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waiting period to buy handgun?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by blind as a bat, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. blind as a bat

    blind as a bat northwest New Member

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    how long is the waiting period to buying a handgun, in WA state? If you have a license to carry, is there still a waiting period to pick up the gun? or can you buy and walk out with it the same day?
     
  2. bwells

    bwells Longview Member

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    With a CPL there's no wait in Washington. Without a CPL I believe the wait is 5 business days, but I might be wrong.
     
  3. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN Seattle, Wa Member

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    a cpl is not a garauntee that you'll walk out the same day, but since I've gotten mine there hasn't been a delay... yet anyway.
     
  4. blind as a bat

    blind as a bat northwest New Member

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    Right on! thank you...
     
  5. HahnsXD

    HahnsXD Battle Ground WA Active Member

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    Before I had my permit I bought a handgun on a Friday and picked it up the next Tuesday.
     
  6. gnarkill

    gnarkill Richland, WA Member

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    If you have even a misdemeanor on your record and you have a cpl there's probably a wait. My buddy had a minor shoplifting misdemeanor on his record and he waits on everything, even rifles. he has his cpl.
     
  7. enjr4

    enjr4 Renton, WA Active Member

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    I have a CPL and the Febes put a 4 day hold on me everytime. I don't have a clue why?

    :paranoid:
     
  8. mortre

    mortre Yelm, WA Active Member

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    Have you tried contacting them and asking them why? I believe there is some sort of appeals process to clear flags if I am not mistaken.

    Honestly, I think getting a WA CPL is worth the $60 every 5 years just to skip the useless waiting period. Even if you do not intend to carry.
     
  9. enjr4

    enjr4 Renton, WA Active Member

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    Mortre,
    Not sure I want to ask. I might findout I'm a BG.
    Ed
     
  10. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    CPL is instant. (mostly)

    Depends on where in WA you are. 5 days is the official waiting period, but in Clark County it is usually later the same day or the next day if you don't have a CPL.
     
  11. Chipperxd

    Chipperxd Buffalo Active Member

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    I have a reckless driving misdemeanor (speeding on the highway 85 in a 60) on my record. I have a CPL and I can still get it the same day.
     
  12. pizza_pablo

    pizza_pablo Kitsap New Member

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    I checked this out on internet, prior to my purchase, out of curiosity. I have a CPL.
    I determined that there is no state waiting period for CPL holders, but the store may have their own waiting period.
    I bought my Glock 23 from Seattle Police Athletic Association, on the Glock military discount, walked out same day with it.
     
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  13. Generator

    Generator Bend Member

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    Correct me if I'm wrong
    CPL(CHL) in WA, no waiting period.
    Handgun purchases, up to 5 days.

    Guns in OR, 10 minutes
    CHL (CPL) is 4-6 weeks.
    ????EH????
     
  14. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    So far the longest waiting period I have had with my permit, about 10 min's.:)