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Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans day to all our US veterans. We salute and thank you for all that you have done and given to keep this country free and great!

Private Firearms Sales

I wanted to write a quick blurb because I’ve recently received several questions about private transfers of firearms.

These are federal laws, I will speak a little bit to Washington State since we reside there. However these federal laws apply to everyone in every state. Your state may have more restrictive laws.

Transfer in State

It is legal at a federal level to do a private person-to-person transfer of a handgun or long gun to someone living in your state. I highly recommend (and some states may require it) that you fill out the states private transfer documents, as there are no federal documents required. (Click here for Washington State Form) This is only to protect you as the original owner, as the ATF or FBI through dealers may only track to you as the last weapon owner, a private state form would allow them to see proof you sold/gave the weapon to another person living in your state.

Its actually legal to ship a long gun person-to-person inside state borders without a dealer involved, however UPS and FEDEX usually will not allow it. USPS does however. It is NOT legal to ever ship a handgun in state without dealer involvement. Safest mode? Have your local FFL help you do any shipping of any firearms.

Transfer across State Lines

It is a felony to both the seller and the buyer to sell, give or transfer any long or hand gun to a person living in another state without dealer involvement. The only exception to this law is if the firearm in question was bequested (will’d) to the person in the other state. You can then transfer the firearm to them. I would keep that very well documented, or just do it through a dealer for safe measure.

So remember if you want to give/sell your any gun to someone living in another state, even a relative, you must involve a dealer in that transaction. It is a felony not to do so.

Antique or Curios Relic firearms are exempt from this law.

It is legal to temporary “Loan” or “rent” a firearm to a person of another state for temporary use.

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Silencers Legal to use/own in WA State

I updated my article on Silencers due to a change I didn’t notice even happened in April of this year. House Bill 1016 signed in by the house and the senate of washington this year legalizes the use over silenced weapons. This is a great change in Washingtons usual conservative view on firearms ownership. You still need a Class 3 dealer to do the transfer for you as the federal government considers these Type 2 items. This will require a $200 SOT fee to the BATF as well as the dealer transfer fees, plus WA state tax. Type 2 weapons also require fingerprints and a 2×2 photo be attached to every transfer document. So if you are prepared and have the cash its now legal to get one.

If you already have one, or moved into state already owning one, you are all set, its legal to have on your gun now.

HB Change: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Law%202011/1016.SL.pdf
Eaglefirearms Article: http://eaglefirearms.com/?page_id=9

Conceal Carry in 34+ states anyone?

[New update 5.27.2012] on how to add the state of Arizona and pick up 3 more states coming soon, i should have my AZ in a few weeks.

How would you like to be able to legally conceal carry in over 34 states nationwide? Washington and Oregon residence in the Portland/Vancouver general regions listen up! By correctly obtaining specific out of state permits you can use their reciprocal agreements as well as “general accepted” overlap between states to increase your ability to carry concealed in more locations.

As a concealed handgun permit holder you should really try to ensure that you have a permit to carry in all states that touch your border. For me in Washington I really wanted Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming where I tend to travel a lot…but the more states the merrier right?

Recently I met Larry Raglione at CFP Utah. Larry is a 30+ year police officer and has numerous training certifications and licenses for the BCI, NRA, etc… Larry and his partners are licensed instructors for numerous states to offer the training classes required to get resident and non-resident conceal carry permits in numerous states. Larry travels around and offers these courses out of places like Wholesale Sports, and various locations. He will even do a private training if you and 10 or more friends are interested.

Here’s what I did. I attended Larrys class recently at Wholesale Sports and in a few hours he had not only walked me and 10 others through the required training class but he helped complete all the paperwork, passport photos and fingerprinting so that I can obtain my Florida and Utah non-resident conceal carry permits. Now, I already have Oregon’s and Washingtons but part of the class I was in includes Oregon for Washington residents.

