Chapter 10.30


10.30.005    Adoption by reference.

10.30.010    Discharging firearms.

10.30.015    Weapons apparently capable of producing bodily harm – Unlawful carrying or handling – Penalty – Exceptions.

10.30.020    Repealed.

10.30.005 Adoption by reference.

The following provisions of the Revised Code of Washington as presently constituted or hereinafter amended are adopted by reference:


9.41.230    Aiming or discharging firearms, dangerous weapons.

9.41.250    Dangerous weapons – Penalty.

9.41.300    Weapons prohibited in certain places – Local laws and ordinances – Exceptions – Penalty.

9.91.160    Personal protection spray device.

[Ord. 2016-07-017 § 3; Ord. 2005-01-006; Ord. 2004-04-026; Ord. 2002-11-090 § 1; Ord. 10912 § 14, 1997].

10.30.010 Discharging firearms.

A. It is unlawful to discharge a firearm within the city, except at indoor rifle ranges operated in accordance with the provisions of BMC 17.20.070.

B. As used in this chapter, “firearm” means a weapon or device from which a projectile may be fired by an explosive such as gunpowder.

C. It is unlawful to shoot, or otherwise cause the discharge of, a projectile from a bow, sling shot, BB gun or other device from which a projectile may be discharged by compressed air or gas, or spring power, unless such projectile is aimed at an inanimate target and does not strike a person, bird, or animal, or land on public or private property other than property whose owner has given express permission for the discharge of the projectile on such property.

D. “Target,” for purposes of this chapter, shall mean a device specially designed for shooting or target practice, and which is of sufficient size and design to stop the movement of projectiles aimed at it.

E. “Projectile,” as used in this chapter, means an arrow, rock, BB or other solid object which is capable of striking and causing injury to a person, bird or animal if discharged from a device described in subsection (C) of this section.

F. Any violation of this section is a misdemeanor. [Ord. 2005-01-006; Ord. 10912 § 14, 1997].

10.30.015 Weapons apparently capable of producing bodily harm – Unlawful carrying or handling – Penalty – Exceptions.

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry, exhibit, display, or draw any firearm, dagger, sword, knife or other cutting or stabbing instrument, club, electronic control device, or any other weapon apparently capable of producing bodily harm, in a manner, under circumstances, and at a time and place that either manifests an intent to intimidate another or that warrants alarm for the safety of other persons.

B. Any person violating the provisions of subsection (A) of this section shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor. If any person is convicted of a violation of subsection (A) of this section, the person shall lose his or her concealed pistol license, if any. The court shall send notice of the revocation to the department of licensing, and the city, town, or county which issued the license.

C. Subsection (A) of this section shall not apply to or affect the following:

1. Any act committed by a person while in his or her place of abode or fixed place of business;

2. Any person who by virtue of his or her office or public employment is vested by law with a duty to preserve public safety, maintain public order, or to make arrests for offenses, while in the performance of such duty;

3. Any person acting for the purpose of protecting himself or herself against the use of presently threatened unlawful force by another, or for the purpose of protecting another against the use of such unlawful force by a third person;

4. Any person making or assisting in making a lawful arrest for the commission of a felony; or

5. Any person engaged in military activities sponsored by the federal or state governments.

D. In this section “electronic control device” means any electric or other conductive energy device such as a Taser or stun gun or other device designed to deliver an electronic charge or current that is apparently capable of injuring, immobilizing, or inflicting pain on an individual. [Ord. 2016-07-017 § 2].

10.30.020 Stun guns, tasers and similar devices.

Repealed by Ord. 2016-07-017. [Ord. 2005-01-006].