The American Suppressor Association (ASA) has just named Silencer Shop its 2015 Suppressor Dealer of the Year. Silencer Shop is very grateful to the ASA for this award and for standing up for NFA rights across the country.
Silencer Shop Owner Dave Matheny is also a board member for the ASA. Dave has worked hard to fight for NFA rights in Texas and West Virginia at the ATF offices. Dave has met with legislators multiple times regarding the Texas “Shall Certify” bill and the Defense to Prosecution (DTP) bill.
Dave recently had a meeting with the ATF in West Virginia concerning the progress on eForms 2.0 and how to decrease ATF wait times for Forms 3 and 4 approvals. An ATF section Chief asked that Silencer Shop help spread the word that eForms 2.0 is on schedule and should be up and running by the second half of the year.
Additionally, the ATF requests that Form 3’s submitted from FFL’s or manufacturers be filed on one form for multiple serial numbers of the same item. This will help decrease the workload of the ATF and speed up Form 3 transfer times. Silencer Shop has always filed multiple serial numbers on the same form and has seen transfer times decrease.
The Texas “Shall Certify” bill is part of a nation-wide effort the ASA is undertaking, with help from the NRA, to pass “Shall Sign” or “Shall Certify” legislation across the country. This issue became a top priority for the American Suppressor Association following the Obama Administration’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Docket No. ATF 41P. This is the executive action which seeks to extend the CLEO signoff requirement to every member of every NFA trust and legal entity.
Texas “defense to prosecution” law seeks to clarify NFA ownership rights. Under the current statute, NFA items are technically illegal; however the courts are required to recognize that the items are in compliance with the National Firearms Act of 1934. Dave and many other NFA owners believe that the burden of proof should not be on the NFA owner, and this statue should be changed.
We are excited about the future of NFA rights and the ability to work with the ASA and help in their mission to unite and advocate for the common interests of suppressor manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and consumers. To accomplish their mission, their principal initiatives focus on state lobbying, federal lobbying, public education, and industry research.
For three years, the ASA has worked to ensure and expedite the passage of pro-suppressor reform across the country. Please continue to support the ASA as they fight for your rights across the country. If you haven’t joined the ASA you can join here: http://store.americansuppressorassociation.com/