Archive for Silencer

Ohio General Assembly Passes ‘Shall Sign’ and Suppressed Hunting Bill [UPDATED]

  [UPDATE2: On Friday, Governor John Kasich signed H. 234 into law.] [UPDATE: After the Senate vote in favor of House Bill 234 as amended, the Ohio House this afternoon voted to concur with the Senate and to pass the amended legislation. H. 234  now heads to the desk of Governor John Kasich, who is […]

Florida ends ban on hearing-safe hunting

After a last-minute push by opponents (including at least one newspaper editorial board) to stall the proposal, Florida wildlife commissioners have ended their prohibition of hunting with suppressed firearms in Florida. The rule change is effective immediately. That means that hunters for Florida game currently in season can thread on their suppressors and head out for […]

Review: Mack Brothers Echo

After more than 125 years on the market, .22 Long Rifle still isn’t likely to fall out of fashion any time soon. The venerable old rimfire cartridge has been serving in roles ranging from training round to pest control for a long time. The traditional reason for the round’s popularity stems in large part from […]

Rifle + water bottle = unlawful silencer

A young man in Texas apparently took a page from the 2007 film Shooter in seeking to reduce the sound signature of his gun. Tyler Mann, 24, allegedly taped a plastic water bottle to the muzzle of his rifle before going out looking for dogs to shoot in Hardin County, Texas. After pulling Mann over for a […]

Silencer hunting bill passes Ohio House

A bill that would legalize hunting with suppressed firearms has been passed by the Ohio House and is headed to the Senate. The bill’s introducer, State Rep. Cheryl Grossman from Grove City, cites hearing protection and nuisance abatement as reasons for ending the prohibition on the use of silencers while hunting. With a 73–14 vote […]

Utah bill would mean CLEO “shall sign” NFA applications

Utah is home to SilencerCo, one the fastest growing  silencer companies around. But apparently some Beehive State law enforcement officials still are not convinced that law-abiding Utahns should be able to thread on sound suppressors, and as a result some are refusing to sign forms related to items regulated by the National Firearms Act. That […]

Silencer hunting bill moves out of committee in Georgia

It has been a good couple of days for silencer advocates. Yesterday, an Iowa bill that would legalize silencers in the Hawkeye state moved out of committee. Today in Georgia, a bill to legalize hunting with silencers in that state has advanced out of  the Senate Natural Resources and Environment Committee. SB 93 would remove the […]

Iowa silencer bill advances from committee

The American Silencer Association reports that the Judiciary Committee of the Iowa General Assembly has advanced HF 384, which would legalize silencers in Iowa for those who are otherwise in compliance with the law, including the National Firearms Act. The bill can now be schedule for debate by the full Iowa House, but it still […]

AR-15 Podcast: Silencers

Ohio lawmakers hit the range to learn about silencers

As floor debate likely approaches on legislation to legalize silencers for hunters in Ohio, some lawmakers recently went to the Black Wing Shooting Center for a demonstration. About ten legislators made the trip to watch and listen at an event organized by the Buckeye Firearms Association. Some of them even stepped to the firing line to get some hands-on […]