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

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Good&Fruity, May 3, 2011.

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  1. Good&Fruity

    Good&Fruity Member

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    Can you keep a rifle with loaded yet detached magazines in your vehicle in Washington state? Does anyone have a link to the RCW?
     
  2. dwbender

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    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.
     
  3. Good&Fruity

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    Perfect, thank you very much!
     
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