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Transporting AR15

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by 0V3RC10CK3D, May 12, 2013.

  1. 0V3RC10CK3D

    0V3RC10CK3D Mill Creek, WA Active Member

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    Hello,
    Just curious on the legality of transporting an AR15 in one of those bulldog cases with the mag pouches, can i keep loaded magazines in those pouches with the rifle unloaded in the case? All of this in the trunk of my car.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    To start off here are the WA firearm laws, read them and know them, Chapter 9.41 RCW: FIREARMS AND DANGEROUS WEAPONS

    The legalities of transporting an AR-15 is no different then transporting any other long gun. The only rule is they have to be unloaded.

    Here are is how WA defines loaded, RCW 9.41.010: Terms defined.

    (10) "Loaded" means:

    (a) There is a cartridge in the chamber of the firearm;

    (b) Cartridges are in a clip that is locked in place in the firearm;

    (c) There is a cartridge in the cylinder of the firearm, if the firearm is a revolver;

    (d) There is a cartridge in the tube or magazine that is inserted in the action; or

    (e) There is a ball in the barrel and the firearm is capped or primed if the firearm is a muzzle loader.



    So you situation does NOT meet the definition of loaded so it would be legal.
     
  3. BigStick

    BigStick Sherwood, OR Well-Known Member

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    Nwcid is right on. You are good to go as long as you keep it unloaded. That means no round chambered, and no loaded mag in the gun. Unfortunately, a CPL does nothing for transporting long guns.
     
  4. 0V3RC10CK3D

    0V3RC10CK3D Mill Creek, WA Active Member

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    Sounds Good. I wonder how many people leave a rifle and loaded mags in the trunk all the time in-case they happen to get an itch for some range time while out and about.
     
  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Yeah, you never know when a range may come into season and may need shootin' . ;)
     
  6. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I dont know how many do it incase of a range session but I know a lot that do for many other reasons including defense and SHTF. As long as you are legally carrying you don't need an "excuse" to do so.......