Consumer Demand Was "normal" For Suppressors in 2017

Posted by NASGW on 3/27/18 9:39 AM
The American Suppressor Association (ASA) would like to thank NASGW and its members for your support. For those that may be unfamiliar with the ASA and its mission, it is the unified voice of the suppressor industry. Its mission is to unite and advocate for the common interests of suppressor manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and consumers. To accomplish this mission, its principal initiatives focus on state lobbying, federal lobbying, and public education.The ASA is the country’s leading subject matter experts on suppressors and suppressor related advocacy. It has helped draft state and federal legislation, including the Hearing Protection Act, hosted countless suppressor demonstrations for legislators, is spearheading efforts to legalize commercial suppressor exportation through non-legislative means, and has actively lobbied in 28 states, as well as in Washington, D.C.Earlier this year, ASA Executive Director, Knox Williams, Director of Outreach, Owen Miller, and representatives from ASA member companies met with BATFE executive leadership. The ASA made an information request for updated registration and transfer statistics on National Firearms Act (NFA) firearms from ATF. ASA combined this information, along with information published in the ATF’s annual   Firearms Commerce in the United States  reports to form its analysis. Suppressors account for approximately 82% of the tax-paid transfer applications received and processed by the NFA Division in 2017. This provides a fairly accurate barometer of suppressor sales across the industry. 
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President's Message: Who Are You Playing For?

Posted by Kenyon Gleason on 3/27/18 9:39 AM

Are you playing for the name on the front of the jersey, or the one on the back? There are probably thousands of coaches in the country who’ve asked this question of their players.

I suspect if you’ve played a sport of any kind, or were involved in any group activity, then you know someone who’s forgotten this important lesson. There’s always someone who thinks the name plastered on the back is far more important than the one on the front.

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Understanding State Firearms Laws

Posted by NASGW on 3/12/18 10:28 AM

Provided by: Orchid Advisors

Helping Firearm Distributors and Dealers Understand State Firearm Laws

Researching, interpreting, and tracking firearm laws across the United States can be maddening. If you sell firearms over the counter or distribute them across state lines, then this article is for you. While the following does not purport to address every nuance of the law, it was written to grossly simplify state firearm laws and aid in the compliant sale of such products.
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Chairman's Message: Doing "Something" Is Not Effective Action

Posted by Brad Burney on 2/27/18 10:17 AM

All of you are well aware of the heated national discussion surrounding school shootings and gun policy. President Trump hosted a roundtable discussion, CNN held a town hall meeting, and the media outlets have been filling the 24-hour news cycle with anyone claiming they have the answer to prevent violence. In most cases, the proposed answer is more anti-gun legislation, or the finger just gets pointed at our industry.In this national discussion, we all need to individually be a part of advocating effective actions to address this.

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Secretary Zinke Signs Order to Promote Conservation of Western Big-Game Winter Range & Migration Corridors

Posted by NASGW on 2/22/18 11:10 AM

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3362, which promotes collaboration between the Department of the Interior and western state fish and wildlife agencies for the conservation of big-game winter range and migration corridors.Order 3362 fosters collaboration among states, private landowners, and other stakeholders to use the best available science for development of management guidelines that ensure big game populations, including antelope, elk, and mule deer, thrive.

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Regulatory Tracking Service Now Available on CSF Website

Posted by NASGW on 2/15/18 9:48 AM
The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) States Program Team provides support for the 48 state legislative sportsmen's caucuses organized under the bipartisan National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (collectively over 2,000 state legislators), as well as the 35 members of the bipartisan Governors Sportsmen's Caucus. As part of this support, the States Program Team tracks legislation and regulations related to hunting, angling, recreational shooting, trapping, and other fish and wildlife conservation concerns across the country.CSF is now pleased to offer an interactive version of  Tracking the Capitols, which allows you to search for specific legislation or regulations on the issues - and in the states - that you are most interested in.
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Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Leaders Discuss 2018 Priorities for Sportsmen and Women

Posted by Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation on 1/30/18 9:19 PM

Provided by CSF

On January 16, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the Welcome Back to Congress Reception on Capitol Hill, which gathered Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) Members and Congressional staff with representatives from the sportsmen's community to discuss upcoming priorities for hunting, angling, and fish and wildlife conservation at the federal level.

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The Tax Reform Back Story

Posted by NASGW on 1/5/18 9:14 AM

Provided by: Jade West of NAW

The ink is barely dry on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, and it is likely to be months before we fully understand all of its provisions. The IRS has a huge challenge in trying to write the regulations and rules necessary to enforce the new law, and Congress will have to consider at least one “technical corrections” bill to fix the problems with the legislation that are certain to be discovered as it is implemented.

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Application of the Definition of Machinegun to Bump Fire Stocks and Other Similar Devices

Posted by NASGW on 12/21/17 4:00 PM

Document for Public Inspection as a Proposed Rule

The following unpublished document was posted in the Federal Register, December 21, 2017, Document Number 2017-27717 for Public Inspection as a Proposed Rule:

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ATF Ruling 2017-1

Posted by NASGW on 12/13/17 2:56 PM

Provided by Orchid Advisors

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