Are you required to have a CPL in order to open carry a pistol in Wa?
Thx, it was late n I was lazy tired.Google-fu reveals...
"Open carry is legal without a permit and the minimum age is 21 years old to carry a loaded handgun in public. Some areas are off-limits, including public schools and state courthouses. However, you must have a valid permit/license to carry a loaded handgun in any vehicle in Washington"
Concealed carry is legal with a Washington Concealed Pistol License (CPL), also issued to non-residents. Explore Washington gun laws, CCW permits & reciprocity.www.usconcealedcarry.com
My son is a Washington resident and was stationed in Morehead City 5 years ago, got pulled over for a minor infraction and the officer made like he was a bank robber, sprawled out on the hot pavement, cuffed & stuffed in the cruiser. The officer didn’t know that CC laws carried over to different states... WTH!!!My state (NC) saws you can open carry without a permit if of age to possess a handgun, but you may not open carry a handgun if you have a CCW permit. Screwy, but that's the law. Personally, I'd rather carry concealed if I have the option. Element of surprise, etc.