Is there a detailed explanation of I-594 somewhere? I'd like to read it along with someone's notes explaining what the various sections mean in layman terms.
Thanks. Not as detailed as I'd hoped to find but both places helped.
Section 1 says:However, transfers of antique guns and those between immediate family members would be exempt from the background checks.
Yet another potential issue. What's to stop Seattle's anti gun chief of police to decline to issue such confirmations?The measure also requires that dealers who are facilitating gun transfers, be they through the licensed dealer or a private seller, receive confirmation in writing from the chief of police or sheriff that the purchaser in question "is eligible to possess a pistol [...] and that the application to purchase is approved by the chief of police or sheriff."[/COLOR]
(Note: this is exempted if the purchaser has a CPL in Sec. 5, 1 (a))
Look closely at that hunting "exception". Since it is not legal for them to hunt in my living room, or upon the local and state streets and highways, I would have to travel with them to wherever they are planning to hunt before I could hand them the gun.<broken link removed> like loaning to somebody is OK for specific purposes is OK so long as the following conditions are met:
(iv) to a person who is under eighteen years of age for lawful hunting, sporting, or
educational purposes while under the direct supervision and control of
a responsible adult who is not prohibited from possessing firearms; or
(v) while hunting if the hunting is legal in all places where the
person to whom the firearm is transferred possesses the firearm and the
person to whom the firearm is transferred has completed all training
and holds all licenses or permits required for such hunting, provided
that any temporary transfer allowed by this subsection is permitted
only if the person to whom the firearm is transferred is not prohibited
from possessing firearms under state or federal law;..."
"Family or household member" means "family" or "household member" as used in RCW 10.99.020."
"A transfer between immediate family members, which for this subsection shall be limited to spouses, domestic partners, parents, children, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, first cousins, aunts, and uncles, that is a bona fide gift;..."
Non-emergency loans between family are not discussed as far as I can see.
Let's just defeat this and pass I-591 and we'll be OK for the time being. 594 is giving me a headache, just reading it.
More here: http://wagunrights.org/
There is an exception for your spouse. Anyone else would require the background check.Conditions like you have to be at a government recognized gun range before loaning a pistol to your spouse At your property in the mountains would require a background check by an FFL and the Sheriff.
(f) The temporary transfer of a firearm (i) between spouses or domestic partners;