WA State - surpressors


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rwc
January 6, 2006, 02:23 AM
Are they legal? What are the requirements for purchase or possession?
Thanks.

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Rem700SD
January 6, 2006, 05:39 AM
http://www.silencertests.com/legality.htm
hope that helps
Dan

Phil in Seattle
January 7, 2006, 04:29 AM
In WA they are legal to own, but not legal to use. Use being to put into service or action ie actually shoot through it in order to suppress the noise of a firearm.

Your best bet about how to go about buying one is to contact the manufacturer of the supressor you are interested in and find out where the nearest dealer to you that they work with is.


RCW 9.41.250
Dangerous weapons -- Penalty.

Every person who:

(1) Manufactures, sells, or disposes of or possesses any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as slung shot, sand club, or metal knuckles, or spring blade knife, or any knife the blade of which is automatically released by a spring mechanism or other mechanical device, or any knife having a blade which opens, or falls, or is ejected into position by the force of gravity, or by an outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement;

(2) Furtively carries with intent to conceal any dagger, dirk, pistol, or other dangerous weapon; or

(3) Uses any contrivance or device for suppressing the noise of any firearm,

is guilty of a gross misdemeanor punishable under chapter 9A.20 RCW.

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