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Com law question

Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:24 pm

I looked on the RCW and couldn't find any info.

Can I, as a cpl holder, carry a pistol that i did not buy?

Thanks.

Re: Com law question

Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:25 pm

Yes.

Re: Com law question

Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:30 pm

Well, if you stole it, not such a good idea....

J/K Massive is on top of it :bigsmile:

Re: Com law question

Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:15 pm

YES (If not stolen) Don't forget I-594.

Re: Com law question

Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:13 pm

I was thinking in terms of carrying to try out a potential future purchase.

Re: Com law question

Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:50 pm

Are you talking about trying it on while the seller is still there? If so, yes.

If you are talking about taking it for a test drive without the seller there, then yes, you can carry it, but the seller can be in deep trouble (and possibly you) for failing to abide by 594.

Re: Com law question

Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:22 am

Here is the exact scenario.

My friend owns a pistol that I am considering buying. I wanted to carry it for a day or two to test its size and comfortability.

My concern is that if I had to use it, would I be breaking the law. I don't want to take any risks.

Re: Com law question

Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:26 am

Paintballinpunk wrote:Here is the exact scenario.

My friend owns a pistol that I am considering buying. I wanted to carry it for a day or two to test its size and comfortability.

My concern is that if I had to use it, would I be breaking the law. I don't want to take any risks.


Not legal unless you transfer it via an FFL first.

Re: Com law question

Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:05 pm

Benja455 wrote:
Paintballinpunk wrote:Here is the exact scenario.

My friend owns a pistol that I am considering buying. I wanted to carry it for a day or two to test its size and comfortability.

My concern is that if I had to use it, would I be breaking the law. I don't want to take any risks.


Not legal unless you transfer it via an FFL first.


Yep. You cannot simply borrow a gun from a friend under current WA law.

Thanks, 594 assholes! :wavey:

Re: Com law question

Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:37 pm

If you get caught, you would have standing to say the law violates your second amendment rights.

Re: Com law question

Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:20 am

See, there's another (more important) question you should be asking:

How proficient are you SHOOTING the new gun?

Is this a platform you are familiar with--or are you trying on a gun for the heck of it? If you have to use that handgun, the situation is not going to allow you to say, "Hey, wait a minute...I was just trying this one out!"

While comfort is important, the single most important thing is to be EXTREMELY proficient with the gun you're carrying.
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