from permanent hearing damage.
In order for a civilian to purchase a suppressor, they must live in one of the 39 states that allow civilian ownership. All applicants must submit an ATF Form 4, in duplicate, to the National Firearms Act Branch of the ATF for each suppressor purchased. A Form 4, or Application for Tax Paid Transfer and Registration of Firearm, includes a stringent background check that is conducted by the FBI. In addition, applicants must submit a $200 payment for the transfer tax, duplicate copies of passport photos and fingerprints, and receive a signoff from a chief law enforcement officer (CLEO) in their jurisdiction. From start to finish, this transfer process takes anywhere from 30 days to one year to complete.
About the American Silencer Association:
The American Silencer Association (ASA) is a non-profit trade association, whose mission is to educate legislators, regulators, and members of the public on the legitimate uses of suppressors and pursue regulatory reform in jurisdictions where their possession and use is unduly restricted.. For more information on how you can help protect and expand your right to own and use suppressors, visit www.AmericanSilencerAssociation.com