Was it worth it? Absolutely. Not only is Larry an entertaining, well educated and fun instructor, but they provide and help complete all the required paperwork in the states you chose to apply in. This was key for me and well worth the money.

You can visit CFP UTah’s web site at http://www.cfputah.com/ and see where Larry and his partners are next offering classes.

I’ve mailed off my applications and now its the waiting game, but once I receive my permits I will be able to legally carry in all of the states listed below in BLUE.
Pretty cool, why aren’t you doing it?

Carry States


As for Nevada, which I’d like to obtain, they now allow non-resident permits however they require that you attend the required class within the state of Nevada, this prevents people like Larry and folks from offering it as well. Sounds like a good excuse to take a trip to Las Vegas! As for California, just forget it. They are one of the worst as a non-resident just plan on never having CA.

Open

Yes we are open for business. Like always, private sales and transfers only. New customers must be referrals from existing customer base. Please contact us at: sales@eaglefirearms.com

Internet Movie Firearms Database

Very cool, had to share:

http://www.imfdb.org/index.php/Main_Page

Olympia Considering End to Department of Fish & Wildlife

This is a re-post of an email from the NRA-ILA notifications I get. Interesting stuff.

The Senate budget released this week would zero out the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) budget and transfer all WDFW functions to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in a merger of the two agencies. Further, it would reduce by $10.5 million the amount spent on the functions that have been handled by WDFW.

To those involved in the shooting sports, the net result of such a transfer of authority would likely be devastating. Gun owners and sportsmen have been fighting DNR for years with regard to shooting and hunting on DNR land. Leadership in DNR is, at best, indifferent to the interests of sportsmen and, more likely, hostile and antagonistic.

The majority of hunters and sportsmen in Washington State agreed last year to surcharges on their licenses to keep important WDFW functions in place. Every hunting (and fishing) program and every dedicated fund is at risk for reduction or termination. Sportsmen’s support of the department could be wiped out if the Senate Budget is allowed to advance with the merger language in it.

It is critical that hunters and sportsmen contact the members of the Senate Ways & Means Committee immediately! Tell them to OPPOSE THE MERGER OF WDFW INTO DNR! Please leave messages for your Senator and Representatives, as well.

Following are the email addresses for the 22 members of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, including Senator Rodney Tom who is the author of the merger effort:

State Senator Margarita Prentice (Chair) – prentice.margarita@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Karen Fraser (Vice-Chair, Capital Budget) – fraser.karen@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Rodney Tom (Vice Chair, Operating Budget) – tom.rodney@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Joseph Zarelli (Ranking Minority) – zarelli.joseph@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Dale Brandland – brandland.dale@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Mike Carrell – carrell.michael@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Darlene Fairley – fairley.darlene@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Mike Hewitt – hewitt.mike@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Steve Hobbs – hobbs.steve@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Jim Honeyford – honeyford.jim@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Karen Keiser – keiser.karen@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Adam Kline – kline.adam@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles – kohl-welles.jeanne@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Joe McDermott – mcdermott.joe@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Ed Murray – murray.edward@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Eric Oemig – oemig.eric@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Linda Evans Parlette – parlette.linda@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Cheryl Pflug – pflug.cheryl@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Craig Pridemore – pridemore.craig@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Debbie Regala – regala.debbie@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Phil Rockefeller – rockefeller.phil@leg.wa.gov
State Senator Mark Schoesler – schoesler.mark@leg.wa.gov

Turnout heavy in opposition to WA ‘assault weapon’ bill

Just cross-linking this article for those of you tracking the new “assualt weapon” ban bill in Washington State. If you actually read this bill is the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen in a long time, its so much more than an assault weapon ban..and they can’t even define assault weapon properly.

http://www.examiner.com/x-4525-Seattle-Gun-Rights-Examiner~y2010m1d26-Turnout-heavy-in-opposition-to-WA-assault-weapon-bill-Bellevue-police-chief-plays-politics

[Bill 6396]