Chapter 9.48


9.48.010    Firearms and Dangerous Weapons--Prohibitions

9.48.020    Unlawful Use of Air Guns and Archery Equipment--Penalty

9.48.030    Weapons Prohibited on Liquor Sale Premises

9.48.040    Repealed

9.48.050    Discharge of Firearms Prohibited

9.48.010 Firearms and Dangerous Weapons--Prohibitions.

The following state statutes, including all future amendments, additions or deletions, are adopted by reference:

(a)    RCW 9.41.010, Terms defined.

(b)    RCW 9.41.050, Carrying pistol.

(c)    RCW 9.41.060, Exception to restriction on carrying pistol.

(d)    RCW 9.41.098, Forfeiture of firearms, order by courts--Disposition--Confiscation by law enforcement officer.

(e)    RCW 9.41.100, Dealers to be licensed.

(f)    RCW 9.41.140, Alteration of identifying marks prohibited.

(g)    RCW 9.41.230, Aiming or discharging firearms.

(h)    RCW 9.41.240, Use of firearms by minor.

(i)    RCW 9.41.250, Dangerous weapons--Evidence.

(j)    RCW 9.41.260, Dangerous exhibitions.

(k)    RCW 9.41.270, Weapons apparently capable of producing bodily harm--Unlawful carrying or handling--Penalty--Exceptions.

(l)    RCW 9.41.280, Carrying dangerous weapons on school facilities--Penalty--Exceptions.

(m)    RCW 9.41.300, Weapons prohibited in certain places--Local laws and ordinances--Exceptions--Penalty.

(n)    RCW 9.41.810, Penalties. (Ord. 873, Sec. 11, 2012; Ord. 448, Sec. 3, 1994)

9.48.020 Unlawful Use of Air Guns and Archery Equipment--Penalty.

(a)    It is unlawful for any person to point or shoot an air gun or archery equipment 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 but is not limited to the following; air gun, air pistol, air rifle, pellet, paintball, BB gun and toy or other guns of any kind or nature when so designed, contrived, modified and used to propel, by compressed air, spring-loaded plunger, or any other means, any pellet, dart, hard-tipped arrow, bean, pea, BB, rock or other hard substance a distance of more than 25 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, and shall thereafter be disposed of in accordance with statutes or ordinances governing the disposal of confiscated or found weapons.

(d)    Nothing in this code section prevents a use otherwise permitted under Lake Stevens Municipal Code. (Ord. 873, Sec. 11, 2012; Ord. 624, Sec. 1, 2001; Ord. 448, Sec. 3, 1994)

9.48.030 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 in any manner any firearm, rifle or handgun, whether such person has a license or permit to carry such firearm or not, and whether such firearm is concealed or not; or

(2)    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 such weapon or instrument is concealed or not; or

(3)    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 numchuk 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 such instrument or weapon is concealed or not.

(b)    The provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to or affect the following:

(1)    Any lawful act committed by a person while in his or her fixed place of business; or

(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, whether during regular duty hours or not; or

(3)    Any person making or assisting in making a lawful arrest for the commission of a felony.

(c)    Upon conviction, the weapon or instrument involved may be confiscated by order of the court and shall thereafter be disposed of in accordance with statutes or ordinances governing the disposal of confiscated or found property. (Ord. 873, Sec. 11, 2012)

9.48.040 Firearms prohibited in certain places; exceptions; penalty.

Repealed by Ord. 873.

9.48.050 Discharge of Firearms Prohibited.

(a)    It is unlawful for any person to knowingly discharge a firearm within the City.

(b)    The provisions of this section do not apply to:

(1)    Law enforcement personnel; or

(2)    Security or military personnel while engaged in official duties;

(3)    A person utilizing a properly licensed instructional, membership and/or commercial shooting range.

(c)    Any person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 873, Sec. 11, 2012; Ord. 448, Sec. 3, 1994)