Chapter 9.24
FIREARMS AND DANGEROUS WEAPONS

Sections:

9.24.010    Firearms and dangerous weapons — Prohibitions.

9.24.020    Unlawful use of air guns — Penalty.

9.24.025    Dangerous weapons — Use, possession, concealing, sales, manufacture.

9.24.030    Discharge of firearms prohibited.

9.24.040    Weapons prohibited on liquor sale premises.

9.24.045    Disposition of confiscated and forfeited firearms.

9.24.050    Penalty.

9.24.010 Firearms and dangerous weapons — Prohibitions.

The following statutes of the state of Washington, including any future amendments, additions thereto and repeals thereof, are adopted by reference and incorporated herein by this reference as if set forth in full:

RCW 9.41.010    Terms defined

RCW 9.41.050    Carrying pistol

RCW 9.41.060    Exception

RCW 9.41.070    Issuance of licenses to carry

RCW 9.41.075    Concealed pistol license — Revocation

RCW 9.41.080    Delivery to minors and others forbidden

RCW 9.41.090    Sales regulated — Application to purchase — Grounds for denial

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

RCW 9.41.100    Dealer licensing and registration required

RCW 9.41.110    Dealer’s licenses, by whom granted, conditions, fees — Employees, fingerprinting and background checks — Wholesale sales excepted — Permits prohibited

RCW 9.41.120    Firearms as loan security

RCW 9.41.140    Alteration of identifying marks prohibited

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 9.41.260    Dangerous exhibitions

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

RCW 9.41.300    Weapons prohibited in certain places — Local laws and ordinances — Exceptions — Penalty

RCW 77.15.460    Loaded firearm in vehicle — Unlawful use of possession — Penalty

(Ord. 2210 § 1, 2004: Ord. 1524 § 1, 1989; Ord. 1244 § 4 (part), 1985).

9.24.020 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, the words “air gun” mean and include 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. 1244 § 4 (part), 1985).

9.24.025 Dangerous weapons — Use, possession, concealing, sales, manufacture.

(a) It is unlawful for a person knowingly to:

(1) Manufacture, sell, possess, purchase or carry any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as a blackjack, slingshot, sand-club, metal knuckles, chako sticks, nunchuka, throwing stars, clubs or other similar instruments which are designed or constructed to inflict bodily injury or property damage;

(2) Manufacture, sell, possess, purchase or carry any spring blade knife, balisong knife or any knife the blade of which is automatically released by a spring mechanism or other mechanical device, or any knife having a blade which opens, or falls, or is ejected into position by the force of gravity, or by an outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement;

(3) Furtively carry with intent to conceal any dagger, dirk, pistol or other dangerous weapon; or

(4) Use any contrivance or device for suppressing the noise of any firearm.

(b) Exemptions. Subsection (a) shall not apply to the following:

(1) The possession of a nunchuka, throwing star or other martial arts weapon on the premises of a school which holds a business license and teaches the arts of self-defense;

(2) The manufacture of a nunchuka, throwing star, or other martial arts weapon for sale to, or the sale of a nunchuka, throwing star, or other martial arts weapon to a school which holds a business license and teaches the arts of self-defense;

(3) Use of batons or nunchukas authorized by the Redmond Police Department for use by law enforcement officers.

(c) Penalty. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a gross misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished as provided in subsection 9.01.050(B) of this title. (Ord. 1968 § 1, 1998; Ord. 1791 § 1, 1994; Ord. 1524 § 2, 1989).

9.24.030 Discharge of firearms prohibited.

It is unlawful for any person to discharge any firearm in the city where there is reasonable likelihood of injury to humans, domestic animals or property 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. 1261 § 1, 1985: Ord. 1244 § 4 (part), 1985).

9.24.040 Weapons prohibited on liquor sale premises.

(a) It is unlawful for anyone, on or in any portion of an establishment classified by the State Liquor Control Board as off-limits to persons under twenty-one years of age, to:

(1) Carry any rifle, shotgun or pistol, whether the person has a license or permit to carry the firearm or not, and whether the firearm is concealed or not;

(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 the weapon or instrument is concealed or not;

(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 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 the instrument or weapon is concealed or not.

(b) Exceptions: Subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to or affect the following:

(1) A person engaged in military activities sponsored by the federal or state governments, while engaged in official duties;

(2) Law enforcement personnel;

(3) Security personnel while engaged in official duties; or

(4) The proprietor of the premises or his or her employees while engaged in their employment.

(c) Warnings signs required: Signs, informing the public of the prohibitions contained herein, shall be conspicuously posted at all internal and external entrances to any area wherein the carrying of said weapons or instruments are prohibited.

Said signs shall be provided by the city to all affected places of business, and shall bear the following inscription:

“WARNING - WEAPONS PROHIBITED: It shall be unlawful for any person, other than a commissioned law enforcement officer, to enter onto this premises while carrying any of the following weapons or instruments, whether a license or permit to carry said weapon is possessed or not, and whether said weapon or instrument is concealed or not: Rifle, shotgun, pistol, knife, sword, dagger or any other cutting or stabbing instrument, having a blade longer than three inches (3"); or any razor with an unguarded blade; or any explosive; or any poison or injurious gas; or any sling shot, taser, throwing star, bow, sand club, blackjack, metal knuckles, 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; or any weapon or instrument apparently capable or producing bodily harm. Redmond Municipal Code Section 9.24.040.”

(d) Upon conviction said 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. 1261 § 2, 1985; Ord. 1244 § 4 (part), 1985).

9.24.045 Disposition of confiscated and forfeited firearms.

A. All firearms taken into the custody of the Redmond Police Department prior to July 1, 1993, shall be disposed of by the Redmond Police Department as authorized by RCW 9.41.098(2)(b).

B. All firearms taken into the custody of the Redmond Police Department after June 30, 1993 and no longer needed for evidence shall be disposed of as follows:

1. Firearms illegal for any person to possess shall be destroyed.

2. Antique firearms and firearms recognized as curios, relics, and firearms of particular historical significance by the United States Treasury Department Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms are exempt from destruction and shall be disposed of by auction or trade to licensed dealers.

3. The Redmond Police Department may retain a maximum of ten percent of legal forfeited firearms for agency use.

4. All other firearms that are judicially forfeited or forfeited due to a failure to make a claim under RCW 63.32.010 shall be destroyed. (Ord. 1849 § 1, 1995).

9.24.050 Penalty.

Unless otherwise provided, any person violating any of the provisions of hits chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished as provided in subsection 9.01.050(A) of this title. (Ord. 1968 § 2, 1998: Ord. 1261 § 3, 1985).