ASA

American Suppressor Association

Sept 8, 2011

  • September 8th,  2011 articles of incorporation were approved American Silencer Association (ASA)
    – now known as the American Suppressor Association.
  • 2011 Founded by Knox Williams
  • 2011 = 285,000 legally obtained suppressors in circulation
    = 39 states were legal to own
  • AAC, Gemtech, and SilencerCo each pledged $5,000 towards the development of a trade association
  • December 2013 – Knox Williams became Executive Director of ASA
  • 2015 – 2017 Michael Williams became full-time attorney 
  • September 2016 – Owen Miller became Director of Outreach
  • 2020 = 1,750,000 suppressors in circulation
    = Law-abiding citizens in 42 states can own suppressors
    = hunters in 40 states are now allowed to use suppressors

https://americansuppressorassociation.com/


Legalized suppressor ownership

  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Vermont

Legalized the use of suppressors while hunting

  • July 1, 2014 – Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • Wyoming

AWC

founded in 2011

  • Amphibian S ( integrally suppressed )
  • subsidiary of Strategic Armory Corps
  • AWC, AWC Silencers, AWC Firearms, Nexus Ammunition, and AWC Rifles

525 E Pinnacle Peak Rd Ste 100
Phoenix, AZ 85024

623-780-1050

awcsilencers.com

SilencerCo

founded in 2008
West Valley City, Utah

  • founded by Joshua Waldron and Jonathon Shults
  • 72,000 square foot
  •  the Sparrow
  • 2011 acquired SWR (Southeastern Weaponry Research)
  • one of the founding members of the American Suppressor Association (ASA)
  • 2015 #FightTheNoise campaign

 

SilencerCo

AAC

Advanced Armament Corporation

since 1994
Georgia, Alabama

  • 1994 founded by Kevin Brittingham in Lawrenceville, Georgia
    –  previously a distributor for GEMTECH
    –  chief suppressor designers is Robert Silvers
  • 2009 purchased by Remington Arms 
    – Robert Silvers remained  as a leader of r&d
  • 2015 moved to Huntsville, Alabama
  • 2011 instrumental in forming the American Silencer Association (ASA)

1816 Remington Circle SW,
North Dock Bay F
Huntsville, Alabama 35824

advanced-armament.com

Gemtech

Gemini Technologies – Gemtech

 since 1976
Idaho, Massachusetts

  •  founded by Phil Dater in Eagle, Idaho
  • 1993 Greg Latka was president
  • 1994-2016 manufactured by GSL Technology in Michigan
  • 2011 developed subsonic .22 Long Rifle ammunition
  • 2011 instrumental in forming the American Suppressor Association (ASA)
  • July 2017 purchased by Smith & Wesson
  • 2017 moved to Massachusetts

 

gemtech.com