The Washington Arms Collectors (W.A.C.) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) social-welfare organization incorporated to further the common good and general welfare of people in the state of Washington and the Northwest through the following activities:

• Support for the exercise of the fundamental right of citizens under both the Washington State and United States Constitutions to possess and use firearms for a variety of legally protected purposes including: defense of the country, self-defense, recreation and sporting activities.

• The provision of events and networks that facilitate the exchange of firearms in order to further the preservation and collection of historically significant firearms.

• The promotion of the public welfare through education and classes on the safe handling of firearms. The provision of firearm safety materials and classes is done without charge for both members and the general public.

• The documentation and preservation of knowledge on collectible firearms through research, publication and archiving of information and published articles.