Dave_pro2a wrote:Silencers are fine in this state as are DD's and AOW's I have had all three no problems in this state. Short barreled shotguns are not destructive devices they are SBS's. SBS's are illegal in this state but AOW's (which include short barreled shotguns with a pistol grip but nota stock) are perfectly OK. DD's are such things as M203 gernade launchers (Like the one I owned ). As for silencers, the law only restricts the useof homemade or implemented contrivances or devices for muffling the sound of a firearm, IMO this does not include properly registered and legally owned silencers. If it did there would need to be an exception for LEO's to allow them to use their silencers. As there is no such exception it would suggest that no such exception was necessary in the first place as LEO's don't use Contrivances or implemented devices to silence a firearm they use legal silencers. So as long as you aren't threading a pop bottle onto the end of your gun or shooting through a pillow you should be fine. IANALJust curious:
If the WA Constitution is regarded as having stronger gun rights language than the Federal Constitution... how on earth did WA do away with machine gun and silencers?
Any hope of ever getting MG ownership back in WA?
Any hope of being able to actually use silencers in WA?
It's my understanding that Destructive Devices are also illegal: i.e. a short barrel shotgun.
How did this happen when we have a 'strong' Constitutional right to firearms in WA.