sudden valley gunner wrote:EDIT: Since you said you do not have a CPL you will need to carry your firearm unloaded andin a secure wrapper or opaque case.I am planning ahead for the warmer months. Does anyone know the legality of open carry on a motorcycle or do I have to hide it while I ride. I dont like to have the saddle or tank bags all the time. When I was a teenager a friend and I would carry our rifles on a sling on Whidbey Island, the sherrif's didn't mind but it used to irritate the coupeville cops. Oh and I don't have a concealed permit yet, either.
Washington state treats a motorcycle just like any other motor vehicle when it comes to firearms. You'll need a CPL to carry a loaded pistol or revolveropenly or concealed on your motorcycle. You can not legally carry a loaded rifle or shotgun on your bike even with a valid CPL.
If you have a CPL you can carry open or concealed in a vehicle (or on your motorcycle as it were).