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    Here is a link for Washington Aliens to apply for a firearms license. US citizens do not require a license.

    http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/firearms/faalien.html

    Note the special alert at the bottom


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    Steely wrote:
    Here is a link for Washington Aliens to apply for a firearms license. US citizens do not require a license.

    http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/firearms/faalien.html

    Note the special alert at the bottom
    Special alert for alien firearms license applicants We are unable to issue alien firearms licenses at this time. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has told law enforcement agencies it is against federal law to use federal databases for background checks if the law enforcement agencies share the results with a non-criminal justice agency such as the Department of Licensing. This means law enforcement agencies cannot perform the background checks required by state law for issuing an alien firearms license. Without these background checks, we cannot complete the application process or issue alien firearms licenses.

    Thanks.

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    Why does no alien step up to the plate and take down this statute! State discrimination against resident aliens is inherently unconstitutional, as noted by the Virginia S. Ct. in striking down the ban on possession of sawed off shotguns by aliens in Sandiford v. Commonwealth (Va. 1972) ("Classifications based on alienage, like those based on nationality or race, are inherently suspect and subject to close judicial scrutiny" citingGraham v. Richardson, 403 U.S. 365, 371- 72, (1971)),available at http://www.virginia1774.org/SandifordvCommonwealth.html.

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    This seems to read that such info can't be used for any but law-enforcement purposes. So it can't be used for anything gun-related. I am sure I am confused...

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