Washington Protection Act (2010)
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Text of measure
The ballot title read:
- Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 1059 concerns rights to self-defense and privacy.
- Concise Description: This measure would prohibit governmental restriction of firearm rights and tracking of firearms; provide self-defense and privacy rights for citizens, except when committing crimes; and declare federal laws inconsistent with this measure invalid.
- Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]
According to the description prepared by the Washington Secretary of State:
This measure would: declare that law-abiding citizens have the rights to self-defense and privacy, except when committing a crime, including the right to use firearms, ammunition, and other means of defense; prohibit any governmental restriction on firearms or other means of self-defense, prohibit tracking firearms or other means of defense through markings, symbols, radio frequency identification dust, chips, tags, paint, or other identifiers; and declare any federal law inconsistent with this measure invalid in Washington.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Washington signature requirements
According to state officials, no petitions were filed in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot. In order to place the proposed measure on the 2010 ballot organizers were required to collect a minimum of 241,153 valid signatures.
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