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    I am planning on moving to washington, but currently have an "assault rifle."

    Would someone mind outlining Washington State's Assault Weapon laws, or list some websites with information?

    Thank You

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    If it's not full auto, you should be fine.

    Look up RCW 9.41, go over the chapter. It's WA firearms laws. You should familiarize yourself with them, and if you stay on this forum, you can't help but do so.

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    As mentioned, no full auto firearms.

    Also, no short-barreled rifles or shotguns.

    "Any Other Weapons", Destructive Devices, and Sound Suppressors ("silencers") are legal, but sound suppressors are illegal to "use" on a firearm. Yes, that is a stupid law.

    As far as what California or NY consider "Assault Rifles", WA makes no such distinction, nor has any laws regarding such.
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    just_a_car wrote:

    "Any Other Weapons", Destructive Devices, and Sound Suppressors ("silencers") are legal, but sound suppressors are illegal to "use" on a firearm. Yes, that is a stupid law.
    I agree dumb law, but a guy at a gun show pointed out to me that you can own it here travel to a state that doesn't outlaw it and use them there. Still retarded but at least we have that oppurtunity.
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    just_a_car wrote:
    Also, no short-barreled rifles or shotguns.
    Wait... This is first I am hearing of this. As long as you have your tax stamp you are fine?

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    David.Car wrote:
    just_a_car wrote:
    Also, no short-barreled rifles or shotguns.
    Wait... This is first I am hearing of this. As long as you have your tax stamp you are fine?
    Not able to own in Washington. ATF will not issue to someone in or moving to WA

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    Lax5 wrote:
    I am planning on moving to washington, but currently have an "assault rifle."

    Would someone mind outlining Washington State's Assault Weapon laws, or list some websites with information?

    Thank You
    There are none.
    If you have a federally registered NFA item things are different, but for a so-called semi auto "assault rifle" there is no problem. Also see the FAQ's number 16 and 17.

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    Maybe we can help a bit more specific to your case if you tell us more about what your weapon is and why you call it an "Assault Weapon?"

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    holepoker wrote:
    David.Car wrote:
    just_a_car wrote:
    Also, no short-barreled rifles or shotguns.
    Wait... This is first I am hearing of this. As long as you have your tax stamp you are fine?
    Not able to own in Washington. ATF will not issue to someone in or moving to WA
    1. Guess you learn something every day...

    2. BOOOOOO!!!!

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    In WA, you can not have a SBR or an attached supressor. That is basically it. You can have all the other goodies like pistol grip, flash supressor, collapsible stock, and detachable mags. Also there is no round limit in mags here.

    BTW in WA, you can have a AOW shotgun. Like this one:



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    You can have an attached suppressor. You just can't *use* it.

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    sv_libertarian wrote:
    You can have an attached suppressor. You just can't *use* it.
    +1.

    In other words, once you utilize a device or contrivance to suppress the noise of a firearm, you have committed a gross misdemeanor via RCW 9.41.250 (2)(c).

    Now, oddly enough, there's no exemption for LEO or military built into that code. That's Agent47's (pretty valid) argument that it's supposed to be for non-registered sound suppressors, like pop bottles or the like. Though I think he has a strong argument, I certainly wouldn't want to be a test case.
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