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Washington: WDFW Creates Advisory Committee to Address Target Shooting Concerns in Central Washington

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Washington: WDFW Creates Advisory Committee to Address Target Shooting Concerns in Central Washington

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced the formation of a “Wenas Wildlife Area Target Shooting Advisory Committee” to address the WDFW’s target shooting concerns in the Wenas Wildlife Area in Central Washington.

Last fall, the WDFW proposed closing the 115,000 acre Wenas Wildlife Area to recreational shooting, only allowing shooting in one of two proposed range sites.  Recreational shooting has long occurred in the wildlife area, and the use of these public lands has been enjoyed by generations of shooters from across Washington.  Thanks to the public opposition from NRA members, shooters, hunters, local legislators and elected officials, the WDFW did not move forward with their proposed closure and is now forming an advisory committee to help find solutions for their concerns.

We are asking those of you who use and depend on the availability of the Wenas Wildlife Area for shooting and hunting to apply to serve on this advisory committee.  There is a lot at stake, and it’s important for shooters and hunters to be represented on this committee!

The Target Shooting Committee will meet in Selah, at least monthly, through the 2017-2018 winter season.  In addition to attending committee meetings, members will also be asked to participate in public workshops and open houses.

All applications are due by 5:00pm on April 14th to Regional Wildlife Program Manager, Scott McCorquodale.  Applications may be found here and submitted by email to Scott.McCorquodale@dfw.wa.gov, or mailed to him at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1701 S 24th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902.

Keeping public lands open for target shooting and hunting is a priority of the NRA’s, and we will continue to oppose any proposals for the Wenas Wildlife Area which would restrict shooters and hunters from using public lands.  Again, please consider applying to serve on the advisory committee!

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Friday, January 19, 2018

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Crossing the Line – Firearm Preemption Protection Under Attack

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Crossing the Line – Firearm Preemption Protection Under Attack

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Australia: Queensland’s Labor Party Government Targets MP for Gun Control Heresy

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Australia: Queensland’s Labor Party Government Targets MP for Gun Control Heresy

The sorry state of gun politics in Australia was put into stark relief recently, after Liberal National Party (LNP) Queensland Legislative Assembly MP Anthony Perrett took a principled stand in favor of his constituents’ gun rights.

Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

Earlier today, the Washington state Senate Law & Justice Committee passed Senate Bill 5992 out of committee with a 4-3 vote. As drafted, this legislation has overreaching language that would ban modifications commonly made to ...

Arizona: Signature Gathering Underway For Hunting Ban Initiative

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Arizona: Signature Gathering Underway For Hunting Ban Initiative

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New Jersey:  2018 Brings Bigger Challenges for New Jersey Gun Owners

Friday, January 19, 2018

New Jersey: 2018 Brings Bigger Challenges for New Jersey Gun Owners

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Indiana: Rifle Hunting Bill Passes Senate

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Indiana: Rifle Hunting Bill Passes Senate

On Thursday, January 18th, Senate Bill 20 passed the Indiana state Senate by a vote of 47-2 and will now move to the House.  

Hawaii: Trigger Modification Ban Introduced in the Senate

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hawaii: Trigger Modification Ban Introduced in the Senate

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Washington: House Judiciary to Hear Gun Control Bills

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Washington: House Judiciary to Hear Gun Control Bills

On Thursday, January 25th at 1:30PM, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear several sweeping gun control bills.  NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters are strongly encouraged to attend the committee hearing to voice your opposition ...

Eighteen States, Law Enforcement, Doctors, and Firearm Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs in Lawsuit Challenging California 10+ Magazine Ban

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Eighteen States, Law Enforcement, Doctors, and Firearm Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs in Lawsuit Challenging California 10+ Magazine Ban

On Friday, January 12, several amicus briefs were filed in the NRA and CRPA supported lawsuit challenging California’s restrictions against magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The lawsuit, titled Duncan v. Becerra, challenges California’s ...

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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.