After a three-year push by your National Rifle Association, in conjunction with the American Suppressor Ass’n and the Iowa Firearms Coalition, Gov. Terry Branstad signed House File 2279 into law March 31. Effective immediately, this makes Iowa the 42nd state to legalize the private possession of suppressors and the 39th state to allow the use of suppressors for hunting. The American Suppressor Assn’s campaign of “No State Left Behind” will next begin the push to add California, Illinois, Massachusetts and New York to the list of suppressor-legal states.
Iowa Legalizes Suppressors
This fall season of the USA Clay Target League has reached new heights, with a record breaking 651 high school and college teams, equating to 11,783 of the young enthusiasts, participating.
In June 1923, the Official Journal of the National Rifle Association became The American Rifleman, a bi-monthly publication with a staff that included Maj. Julian S. Hatcher, Lt. Col. Townsend Whelen, Capt. Charles Askins, Sr. and a host of others whose names read like a who’s who of legendary gun writers and experts.