Frquently Asked Questions about Gun Laws in Washington
Generally Washington is moderately pro gun.
As of April 18,2015.
Can I carry a hand gun openly?
in Washington open carry is allowed without permit except a
loaded hand gun in a vehicle, this requires a permit. Open
carry of a loaded long gun in a vehicle is prohibited even
with a permit.
Do I need a permit to purhase a hand gun?
A permit is not required to purchase a hand gun.
Is a license required to carry a concealed weapon?
Yes, they are granted on a "Shall Issue" basis.
Do I have to register my firearm?
No, sort of. Retail gun dealers must report sales to
local law enforcement and state department of licensing.
Do I need a license to own a gun?
No you do not.
Are assault weapons banned?
In Washington assualt weapons are not restricted.
What about NFA weapons?
Short barrel shotguns and machine guns are banned. Silencers
are permitted is properly registered with the ATF.
Before buying a gun check with your lawyer for the latest information and
a strong dose of common sense concerning “Stand Your Ground“ laws.
Remember, a child can never be trusted alone with a gun.