Chapter 9.18


9.18.010    Firearms and dangerous weapons – Prohibitions.

9.18.020    Unlawful use of air guns – Penalty.

9.18.030    Discharge of firearms prohibited.

9.18.040    Weapons prohibited on liquor sale premises.

9.18.010 Firearms and dangerous weapons – Prohibitions.

A. The following state statutes, including all future amendments, except as otherwise provided in subsection (B) of this section, are adopted by reference:

RCW 9.41.010    Terms defined.

RCW 9.41.050    Carrying pistol.

RCW 9.41.060    Exception.

RCW 9.41.080    Delivery to minors and others forbidden.

RCW 9.41.098    Forfeiture of firearms, order by courts – Return to owner – Confiscation by law enforcement officer.

RCW 9.41.100    Dealers to be licensed.

RCW 9.41.120    Certain transfers forbidden.

RCW 9.41.130    False information forbidden.

RCW 9.41.140    Alteration of identifying marks prohibited.

RCW 9.41.150    Exceptions.

RCW 9.41.170    Alien’s license to carry firearms – Exception.

RCW 9.41.230    Aiming or discharging firearms.

RCW 9.41.240    Use of firearms by minor.

RCW 9.41.250    Dangerous weapons – Evidence.

RCW 9.41.260    Dangerous exhibitions.

RCW 9.41.270    Weapons apparently capable of producing bodily harm, carrying, exhibiting, displaying or drawing unlawful – Penalty – Exceptions.

RCW 9.41.280    Students carrying dangerous weapons on school property.

B. The following provisions of the aforementioned state statutes are exempt as prohibition in the city:

1. Subsection (4) of RCW 9.41.050 as presently enacted and as hereafter may be amended. (Ord. 997 § 1, 1994: Ord. 806 § 3 (part), 1987).

9.18.020 Unlawful use of air guns – Penalty.

A. It is unlawful for any person to point or shoot an air gun at any person or property of another, or to aim or discharge such weapon in the direction of the person or residence of another, while within such range as to cause or inflict injury to the person or damage the property of another.

B. As used in this section, “air gun” means and includes the following: air gun, air pistol, air rifle, BB gun and toy or other guns of any kind or nature when so designed, contrived, modified and used to propel, by compressed air or spring-loaded plunger, any pellet, dart, hard-tipped arrow, bean, pea, BB, rock or other hard substance a distance of more than twenty-five feet with sufficient force to break windows or inflict injury upon persons or animals.

C. Any person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, in addition to any other punishment imposed by the court, the court shall direct that the weapon so used in violation of the provisions hereof be confiscated. (Ord. 806 § 3 (part), 1987).

9.18.030 Discharge of firearms prohibited.

It is a misdemeanor for any person to discharge any firearm in the city except upon a rifle or pistol firing range which has been issued a business license by the city for such purpose, provided that this prohibition does not apply to the discharge of firearms by law enforcement officers engaged in the performance of their official powers or duties. (Ord. 806 § 3 (part), 1987).

9.18.040 Weapons prohibited on liquor sale premises.

A. It is a misdemeanor for anyone, on or in any premises in the city where alcoholic beverages are dispensed by the drink to:

1. Carry any knife, sword, dagger or other cutting or stabbing instrument, with a blade of a length of three inches or more, or any razor with an unguarded blade, whether said weapon or instrument is concealed or not;

2. Carry any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as a slingshot, taser, throwing star, bow, sand club, blackjack, metal knuckles, or any stick, chain, metal pipe, bar, club or combination thereof including a device known as num-chuk sticks, or any like device having the same or similar components or parts, whether or not connected by a rope, chain or other device, or any explosive or any poison or injurious gas, or any other instrument or weapon apparently capable of producing bodily harm, whether said instrument or weapon is concealed or not.

B. It is a misdemeanor for any person to enter that portion of an establishment classified by the state liquor control board as off-limits to persons under twenty-one years of age when he or she knowingly possesses or knowingly has under his or her control a firearm;

C. Exceptions. The provisions of subsections A and B of this section shall not apply to or affect the following:

1. Any proprietor of the premises or his or her employees while engaged in their employment;

2. Any law enforcement personnel;

3. Any security personnel while engaged in official duties.

D. Upon conviction, the weapon or instrument involved may be confiscated by order of the presiding judge, and shall thereafter be disposed of in accordance with statutes or ordinances governing the disposal of confiscated or found property. (Ord. 1388 § 2 (Exh. A), 2009: Ord. 806 § 3 (part), 1987).