I was looking at this thread
and I realized all the replies addressed other states, I have been thinking
about getting a job in the great north woods, (working as a cook for a spell).
So how about it WA guys? How do you carry on bikes and such?
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July 17, 2008, 02:21 PM
I have an IWB holster with thumb strap retention. I built a bracket inside my saddlebag so that I can slip holster and all off my belt and slide the clip over the bracket in my saddlebag. The saddlebag locks so I can leave it in there while visiting places that are restricted. I can kneel down next to the bike and stash or retrieve it very discreetly.
July 17, 2008, 02:34 PM
I had to edit to clarify, I meant rifles:o
July 21, 2008, 09:20 PM
Are there any WA members who can intelligently answer a simple question?
That is, how can a person legally carry a rifle on a motorcycle in Washington State?
July 22, 2008, 02:35 AM
I live in WA, and my understanding is that you can carry it unloaded, just like in a car.
Right Wing Wacko
July 22, 2008, 03:56 AM
I've never seen anything that is specific for motorcycles, but some of the horse rifle scabbards, and other rifle/shotgun cases can be modified.
A motorcycle is a vehicle, and therefore as long as the rifle is unloaded you should be ok legally. The problem will be when you reach your destination. How are you going to lock it up such that someone else doesn't grab the rifle and wander off with it.
July 23, 2008, 01:11 AM
Anarchris, I realize you are in WA, but in Clarksville TN I used to carry my rifle on a sling on my back fully visable to all and had no trouble, of course, there were usually a couple of dead groundhogs strapped to the rear of the seat. Yeah, I know, WA ain't TN.
July 23, 2008, 01:17 AM
Yeah, since its not TN he can't cook the groundhogs.
I kid I kid.
July 23, 2008, 02:07 PM
In Texas you can carry a rifle openly anywhere you can carry a gun legally. I carried my AR on a sling across my back barrel down. It has a shorter barrel and so did not impede my riding. Since it was Texas I never got any funny looks.
July 23, 2008, 04:48 PM
WDFW is wrong, gun laws in WA are set by the state, so you won't have to worry about local ordinances.
Well here's some info about what laws local govt can do:
(2) Cities, towns, counties, and other municipalities may enact laws and ordinances:
(a) Restricting the discharge of firearms in any portion of their respective jurisdictions where there is a reasonable likelihood that humans, domestic animals, or property will be jeopardized. Such laws and ordinances shall not abridge the right of the individual guaranteed by Article I, section 24 of the state Constitution to bear arms in defense of self or others; and
(b) Restricting the possession of firearms in any stadium or convention center, operated by a city, town, county, or other municipality, except that such restrictions shall not apply to:
(i) Any pistol in the possession of a person licensed under RCW 9.41.070 or exempt from the licensing requirement by RCW 9.41.060; or
(ii) Any showing, demonstration, or lecture involving the exhibition of firearms.
(3)(a) Cities, towns, and counties may enact ordinances restricting the areas in their respective jurisdictions in which firearms may be sold, but, except as provided in (b) of this subsection, a business selling firearms may not be treated more restrictively than other businesses located within the same zone. An ordinance requiring the cessation of business within a zone shall not have a shorter grandfather period for businesses selling firearms than for any other businesses within the zone.
(b) Cities, towns, and counties may restrict the location of a business selling firearms to not less than five hundred feet from primary or secondary school grounds, if the business has a storefront, has hours during which it is open for business, and posts advertisements or signs observable to passersby that firearms are available for sale. A business selling firearms that exists as of the date a restriction is enacted under this subsection (3)(b) shall be grandfathered according to existing law.