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WHAT IS THE ASA?
The American Silencer Association (ASA) is a new non-profit, trade association whose mission is to further the pursuit of education, public relations, legislation, and hunting, law enforcement, and military applications for the silencer industry. The parent companies responsible for the incorporation of the ASA are Advanced Armament Corp., Gemtech, and Silencerco/SWR. While they are fierce competitors in the marketplace, all three companies recognize the necessity of creating a single voice to educate the public and to enhance their ability to advocate for silencer rights. To most effectively do so, the ASA will immediately seek to recruit all remaining silencer manufacturers, firearm manufacturers, and firearm dealers into the organization in order to represent the entire silencer industry with a single voice.
The Story of the Owl
Since the creation of Ancient Greek mythology the owl has been revered as a symbol of wisdom and skill. For Greek soldiers, an owl flying overhead was a sure sign of victory. His silent, perceptive nature and nocturnal vision make him one of the most respected and powerful predators of the sky. The American Silencer Association is the learning institution for gunmen to gain and share knowledge, hone their skills and develop the owl’s same ability for expert precision and silent observation.
RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS
We strive to raise public awareness about the benefits and uses of silencers through a comprehensive public awareness campaign that utilizes both electronic and print media.
Change Hunting Regulations
We will continue to work with state wildlife agencies to affect hunting regulatory change. Currently there are 20 states where silencers are legal to own, but not legal for game hunting. Kansas was recently approved at the end of 2011, and Texas legislation is currently being debated. Learn more about the laws in your state.
Change State Legislation
We will continue to work with state legislators to change the silencer legalities in their respective states. Minnesota, Vermont and Iowa are currently the ASA’s top priority states. Learn how you can make a difference.
Fix Problems within the NFA
There is an excess of 26,000 Form 4 Applications in backlog at the NFA Branch. This represents $5.2 million in tax revenue. Currently there are only 9 full time examiners and one borrowed examiner sifting through this stack of potential silencer customers. We seek to institute an electronic database system for manufacturers entering Form 2s and instant Form 3 Approval. We want to push for the NFA to hire more examiners with tax revenue that is generated by the NFA.
We will continue to recruit manufacturers, distributors, dealers and general membership from the silencer owning community to form a solid organizational base. Learn more about becoming an ASA member and start supporting the cause today.