American Suppressor Association Statement on 2017 Las Vegas Shooting

Las Vegas Shooting
American Suppressor Association Statement on 2017 Las Vegas Shooting
American Suppressor Association
American Suppressor Association

USA – -( Before releasing a statement, we felt it was critically important to wait for law enforcement investigators to determine the facts surrounding what exactly transpired last week in Las Vegas.

First and foremost, we extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims of this horrific event.

We would also like to extend our sincerest appreciation to all of the first responders, both professional and volunteer, that worked so diligently to save lives that fateful night. Our world is a better place because of men and women like you.

As we struggle to make sense of the senseless, it is abundantly clear that a simple solution to protect our society from irrational acts of evil does not exist. Whatever your political affiliation may be, we all want to find the right solution to prevent future attacks.

However, as we debate the proper solutions, one thing is certain: exploiting a tragedy to promote blatant falsehoods and lies about an irrelevant topic is not only unbecoming, it is repulsive.

Within hours of the shooting, numerous high profile politicians and pundits began making unsubstantiated claims that the events would have been worse had a suppressor been used. Shame on them! They politicized an act of pure evil because they believed that their dishonesty would go unchecked, and that they could shape future discussions on the Hearing Protection Act with disparaging conjecture rather than fact.

As a nation, while we search for answers to such an appalling event, we must not cloud the issue further with wild and erroneous speculation. Thankfully, this time, their deceit based on willful ignorance did not stand.

We would like to offer our sincerest thank you to the journalists who did their job and reported the facts about suppressors. Here are some examples:

To those who continue to report fraudulent misrepresentations about suppressors, we ask simply that you do your job and report the facts. If you need assistance finding those facts, feel free to contact us at any time. We would be more than happy to show you what suppressors are and are not capable of in reality.


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 outreach.

For more information on how you can join the ASA, and help protect and expand your right to own and use suppressors, please visit

  • 7 thoughts on “American Suppressor Association Statement on 2017 Las Vegas Shooting

    1. Nobody knows and they probably never will. The truth will escape us and we can believe the conspiracy theories or believe Paddock did it all and that is sounding more and more not feasible. Something crazy happened there and the only solution I can think of is to avoid crowds such as this. Even if you could have carried in this situation it would have of no benefit other than being shot as a suspect when you pulled your gun.

    2. @Bill- There is only 1 Bill in the whole world that I know that would say that about the Dalai Lama! How are you doing Bill? Long time no see!
      JEFF D.

    3. “Suppressors” !!! have a problem with misrepresentations !?!?
      There is almost “NO EVIDENCE” about Paddock , “ONLY A DEAD BODY” in truth (e,g, they said he stomped around shooting 200 rounds inside the hotel supposedly on that floor and it took 6 minutes to know it)!
      Quote: …”However, as we debate the proper solutions”…
      Here is one assistance to that in Vegas at least ~
      “Strobe lights” are present all over L.Vegas whether reflected or direct,
      Puting such lights “onto separate circuits that can be ordered to be immediate shut down in the area” with mandatory regulation and radio control switch by either police or hotel management.
      It’s not a complete shut down of lights, only “strobe lights”.

      At no time in any video of the shooting can any of it be clearly assessed , second there appears to be no muzzle flash in any video clearly positioned to paddocks room,.

      There are definitely different firearms used, and the “echo , Doppler” of these firearms has some real credibility of having a second shooter BU’/HOWEVER, alike NOBODY SAW Paddock commit the crime, there is NO EVIDENCE of a second shooter,, not that there could not be another easily.
      The only true evidence to the possibility of a second shooter is one of the Audios in which something alike two different machine guns are in use momentarily (remembering “echo does carry in the videos to around 1 – 1 1/2 seconds after” the initial sound reaches a microphone directly).
      IF Paddock was murdered first and “used” there could be what Audio shows the most of, different ranges of echo and return and position.

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