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    Hi there, y'all~

    We are a'movin' from Kalifornia to Washington and had a few gun-related questions:

    -Is there any required government record of sale of firearms at Washington gun shows?

    -Must private firearms sales go thru a 'licensed gun dealer?'

    -Must rifles be registered?

    Thanks so much for your help!
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    arby wrote:
    Hi there, y'all~

    We are a'movin' from Kalifornia to Washington and had a few gun-related questions:

    -Is there any required government record of sale of firearms at Washington gun shows?

    Only if buying from a dealer. Not for private sales.

    -Must private firearms sales go thru a 'licensed gun dealer?'

    No, if buyer and seller are both WA residents.

    -Must rifles be registered?

    No, and pistols don't need to be registered, either.

    Thanks so much for your help!
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    arby wrote:
    Hi there, y'all~

    We are a'movin' from Kalifornia to Washington and had a few gun-related questions:
    Kewl, "normal" Kalifornians are always welcome up here.

    -Is there any required government record of sale of firearms at Washington gun shows?
    Nope

    -Must private firearms sales go thru a 'licensed gun dealer?'
    Nope
    -Must rifles be registered?
    Nope. Suggest first thing you do up here when you get settled is rush to your nearest gun store, buy an AK-47 and as many hi cap mags as you can afford. Put a folding stock on it, and any other "evil features" you desire. If you can afford a .50 BMG rifle instead I am super jealous.
    Thanks so much for your help!
    arby <><

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    Thanks, everyone! That is great.

    Kalifornia just lost a few more taxpayers . . . :P We are sooo looking forward to the move.

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    I am a Kalifornia transplant too, Uncle Sam dropped me off here and i absolutely love it !!! - this is where i should have been all along. I wish i had found this forum long time ago.

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    If you want, come down to Olympia sometime and we can get coffee.

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    OK, for clarification . . . if I go to a gun store any gun purchased would have to be registered and a permit must be shown -- but not if done through a private party?

    Thanks again for the warm welcome!
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    Not registered. Just the instant NICS check and as long as you pass, you are good. (If you don't have a valid CPL for this state, there is a 3 day wait on handguns. CPL is $60, no test, and good for 5 years)

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    No if you go to a gun store you give them money and they give you a gun. If you don't have a valid carry permit yet there is a 5 day waiting period on handguns per federal law.

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    No permit required to buy from a gun store. Just a waiting period if you don't have the CPL.

    None of the applies to private sales.
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    sv_libertarian wrote:
    No if you go to a gun store you give them money and they give you a gun. If you don't have a valid carry permit yet there is a 5 day waiting period on handguns per federal law.
    Not sure about that being a federal law. In Georgia, if your NICS check was clean, all they needed was a copy of your drivers license and you were on your way with a gun. There was no waiting period.

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    The waiting period for handguns is not federal law, it's WA state.

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    kparker wrote:
    The waiting period for handguns is not federal law, it's WA state.
    And it is 5 days, not 3 as one poster replied. Of course with a CPL it is "Cash and Carry"

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    Handguns, purchased from a licensed dealer, are registered with the state, via the "blue forms." Long guns (rifles, shotguns) are not.

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