NRA files lawsuit challenging Washington gun safety Initiative 1639
The NRA has challenged the legality of a voter-
approved gun control initiative in Washington State.
The gun rights organization filed a lawsuit against
the initiative, which would restrict gun ownership.
The restrictions include increasing the minimum age
to buy semi-automatic assault rifles from 18 to 21.
The suit says the measure impairs rights guaranteed
by the First, Second, and Fourteenth Amendments.
“I-1639 violates the constitutional rights of
law-abiding citizens,” said the NRA’s Chris Cox.
Gun vendors and owners across the state joined the
lawsuit, as did the Second Amendment Foundation.