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Monday, March 29, 2021

Washington: Urge Senate Majority Leader to Hold Unconstitutional Anti-Self Defense Legislation

Late Sunday night, the Washington House of Representatives quietly attempted to go to work passing unconstitutional anti-gun legislation off the ...

Friday, March 26, 2021

Washington: Anti-Self-Defense Legislation Expecting a Vote in the House at Any Time

Today, anti-gun legislation, Senate Bill 5038, was placed on the House Calendar for Second Reading.  

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Washington: Executive Session Scheduled to limit self-defense options on Friday

On Friday, March 19, the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee has scheduled an executive session for a ...

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Washington: Committee Hearing on Legislation to Ban Open Carry at Public Demonstrations and the Capitol

Senate Bill 5038 has been scheduled for a public hearing in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary, at 10:00 AM ...

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Washington: Pair of Anti-Gun Bills Fail to Pass Before Legislative Deadline

Yesterday, two anti-gun measures were not brought up on the floor before the official deadline to pass.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Washington: Your Action Needed - Senate Approves Carry Ban – Contact Your Representative!

Last night, the Washington Senate suspended the rules and approved an amended version of Carry Ban Legislation, Senate ...

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Washington: Carry Ban Sent to the Senate Floor for Rapid Consideration

Yesterday, Senate Bill 5038 was pulled from the Senate Rules Committee and sent to the Senate Floor where ...


Monday, February 22, 2021

NRA Victory in Washington Court of Appeals

The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action applauds a decision by the Washington Court of Appeals today ...

Monday, February 22, 2021

Victory in Washington Preemption Case

Today, the Washington Court of Appeals struck two firearms-storage ordinances under the state’s preemption law in an NRA-ILA case.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Washington: House Committee Passes Substitute Measure for Felony Open Carry Legislation

Last week, the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee considered House Bill 1283.  Previously, this measure could have ...


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.