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Tinted Windows and Concealed Weapon License Permit

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by DAE51D, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. DAE51D

    DAE51D Redmond, WA Member

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    I have a carry concealed weapon permit / license. I met a guy yesterday at the Puyallop WAC show who claims that if you have one, you can get your car windows tinted very dark (darker than what is legally allowed by those who do not have a CCW). This pertains to Washington.

    I am unable to find anything in my brief searching the internet on this.

    Does anyone have some links to back this statement up (or disprove it too).

    He said the logic is that if you accidentally leave your gun on the seat or otherwise exposed, the tint acts as an 'enclosure' so people can't see it. Or something to that effect.

    He also said that while you might get pulled over for the darker tint, you won't get a ticket if you produce the CCW to show the officer.
     
  2. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    well thats good to know... cause my windows are tinted at 4% on my G6 lol... but yea some facts would be awesome..
     
  3. Don't Sue People Panda

    Don't Sue People Panda Portland Member

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    I call BS. Never hear of such a thing, but maybe WA is different than OR?
     
  4. nubus

    nubus Guest

    My friend owns a tint shop (in WA) and I've never heard of this BS.
     
  5. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm calling BS too.
     
  6. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I would never talk to that guy again.
    Of course he would have stopped talking to me while I was rolling on the ground laughing.

    All your concealed permit does is allow you to carry a hand gun concealed
    Nothing more.

    This is the site with the conceal carry laws.If there is anything about window tint it's on here
    Washington State Legislature
     
  7. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    WOW....I hope to hear soon you can drive drunk if you hold a CHL..to calm your nerves from the weight of the responsibility.
     
  8. Don't Sue People Panda

    Don't Sue People Panda Portland Member

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    Can we get a petition going for this?

     
  9. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    From my recent reading of the RCW, the only thing I have come across is that if the gun is inside the vehicle while you are not it should be unloaded and out of sight. (sight is to be said visible from a walk around of the vehicle.)

    Tinted windows + having it on floorboard or partially under seat would be out of sight. I can't say as for on the front seat.

    I carry in WA as of a month ago and I'm tired of reading up on the WA rules....
     
  10. i8asquirrel

    i8asquirrel Keizer, oregon Member

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    The guy is an ***hat..................thats just stupid!
     
  11. joeroket

    joeroket Everett,Wa. Active Member

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    If you have a CPL and need to leave the pistol in the car it does not have to be unloaded, just out of sight..

    There is no RCW that dictates window tint for a CPL holder. The guy who said that is completely uneducated.
     
  12. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I have a WA CPL and I heard you can wear your underwear on the outside of your pants as well... something to do with additional concealed options... :thumbup:
     
  13. Glock32

    Glock32 Marion county, or Active Member

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    Glad to hear it. now maybe I wont be the only one wearing them that way!!
     
  14. DAE51D

    DAE51D Redmond, WA Member

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    Sure explains all those "ganstas" wearing their pants down around their thighs and showing off their underwears. They must all be "strapped".