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NRA Statement on Challenge to Washington State Release of Gun Owners' Private Data

Thursday, May 2, 2019

NRA Statement on Challenge to Washington State Release of Gun Owners' Private Data

Fairfax, Va. - Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, released the following statement after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 6025 into law. The bill was a reaction to an NRA supported lawsuit challenging the state’s right to release the names and addresses of law-abiding gun owners:

"Publicizing law-abiding citizens’ personal information is an invasion of privacy and placed gun owners and their families at risk of home invasion or attack. The NRA is pleased Washington lawmakers recognized the inherent dangers of releasing law-abiding gun owners’ personal data and acted to protect that information. Given these actions the NRA supported lawsuit challenging such a release will be withdrawn. Though this battle is won, the NRA will continue fighting to protect the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Washingtonians.” 

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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.