Chapter 9.36


9.36.010    Discharging firearms.

9.36.020    Carrying pistol or other concealed weapon.

9.36.010 Discharging firearms.

Every person who fires or discharges any firearm, air compression rifle or pistol, or any other missile-propelling device within the limits of the City, without first having obtained permission of the Chief of Police to do so, is guilty of a misdemeanor. This section shall not apply to Police and other Peace Officers in the lawful discharge of their duty. (Ord. 157 § 10.1, 1976)

9.36.020 Carrying pistol or other concealed weapon.

A. No person shall carry a pistol in any vehicle unless it is unloaded or carry a pistol concealed on his person, except in his place of abode or fixed place of business, without a license therefor as provided in RCW 9.41.070. Carrying a pistol is a gross misdemeanor.

B. No person shall carry concealed upon his person any knife (other than an ordinary pocket knife), or any dirk or dagger, slingshot or metal knuckles or sap, or any instrument by the use of which injury could be inflicted upon the person or property of another. Carrying a concealed weapon is a gross misdemeanor.

C. The Municipal Judge, as part of the fine and penalty imposed under this section, shall have power to and is authorized, in the exercise of his discretion, to order that any such weapon taken from any person convicted of a violation of this section be forfeited to the City.

D. The provisions above shall not apply to:

1. Marshals, sheriffs, prison or jail wardens or their deputies, policemen or other Law Enforcement Officers;

2. Members of the Army, Navy or Marine Corps of the United States or of the National Guard or organized reserves when on duty;

3. Regularly enrolled members of any organization duly authorized to purchase or receive such weapons from the United States or from this state;

4. Regularly enrolled members of clubs organized for the purpose of target shooting or modern and antique firearm collecting or to individual hunters; provided, that such members are at, or are going to or from their places of target practice, or their collector’s gun shows and exhibits, or are on a hunting, camping or fishing trip;

5. Officers or employees of the United States duly authorized to carry a concealed pistol;

6. Any person engaged in the business of manufacturing, repairing or dealing in firearms or the agent or representative of any such person having in his possession, using or carrying a pistol in the usual or ordinary course of such business;

7. Any person while carrying a pistol unloaded and in a secure wrapper from the place of purchase to his home or place of business or to a place of repair or back to his home or place of business or in moving from one place of abode or business to another. (Ord. 195 § 6, 1978; Ord. 157 § 10.2, 1976)