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New guy wants to get this straight about WA Assault Weapons...

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by clee2, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. clee2

    clee2 NorCal New Member

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    Hello all,

    I have scoured this Forum, read the 9.41 RCW, and the failed assault weapon ban bill of 2010...so I want to make sure I get this correct, please.

    If I relocate to WA, I:

    1) Can legally bring into the state (and possess) my currently-owned Assault Weapons (AK and AR) that have 16" barrels, detachable mags that hold more than 10 rounds, etc?

    2) Do not have to register them with the WA DOJ/Atty Generals office as AWs?

    3) Can buy more AWs :thumbup: as a resident as long as they are not SBR/SBS configured?

    4) Can purchase and use pistol/rifle suppressors as long as I do the NFA tax stamp(s)?

    Thanks for the responses.
     
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  2. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Yessir
     
  3. Misterbill

    Misterbill Yakima County, Washington New Member

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    Yes.

    And we have state pre-emption for gun laws as well, so no city can randomly ban carry, unlike some other places.

    We're only missing SBR's and Full auto to make this a truly free state. -Though with the 1986 ban on new auto weapons federally, full-auto is only for rich people.
     
  4. duran21

    duran21 Lacey Active Member

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    1. yes
    2. yes (registration is recommended, not required)
    3. yes
    4. yes (no full auto, SBR, or SBS)
     
  5. clee2

    clee2 NorCal New Member

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    Thanks to all.
     
  6. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Please explain..
     
  7. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    We do not have "Assault Weapons" here. We have Modern Sporting Rifles since they are semi auto, not select fire or fully automatic weapons.
     
  8. clee2

    clee2 NorCal New Member

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    This and the other responses are the reasons why I am looking forward to getting out of CA. Thanks.
     
  9. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yes to everything but please stop calling them "assault weapons". That is a term that was made up by the media (they couldn't use "assault rifles" because that already has a legit definition and the guns they wanted to ban didn't meet it, specifically the select-fire aspect) to make them sound evil or nefarious.
    Move and embrace your freedom.
     
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  10. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    How do you do this when there is NO registration on Title 1 firearms Federally or in WA? On top of that WA does not even have a definition or description of "assault rifle", RCW 9.41.010: Terms defined..

    Next why would you even consider it?
     
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  11. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Happy to hear you are leaving Kalifornia!
    The world of shooting sports just opened up to you brother. Welcome to America.
     
  12. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    And! Drum roll please.... You get to take the mag restriction dohicky off your rifles!
     
  13. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    Federal Assault Weapons Ban - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  14. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    None of my firearms have assaulted anyone while I have owned them. Maybe they should have a registration for weapons that have been used to assault people ;)
     
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  15. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    View attachment 42242
     
  16. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    You will be welcome here, coming from CA it was like moving to another country. Lots of expatriate californians here, and just loving it.

    There will have to be some mental adjustments:

    Everything is so freaking green! The rivers run all the time, and Mt. Ranier always has snow.

    Careful, with more choices in fire arms and no magazine ban your budget for guns and ammo may take a huge hit.

    You will have to get used to the horrible heat up here, I think 6 days this year have been over 70 degrees.

    You will not miss the constant talk of "water shortages"

    Getting a CPL is a must have for being taken seriously as a gun "nut". Don't worry they issue them at the border checkpoint. (just kidding, but dang close)

    Luckily enough you did not move to Oregon, all they have are unsavory characters like those that show up in chatbox (they know who they are), not to mention hairy hippie chicks and sasquatch.
     
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  17. jkent26

    jkent26 Rainier, OR Member

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    And wait until you see the fireworks that you can buy at any stand. My first 4th after my CA transplant, as I was buying my fireworks I kept expecting LEO to bust me in somekind of sting op.
     
  18. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    And you won't get stopped and inspected at the state line.
     
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  19. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    THERE IS NO REGISTRATION IN WA..how the h do you think he is going to "register" his weapons?
     
  20. PX4WA

    PX4WA Tacoma, WA Active Member

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    to OP, welcome...

    it's so sad how many restrictions california has on things and no statistics to show that they are better off than the 2 states above them...

    posts like these, just serve to remind us how important it is to keep our legislators from following the california way...

    seattle is trying to go that route...