nosliw wrote:RCW 77.15.460:There is nothing in the pipe, just the magazine tube. I can see I'm wearing out the brass rim of each shotshell from constanting loading and extracting.
Italics mine; note it says "magazine or chamber."(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.
In addition, RCW 9.41.098 (1)(i) allows a court to order the forfeiture of a firearm "used in the commission of a felony or of a nonfelony crime in which a firearm was used or displayed," so the weapon could be conficated, and that in turn would result (under RCW 9.41.075) in the revocation of your CPL (if you have one) for a year.(3) Misdemeanor. Every person convicted of a misdemeanor defined in Title 9A RCW shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a maximum term fixed by the court of not more than ninety days, or by a fine in an amount fixed by the court of not more than one thousand dollars, or by both such imprisonment and fine.
Does that answer your question?