Washington State Firearm Data

State-by-State

Year: 2018
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Washington

43
State Gun Laws
No Gun Related Suicide Data
Available for 2018
No Gun Related Homicide Data
Available for 2018

Provisions for 2018

Provision Name
Provision Description
Current Status
Provision Name
age18longgunpossess
Provision Description
No possession of long guns until age 18
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
ammlicense
Provision Description
Vendor license required to sell ammunition
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
backgroundpurge
Provision Description
State is not required to purge background check records for at least 60 days
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
ccbackground
Provision Description
Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
ccbackgroundnics
Provision Description
Concealed carry permit background check explicitly requires a check of the NICS database
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
ccrenewbackground
Provision Description
Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
ccrevoke
Provision Description
Authorities are required to revoke concealed carry permits under certain circumstances
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
danger
Provision Description
Firearm purchase/possession prohibited if person deemed by court to be danger to oneself or others
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
dealer
Provision Description
State dealer license required for sale of all firearms
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
dealerh
Provision Description
State dealer license required for handgun sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
defactoregh
Provision Description
De facto registration of handguns is in place because of a recordkeeping requirement for all handgun sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
dvro
Provision Description
State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
dvrosurrender
Provision Description
State law requires DVRO subjects to surrender their firearms
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
elementary
Provision Description
No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
exparte
Provision Description
Ex parte (temporary) DVRO subjects are automatically prohibited from possessing firearms
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
expartesurrender
Provision Description
State law requires ex parte DVRO subjects to surrender their firearms
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
felony
Provision Description
Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
gunshow
Provision Description
Background checks required for all gun show firearm sales at point of purchase
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
gunshowh
Provision Description
Background checks required for purchase of handguns at gun shows at point of purchase
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
gvro
Provision Description
The law allows a family member or law enforcement officer to initiate a procedure to confiscate firearms from any person who is deemed by a judge to represent a threat to themselves or others
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
gvrolawenforcement
Provision Description
The law allows a law enforcement officer to initiate a procedure to confiscate firearms from any person who is deemed by a judge to represent a threat to themselves or others
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
invcommitment
Provision Description
Involuntary commitment (inpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
invoutpatient
Provision Description
Involuntary commitment (outpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
mcdv
Provision Description
State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
mcdvdating
Provision Description
MCDV convictions are prohibiting if the victim is a dating partner of the offender
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
mcdvremovalallowed
Provision Description
State law allows law enforcement to remove firearms from MCDV offenders
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
mentalhealth
Provision Description
Required background checks include an explicit requirement for search of state mental health records
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
nosyg
Provision Description
No stand your ground law
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
permitconcealed
Provision Description
Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
permith
Provision Description
A license or permit is required to purchase handguns
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
permitlaw
Provision Description
Permit process involves law enforcement
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
purge
Provision Description
State is not required to purge sales records for at least 60 days after purchase
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
recordsallh
Provision Description
Record keeping and retention required for all sellers and all dealers for handgun sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
recordsdealerh
Provision Description
Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
reportallh
Provision Description
Reporting of sales records to the state required for all sellers and all dealers for handgun sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
reportdealerh
Provision Description
Reporting of sales records to the state required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
statechecks
Provision Description
State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for all firearms
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
statechecksh
Provision Description
State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for handguns
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
threedaylimit
Provision Description
Background checks for gun sales or permits have more than a three-day limit in which they must be completed
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
universal
Provision Description
Universal background checks required at point of transfer for all firearms
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
universalh
Provision Description
Universal background check required at point of transfer for handguns
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
universalpermit
Provision Description
Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all firearm sales (or universal background checks)
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
universalpermith
Provision Description
Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all handgun sales (or universal background checks)
Current Status
Current