Hearing Protection Act – July in Review

Hearing Protection Act
Hearing Protection Act

American Suppressor AssociationU.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- July was a very active month for the ASA. In all, we made four trips to Washington, D.C., met with dozens of Congressional offices, sat down with staff from the White House, and attended the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s annual August Recess Shoot-Out on August 1st.

Both H.R.367 and S.59 have added new cosponsors this month:

  • Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)
  • Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS-2)
  • Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN-8)
  • Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC-5)
  • Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY-2)

One of the most common things that we hear when we meet with legislators is that they hear more from their constituents about the Hearing Protection Act than anything else. Keep up the good work, and help us keep the pressure on Congress!

“Gun owners deserve a win, and the time is now to take action. For 80 years, we have been unjustly regulated and taxed on sound suppressors. It’s time for this to end… Stand with me and make your voice heard.” – Marty Daniel, CEO – Daniel Defense

Make certain that your voice is heard by visiting www.HearingProtectionAct.com

Massachusetts Legalization Effort

On July 18th, the ASA was proud to testify alongside our friends at Gun Owners' Action League and the NRA Institute for Legislative Action in support of two bills which seek to legalize suppressors in Massachusetts. We will not stop working until all law-abiding citizens of Massachusetts can possess suppressors to help protect their hearing.

If you live in Mass, help us by contacting your legislators to let them know that you want their support of H. 763 and H. 789!

Sponsor Spotlight: Yankee Hill Machine

The owners and staff of Yankee Hill Machine (YHM) have been ardent supporters of the ASA with their products, time and money. YHM's owners sit on our Board of Directors. They are actively working within their home state of Massachusetts to legalize suppressors for individual ownership. We're proud to stand with them and to have their unwavering support. YHM a fantastic example of top-down leadership in advocacy in our industry.

Yankee Hill Machine
Yankee Hill Machine

Sponsor News: S&W Acquires Gemtech

News broke just before the 4th of July that Gemtech was being acquired by firearm giant Smith & Wesson. The story was first announced by RECOIL magainze's David Merrill. American Outdoor Brands, parent company of Smith & Wesson issued a press release several days later.

Smith & Wesson and Gemtech
Smith & Wesson and Gemtech

About the American Suppressor Association (ASA)

The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is the unified voice of the suppressor industry. Our mission is to unite and advocate for the common interests of suppressor manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and consumers. To accomplish our mission, our principal initiatives focus on state lobbying, federal lobbying, public education, and industry research.

For more information on how you can join the ASA, and help protect and expand your right to own and use suppressors, please visit us online at www.AmericanSuppressorAssociation.com or on the ASA Official Facebook Page.

If you would like to support the ASA's Hearing Protection Act (HR 367, S 59), visit our website at www.HearingProtectionAct.com to contact your legislators today!

All NFA rules apply. Buyer must be at least 21 years of age, a resident of the U.S. residing in one of the 42 states that currently allow civilian ownership of suppressors, and be legally eligible to purchase a firearm.

The American Suppressor Association is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit. However, contributions or gifts to the American Suppressor Association are not tax deductible.

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Another reason to vote RINOS and democrats out of office in 2018. Also get rid of the geldings in the GOP.

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@circle8, we have to pick new republicans at the primary elections, before we can rid ourselves of the RINOs. Otherwise we will be running the same old repub. RINOs in the general election against the same old democrats. The battle will be won or lost at the 2018 primary elections.

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Okay, time for some brutal honesty here, exactly what is the status of these Bills? When will they come out of Committee? What is the status of any companion Bill in the Senate? Until these questions are answered you’ve given us nothing but fluff and feel good pablum for the masses. Not to add to the negativity but, as most of us are fully aware, if no action is taken this year we can kiss it good bye because next year is mid-terms and Congress won’t touch it. Now let’s move on to how this could change. NRA could make… Read more »

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California laws be damned. When suppressors become non-NFA I will be owning some of them.

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Tje ASA, just like the reciprocity bill, will never see the light of day, and certainly never be passed and signed into law!

The Rhinos control the party, and hence both houses of Congress! Rinos like King out of New York, Murchowski out of Alaska, McCain, Graham and the list goes on!