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Overview for Washington

Washington has a waiting period of 5 days. Unless the buyer has a concealed carry permit, then there is no waiting period. This waiting period can be extended 30 days by a sheriff or chief of police, if there are reasonable grounds for it. Examples of what are considered to be reasonable grounds are outstanding felony warrants, pending mental health proceedings, or pending criminal charges. A court may extend this farther if there are sufficient grounds for it.

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Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to Purchase No No
Open Carry Yes Yes
Concealed Carry No Yes
State Preemption of Local Restrictions Yes Yes
Firearm Registration No Partial
Owner License No No

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Offical Concealed Carry page for Washington.

Washington honors the permits of

Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina , Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah

North Dakota (Class 1 permits only)

Washington's permits are honored by

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina , Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin

North Dakota (Class 1 permits only)

Washington FAQ

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