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    Was down at the Seattle Waterfront Park yesterday and saw signs indicating lots 'o infractions, with one of them of no firearms. Is this new (a la the Mayor), or is this a pre-empted city code, or was I breakin' the law? My search here says pre-emption, but I am not as clear on WA code as the lot of you.

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    Ron



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    It's preempted city code.

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    Ron,

    Should be covered by state preemption RCW 9.41.290

    The state of Washington hereby fully occupies and preempts the entire field of firearms regulation within the boundaries of the state, including the registration, licensing, possession, purchase, sale, acquisition, transfer, discharge, and transportation of firearms, or any other element relating to firearms or parts thereof, including ammunition and reloader components. Cities, towns, and counties or other municipalities may enact only those laws and ordinances relating to firearms that are specifically authorized by state law, as in RCW 9.41.300, and are consistent with this chapter. Such local ordinances shall have the same penalty as provided for by state law. Local laws and ordinances that are inconsistent with, more restrictive than, or exceed the requirements of state law shall not be enacted and are preempted and repealed, regardless of the nature of the code, charter, or home rule status of such city, town, county, or municipality.
    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=9.41.290

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