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I594 Question, Handgun transfer

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Hijeffrey95, May 25, 2015.

  1. Hijeffrey95

    Hijeffrey95 Bellevue, WA Member

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    under the new I594 laws for Washington state, if I wanted to buy a handgun from a private seller and we go through an FFL, do I have to be 21 or can I be 18 years old?
     
  2. Page.k

    Page.k Seattle Active Member

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    You need to be 21yo due to needing to fill out the 4473. :(
     
  3. phatdoughnut

    phatdoughnut The Gorge Active Member

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    Only criminals follow the laws. Everyone knows that, it's common sense.

    On another note, I didn't realize that it had to go on the ffl's books. So it's not just the 10-15 dollar background fee but their entire 30-40 fee? Is that correct?
     
  4. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but Washington doesn't charge for a BGC.
     
  5. phatdoughnut

    phatdoughnut The Gorge Active Member

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    That is crazy! How is the state not stealing money from us?
     
  6. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Oregon decided that it was better to run the NICS check through the OSP, so that is why they justify the $10 BGC fee. It's also how they maintain the gun registry in Oregon.
     
  7. Page.k

    Page.k Seattle Active Member

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    Wa State gets the records of all handgun purchased in the state. I think the records are with the department of licensing here. The FFLs have to send them the information in a few days. :(
     
  8. GunnyG

    GunnyG The Highlands Active Member

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    ... And then the DoL hands total access of their database over to the WSP, who in turn allows 24/7/365 access to every LE agency in the state:

    "...The firearms program provides local law enforcement agencies with the information they need to assure that licenses are issued only to individuals who are eligible under state law to possess firearms.It is vitally important that this information be accurate and kept up to date for use by law enforcement to investigate criminal activity, and to arrest and prosecute individuals who violate state and federal laws using a firearm.

    This program area receives more than 50,000 concealed pistol licenses, 50,000 handgun transfers, and 600 firearm dealer licenses annually. These documents are reviewed for accuracy and completeness and the information is entered into the computer database. DOL annually records over 35,000 conviction documents and involuntary mental health commitment notices when the courts have removed an individual's firearm possession rights. This information is maintained in the firearms database, which is made available to law enforcement agencies through the Washington State Patrol, which allows 24 hour per day access to the records.The available recorded information has been enhanced with the migration from the Unisys mainframe system to a server based data system, which came online in March 2004. ..." -- it used to be found at www.atg.wa.gov/uploadedFiles/Home/About_the_Office/Open_Government/Sunshine_Committee/Materials/Regarding%20Agenda%206_firearms.doc
    but now is at http://agportal-s3bucket.s3.amazona...tee/Materials/Regarding Agenda 6_firearms.doc