Post your State's stuff here :?
Nope, WA is an open carry state. You can legally be in public with a gun visible on your hip. Just keep in mind that some of the general public and businesses are ignorant of the law and may overreact if they see someone carrying a gun.Seattle area. So I found this: Washington Gun Rights
"Washington is an "open carry" state for firearms. This means a person may carry
a firearm in an exposed holster without any kind of permit unless there is
something that makes it specifically illegal."
What!? So I can just run my belt through a holster, throw a pistol in it, and walk out in public pistol fully visible, and I'm cool?
"Unlawful carrying without a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) occurs when a person
carries a concealed pistol on his person and does not have a CPL."
So... wait a minute. I believe I'm making this too difficult on myself. You can't carry a hidden pistol without a license, but you can carry one in the open no problem. Am I missing something?
Hi Aggie here,Thanks for the info ReReDrock! I've been reading further into it and WA has more relaxed gun laws than TX.
Why did I think the entire West coast was a bunch of gun-hating hippies complete with drums, joints, and tofu? WA has the best state gun laws I've heard of yet - less than a year ago they decriminalized the use of cans within the state, too! (July 2011 I think it was.)
Well at first I was thinking about my gun collection as an excuse to stay put, but now I'm even more strongly considering the move. Thanks again for all the info folks.
Agreed with read the Law! And take a class or two so you can actually understand what was written there!
I moved from WA to TX and then back to WA. CWP is much easier to obtain in WA. Other than that not sure about the differences.Any folks ever move from WA to TX or TX to WA? I might be looking at moving to WA soon and am wondering what the gun law differences are. I'd love to not have to modify anything!
nobody seems to like Wades. I am a member of West Coast for the indoor handgun range, it is great. I did not pay the much higher membership to shoot at their rather limited indoor rifle range. Issaquah Sportsman club has some cool facilities but the range is small and very busy, I do not recommend it because it is so damm busy, you will wait a long time for a lane on a sunny day. I shoot riles at Snoqualmie Valley Rifle Club. It's only 200 yds but it is private and inexpensive and the few longer ranges around here are capped with membership and have big waiting lists.In the Seattle Area, you've got these following range:
1. Seattle Police Athletic Association: Gotta submit to a background check to join and shoot with em, but given that it's a police range, it's cool
2. West Coast Armory: 5 star range as ranked by the NSSF, premium quality facilities and competitive prices on stuff
3. Wade's East Side Guns: Most well known range, but not the best facility
4. Kenmore Shooting Range: Very hunting oriented, with a good shotgun/trap range. Only one shot per magazine allowed, shoot slow etc. 100 yard rifle range open to public
5. Issaquah Sportsmens Club: 10 rounds per magazine, 100 yard range.
6. Renton Fish and Game. Good IDPA/USPSA clubs, but the actual range officers are short on manners.
Trust my gun dealer. He had his Class 3 SOT just magically in time to sell everyone suppressors.I want to believe you so badly. Do you have any info to back this up?