SilencerCo – Iowa Legalizes Suppressors

Iowa Legalizes Suppressors

House File 2279 Becomes Law, Makes Iowa 42nd State to Legalize Suppressors for Civilians.

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – April 1, 2016 – Iowa has become the 42nd state to legalize suppressors. House File 2279, a bill introduced by Rep. Matt Windschitl and Rep. Terry Baxter, recently passed the Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee on March 2, 2016 by a wide margin of 11-2. The bill moved through the Iowa Senate without issue, and has now been signed by Governor Terry Branstad.

After three years of efforts by the American Suppressor Association, the National Rifle Association, and the Iowa Firearms Coalition to educate lawmakers on the benefits and realities of suppressors, HF 2279 was met with positive response.

This victory in Iowa is bringing hope to the eight other states where suppressors are still illegal for civilians to own. As part of their “No State Left Behind” campaign, the American Suppressor Association will now turn its attention to those states, including California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York.

“SilencerCo has been a strong supporter of the American Suppressor Association since its inception. We’re proud of the hard work they have put behind HF 2279 along with the help of the NRA and the Iowa Firearms Coalition. Because of the determination and educational push by these groups, Iowans can now enjoy the same rights as are held by law-abiding citizens in 41 other states,” says Joshua Waldron, CEO of SilencerCo.

SilencerCo is also working to remove suppressors from the list of NFA items all together through the introduction of the Hearing Protection Act. To learn more and add your voice to the cause, visit


5 Responses to “SilencerCo – Iowa Legalizes Suppressors”

  1. tazman66gt says:

    I’m still surprised it passed the Democrat controlled Senate by such a wide margin. We have been trying for several years to get this passed here and before the Senate wouldn’t even let it pass out of Committee after it was passed by the Republican controlled house. Now, I have to save my pennies.

  2. James F. says:

    “… New York.” — well, the way things have been going in NY the last few years, I don’t know how to feel about it. Do I dare dream?

  3. Chucker says:

    “No state left behind”

    I love it! SilencerCo has my support.

  4. Reverend says:

    “…including California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York.”

    Otherwise known as “The People’s Republic Of (insert any of those four). In my prayers, and good hopes on this one!

  5. WB says:

    Wondrous news.