Washington Civil Rights Association: Protecting the Second Amendment
At Sporting Systems, we make no apologies for the things that motivate us as a business and as members of our community.
We’re steadfast in our commitment to our customers, who turn to us time and time again for the highest quality products and for the service we provide before, during, and after each sale.
We also remain steadfast in our commitment to protecting the rights afforded to each and every one of us by the United States Constitution, especially the Second Amendment. As most Americans are aware, this amendment affirms “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms.”
Sporting Systems advocates for the defense of the U.S. Constitution — and in our inalienable right to protect ourselves, our families and friends, and our homes.
That’s why we established the Washington Civil Rights Association. This is a grassroots effort created for the express purpose of helping Washingtonians protect their civil rights.
This is not a political organization. It is not affiliated with a political party. In fact, we are purposefully and decidedly apolitical. We believe that the Constitution protects us all and that a threat to one part of the Constitution is a threat to the whole.
That’s why we encourage everybody to get involved, whether or not they own a gun — or even care all that much about them!
We believe the Washington Civil Rights Association’s work can help focus attention not just on the clear meaning of the Second Amendment itself, but also on the clear meaning of Article 1, Section 24 of the Washington State Constitution:
“RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS. The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired … ”
In short, we want to amplify the voices of underrepresented firearms owners so that legislators in Olympia start to pay attention. We want to educate firearms owners on the basics of the political process. And we want to make everyone aware of the machinations employed by many of those same legislators to deprive us of our basic human rights.
We are currently a C-corporation and have applied to the IRS for 501(c)(4) nonprofit status. We are also forming a political action committee (PAC) to endorse and assist campaigns and initiatives that align with our cause.
As a small, all-volunteer organization, we’re on the lookout for smart, talented folks who can help us spread the news. If you’re interested, you can learn more about the Washington Civil Rights Association here.