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Oregonian wants a Washington CCW permit

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by JGRuby, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. JGRuby

    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    I am going to apply for a Washington CCW permit because I spend a lot of time up thier with family and friends. Is there any gotchas in getting this permit for Wa. Anything that you guys know that would be helpful. I already have an Oregon CCW. What is a good reason to put down other than I spend alot of time in Washington.
    Any help/knowledge is appreciated.

    James Ruby
     
  2. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    James,
    I got one of those a few years back. If I remember correctly, it was pretty simple and straightforward. I don't think that I even had to schedule an appointment. I think I just showed up, gave my fingerprints, and paid the fee. I was working up there at the time. I would assume that family is a legitimate reason for wanting a Washington permit. I went to the sheriff's office downtown Vantucky.
     
  3. nastybynature

    nastybynature ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Active Member

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    Washington is a shall issue state. Basically that means that if you meet the requirements, they shall issue you a License to carry concealed pistol. I would say if you passed the background check for Oregon, you should have no issue passing for Washington. You simply go to the Clark County Sheriff's department and fill out the app, get your inkless fingerprinting, pay your fee and they will send it in the mail. No special reason required.
     
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  4. JGRuby

    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    Thank you both for the information.

    James Ruby
     
  5. duane black

    duane black Washington Well-Known Member

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  6. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Utah.

    Check out the interactive map here:
    Handgunlaw.us : CCW Map

    Getting a WA permit covers a good portion of the Country
    Utah covers more.

    Utah does require a course where the instructor is certified in Utah law.
     
  7. Botte Hork

    Botte Hork Camas WA Well-Known Member

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    I got mine from the Camas PD, who were also friendly and cooperative. No big hassle to get it taken care of. Just make sure to have the money correctly arranged.

    OR is more restrictive with non-resident permits than WA, from what I've seen.
     
  8. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    One gotcha vs Oregon is that you cannot carry into a bar or actually any establishment's area posted 21 or over.
     
  9. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    The only "requirement" is that you are not a "prohibited person". Fill out the application, pay $52.25 get you fingerprints taken electronically at any (non-resident can apply at any Sheriff's office) local Sheriff's office and anywhere between a couple hours, up to 60 days (for a non-resident) you will have your CPL. Some counties will issue "on the spot", some counties will mail it in a couple days, and some counties will hold it the whole 60 days. I do not know where Clark Co is in this range.

    May I suggest that you email the Sheriff's office of your choice and ask them if they will issue "while you wait" if you are in a hurry for your CPL. If you don't care, Clark Co, is the closest to you but there is nothing that suggests you have to apply at the Clark Co. Sheriff. sometimes there are advantages to using a smaller county. You do NOT need a "legitimate reason" or references of any kind. The only requirement is not being a prohibited person. RCW 9.41.070

    When you apply they will give you a pamphlet that has our firearms related laws. All of RCW 9.41, and parts of the F&W law (cannot have a loaded long gun "in or on" a vehicle, even with a CPL) and the law that relates to an "Outdoor music festival". I would pay particular attention to RCW 9.41.050, 060, 270, 280, 290, and 300.

    You may OC without a license pretty much anywhere you can carry with a CPL. Local governments have no say except for discharge of a firearm (other than in self defense) and the location of a retail gun store.

    Carefully read RCW 9.41.300..that is where the statewide prohibited places are. Places posted by the LCB as "21 and over only" (bars), the secure area of jails and police stations, and courts, and ROOMs associated with the court. You do NOT need a CPL to enter a library, city council meeting, or the state capitol building (as long as you are OC)

    You DO need a CPL to OC a LOADED pistol in a vehicle, UNLESS you qualify for an exemption in RCW 9.41.060 (much broader than ORS 166.260)

    Link here: Chapter 9.41 RCW: FIREARMS AND DANGEROUS WEAPONS

    Handgunlaw.us is also very useful

    Oh, forgot to state: At least in Okanogan Co. For quick service, bring exact change, cash, US funds.
     
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  10. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    How so? I've had an OR permit for close to 20 years now and I haven't seen much difference.
     
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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    McGrath's here in Vancouver has a sign posted at the front door as though it applies to the entire establishment, but since I know it's only for the actual bar area I ignore it.
     
  12. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Washington is "shall issue" for out of state residents, Oregon is "may issue" for out of state residents. That makes Oregon more restrictive ;-)
     
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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Some states only honor residents of the issuing states permit, so even though it shows as OK on the maps it's not true.
     
  14. duane black

    duane black Washington Well-Known Member

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    Fish house on Mill Plain ?

    If so, I never noticed it. :D
     
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    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    Thank you all for the information - I paid the fees and submitted my form yesterday at Clark county sheriffs office in Vancouver. They said it would be 60 days. I am in no hurry.

    James Ruby
     
  16. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Were you CC'ing when you went up there? :paranoid:
     
  17. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I kid, I kid!
     
  18. duane black

    duane black Washington Well-Known Member

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    Awesome James. When I received my out of state from Clark County it did indeed take a full 60. I think it arrived on day 61 or 62.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
     
  19. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Is that days or business days?
     
  20. duane black

    duane black Washington Well-Known Member

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    It's been a while man but I "think" it was days including weekend. I remember thinking , they weren't kidding when they said 60...