Our Constitution provides that no law shall forbid us from keeping and bearing arms because of the necessity for a militia. We have a militia of a sort, but our greatest strength lies in the fact that so many of our people not only posess weapons but also understand their use, and above all they are prepared to defend themselves against any sudden attack by an enemy.
You will remember that we won our freedom because we were armed. We were not a simple peasantry unused to weapons. The men who wrote our Constitution knew our people would be safe as long as they were armed.
--Louis L'Amour, from The Lonesome Gods
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This is the Official Journal of the Washington State Rifle and Pistol Association. Match directors as well as competitors are encouraged to submit articles to be published in the journal. Members are also encouraged to submit any shooting related articles that would be of interest to Washington State gun owners.
The Primer is published every other month, six times per year. The most recent are listed below.
The Washington State Rifle & Pistol Association Bylaws are available for your review.
Here in Washington State the WSPRA hosts a full schedule of smallbore and precision air rifle competition. Whether you live east of the Cascades or west, open or junior, position or prone, indoor or outdoor, smallbore or air rifle, USA Shooting or NRA, we have matches at locations near you.