Maybe it's my personal reading history here, but the title seemed right on to me. There's some dude selling P80 frames in the classifieds who said it is illegal for WA residents to have them. Which is flat wrong. It's just problematic for sellers to sell them (unless it doesn't show on Xray, then yes, it is illegal to have in WA ... and the rest of the USA as well). So anyway, the title of the thread makes a lot of sense to me.
Yeah me too. I changed the longish title to be more of a statement instead of a question. The more statutes I read and added to the body the more I realized I had already proven to myself that these are not illegal in WA. Lot's of people are misinformed by bad blogs and such about this topic. It's always best to read the statutes yourself.
Reminds me of the time a gun shop employee told me batons were illegal in WA. I told him they were not. He said read the RCW. I told him I did, he misinterpreted it. It said carrying a baton IN A WAY, AT A PLACE or IN A MANNER that warrants reasonable alarm is illegal. It didn't say that carrying one is illegal. It basically said that if you carry one and are snapping it out and making people afraid swinging it around or something that a reasonable person would be alarmed by is illegal.
I even wrote the state legislature who would weigh in on stuff like this at the time and they noted I was correct. That was a looooong time ago, almost 20 years. They no longer weigh in, they tell you to contact an attorney. At least last time I tried eons ago.