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WA State - No Guns Allowed Sign?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by ccw_steve, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. ccw_steve

    ccw_steve New Member

    May 28, 2009
    Kent, WA
    I apologize in advance if there have been threads that covered this topic before...i've used the search feature and haven't found anything to answer my questions.

    It is my understanding that in WA State the only private business you CANNOT legally carry in is a business that is off limits to minors (bars, anyplace exclusively serving alcohol, etc). I haven't seen anything that says if a business has a "No Guns Allowed" type of sign, you are not allowed to carry.

    A long time ago, I heard there was a specific sign that WA State businesses had to post to make it illegal for anyone (including CCW's) to carry. However, I haven't read anything about this in the law.

    I went into a restaurant the other day that had a posted sign declaring concealed carry was off limits because the restaurant sold alcohol...yet it WAS legal for folks under 21 to be in the restaurant. So, is it really illegal to carry in that restaurant?
  2. deadin

    deadin Senior Member

    Jul 13, 2005
    Ocean Shores, WA
  3. Dr. Fresh

    Dr. Fresh Active Member

    Jul 21, 2008
    There is no such law in Washington. The most they can do is tell you to leave. Inform them that the sign should be placed at the entrance to the bar area and not the entrance to the restaurant.
  4. SCKimberFan

    SCKimberFan Participating Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    South of the Mason-Dixon Line
    Google is your friend. Google: Washington Concealed Carry Laws.
  5. NavyLCDR

    NavyLCDR member

    Dec 14, 2005
    Stanwood, WA
    That PART of the establishment that is posted over 21 is the part that is off limits, not the whole establishment.

    RCW 9.41.300
    Weapons prohibited in certain places — Local laws and ordinances — Exceptions — Penalty.

    (1) It is unlawful for any person to enter the following places when he or she knowingly possesses or knowingly has under his or her control a weapon:
    (d) That portion of an establishment classified by the state liquor control board as off-limits to persons under twenty-one years of age; or

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