I have Washington state Concealed Pistol License (CPL). I think just about everyone from WA over 21 on this board does, if only for three reasons:
- Washington state law prohibits carrying/transporting a loaded handgun in a vehicle unless you have a CPL.
- When purchasing a handgun from an FFL, the CPL can substitute for a state background check, allowing the FFL to waive the five-day waiting period.
- Even if you prefer not to buy your firearms from an FFL, and instead restrict yourself to private transactions, a CPL serves as handy way of demonstrating to a seller that you are not legally ineligible to own a firearm.