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    Courthouse procedure

    I thought I was fairly familiar with the rcw's but is a court supposed to leave the key to the lockbox with me when I check a firearm?

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    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9.41.300

    Lockbox w/ key, or a designated official. Seattle's munc uses the later, but they give you a slip of paper that says which lockbox your gun is in.. Probly to avoid confusion.
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    I went King county courthouse in Seattle and everything went smoothly except for the officer who escorted me to the the lock box said it was against policy for me to keep the key

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardbuck90 View Post
    I went King county courthouse in Seattle and everything went smoothly except for the officer who escorted me to the the lock box said it was against policy for me to keep the key
    It may be against POLICY, but it is consistent with RCW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardbuck90 View Post
    I went King county courthouse in Seattle and everything went smoothly except for the officer who escorted me to the the lock box said it was against policy for me to keep the key
    Quote Originally Posted by Trigger Dr View Post
    It may be against POLICY, but it is consistent with RCW.
    This is What Bellingham Municipal tried with me, but after a year of simply stating what trigger Doctor said, they changed the policy. They now give me the key. They moved the boxes to a locked corridor they open but it is now consistent with state law.
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    I was at Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent last week and they kept the key. I didn't feel like making a big thing of it, but have considered mentioning it here. Hadn't gotten around to it until this thread reminded me.
    Last edited by arentol; 02-25-2012 at 03:04 AM.

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