Keeping a rifle with loaded (yet detached) mags in vehicle (WA)


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Good&Fruity
May 3, 2011, 01:13 AM
Can you keep a rifle with loaded yet detached magazines in your vehicle in Washington state? Does anyone have a link to the RCW?

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dwbender
May 3, 2011, 02:39 AM
I believe your answer is here (Item #5) along with the link:

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=77.15.460

RCW 77.15.460
Loaded firearm in vehicle Unlawful use or possession Penalty.

(1) A person is guilty of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle if:

(a) The person carries, transports, conveys, possesses, or controls a rifle or shotgun in or on a motor vehicle; and

(b) The rifle or shotgun contains shells or cartridges in the magazine or chamber, or is a muzzle-loading firearm that is loaded and capped or primed.

(2) A person is guilty of unlawful use of a loaded firearm if the person negligently shoots a firearm from, across, or along the maintained portion of a public highway.

(3) Unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle or unlawful use of a loaded firearm is a misdemeanor.

(4) This section does not apply if the person:

(a) Is a law enforcement officer who is authorized to carry a firearm and is on duty within the officer's respective jurisdiction;

(b) Possesses a disabled hunter's permit as provided by RCW 77.32.237 and complies with all rules of the department concerning hunting by persons with disabilities.

(5) For purposes of this section, a firearm shall not be considered loaded if the detachable clip or magazine is not inserted in or attached to the firearm.

Good&Fruity
May 3, 2011, 09:37 PM
Perfect, thank you very much!

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