NRA Wins Lawsuit in Washington State, Prevents I-1639 From Appearing on Ballot


NRA Wins in Washington State
NRA Wins in Washington State

Fairfax, VA – -( The Thurston County Superior Court today ruled in favor of the National Rifle Association and ordered a writ of mandamus to prevent I-1639 from appearing on the ballot. The judge agreed the signature sheets did not comply with state law – the font size was too small to be readable and didn’t include strikethroughs.

“The National Rifle Association is glad to see the court today recognized how negligent, if not worse, gun control advocates were in their signature-gathering for this ill-advised ballot initiative,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA.

“We got involved because I-1639 tramples on the rights of Washington state voters, and because the way these anti-gun activists went about pushing their agenda was egregious. We applaud this decision, and will remain vigilant in protecting the constitutional freedoms of all Americans.”

Among other things, I-1639;

  • Creates a gun registry for any transfers of commonly owned semi-automatic rifles;
  • Introduces a 10-business day waiting period on the purchase of semi-automatic rifles;
  • Imposes criminal liability on otherwise law-abiding gun owners who fail to store their firearms to state standards;
  • Increases the age limit to possess or purchase semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21;
  • Mandates training prior to purchase;
  • And authorizes a $25 fee to be assessed to semiautomatic rifle purchasers.

The initiative proponents will likely appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court and we will continue to advocate on behalf of our law-abiding members in the Evergreen state.

National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit:

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Never trust anything from the Peoples Republic of Washington. The state is run by morons and they elect idiots to office. Examples: inslee, murray and cantwell. Collective IQ is single digit.

E. Bryan Hoover

This has been appealed to the Washington Supreme Court.

Assume the initiative will be re-instated within a week or two.

Assume in November it will pass.

Washington will become the most anti-Second Amendment state in the country if this massive initiative does pass.

E. Bryan Hoover, Eastern Washington State

Mr. Walkker

NRA takes some credit, yet offers little to NO input and support for Washington State Gun Owners. In fact, on Monday Morning 08/20/2018, we can rest assured that the Bloomberg Gun Grabbing Carpet Baggers, whom in fact, do reside outside of our State, they will be lined up at the door with their scumbag lawyers at the Thurston County Courthouse, in order to file an APPEAL. That is right. They never give up. They have 5 days to apply pressure to the infamous “In your face, politically corrupted WA State Judicial System”, before the “Fake Paper Voting Ballots” go to… Read more »

Charlie Foxtrot

Total BS, as usual from the NRA. The SAF won the actual lawsuit. The NRA is just taking credit for it with a duplicate lawsuit that was filed later, just like they did or at least tried to do with other cases. See and .