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Probably a stupid question but I need help understanding RCW 9.41.250

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by Chris Houghton, May 1, 2015.

  1. Chris Houghton

    Chris Houghton Seattle New Member

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    (c) Uses any contrivance or device for suppressing the noise of any firearm unless the suppressor is legally registered and possessed in accordance with federal law,
    is guilty of a gross misdemeanor punishable under chapter 9A.20 RCW.

    I understand that currently hunting with silencers aren't legal but what about concealed carry? The laws are very vague and I can't find a straight answer anywhere.. is it legal to carry a surpressor attached to my gun yes or no? Please help me I'm relatively new to all these laws and am just trying to fully understand everything.
    thanks guys! :)
     
  2. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I know very little, but it seems to me having a NFA item on your person all the time would be problematic and using one for self defense even more so
     
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  3. Chris Houghton

    Chris Houghton Seattle New Member

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    That's where I'm at on this as well. Thank you for your input.
     
  4. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    so you are saying I can have an AR style pistol on me, but once I put a vertical foregrip (with SBR paperwork), carry no more?
     
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  5. Chris Houghton

    Chris Houghton Seattle New Member

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    Idk how accurate this is so bear with me lol.

    RCW 9.41.190 is saying basically no you cannot but I think you might if you have either a form 1 or form 4 this bypasses it because of the new sbr laws..? Again I am not positive..

    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=9.41.190
     
  6. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Section 2 seems to permit possession if you have it registered federally - meaning filing the paper work and waiting for your tax stamp. "Manufacture" is not mentioned under Section 2, which might be a tricky one. Maybe you cannot put that foregrip on by yourself?

    One of the reasons I am staying away from this custom stuff - not worth the trouble.
     
  7. Chris Houghton

    Chris Houghton Seattle New Member

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    I'm not familiar with most of this, sorry. But Ive never heard of a law where you couldn't put your own attachments on that sounds weird.. I'd also like to know more about this..