Chapter 9.20
FIREARMS, DANGEROUS WEAPONS, EXPLOSIVES

Sections:

9.20.010    Setting spring gun – No injury – Penalty.

9.20.020    Penalties for some provisions adopted by reference.

9.20.030    Weapons – Intoxicated persons – Places where liquor consumed.

9.20.040    Throwing stars and chako sticks.

9.20.050    Discharge of firearms – Abatement of nuisance by City.

9.20.900    Statutes incorporated by reference.

9.20.010 Setting spring gun – No injury – Penalty.

Every person who shall set a so-called trap, spring pistol, rifle or other deadly weapon; provided, that no injury results therefrom to any human being, shall be punishable by imprisonment in jail for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than $1,000, or by both. (RCW 9.41.190[1]) [Ord. 1547, 1986.]

9.20.020 Penalties for some provisions adopted by reference.

For violations of the provisions of Chapter 9.41 RCW, adopted by reference herein, the penalties shall be as follows:

A. Violations of RCW 9.41.250, Dangerous Weapons – Evidence; RCW 9.41.270, Weapons Apparently Capable of Producing Bodily Harm – Carrying, Exhibiting, Displaying or Drawing Unlawful – Penalty – Exceptions; and RCW 9.41.280, Students Carrying Dangerous Weapons on School Premises – Penalties – Exceptions shall be punishable by imprisonment in jail for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by both.

B. Violations of each and every other provision and section of Chapter 9.41 RCW, adopted by reference herein, shall be punishable by imprisonment in jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $1,000, or by both. [Ord. 1547, 1986.]

9.20.030 Weapons – Intoxicated persons – Places where liquor consumed.

A. Any person other than the owner or manager approved as such by the Liquor Control Board who has in his possession or within his immediate physical control a deadly weapon while in an establishment where liquor or alcoholic beverages are served as a consumer thereof, or while under the influence of or affected by the use of intoxicating liquor or drugs as defined in RCW 46.61.506, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, but this section shall not apply in the former case to customers partaking of alcoholic beverages with a meal and while seated, nor in the latter case to a person in his own residence.

B. The proprietor of all establishments where liquor or alcoholic beverages are consumed on the premises must advise patrons of the requirements of this section. A conspicuous sign stating “No Weapons Allowed” or other sign approved by the Chief of Police and indicating this section is sufficient notice. No notice needs to be given or posted in the dining area of an establishment with a separate lounge.

C. “Deadly weapon” means any explosive or loaded or unloaded firearm or fixed blade, cutting or stabbing instrument, and includes any other weapon, device, instrument, article, or substance as defined in this section, which, under the circumstances in which it is used, attempted to be used, or threatened to be used, is readily capable of causing death or serious bodily injury. [Ord. 1547, 1986; Ord. 1519 § 1, 1985; Ord. 1364 § 1, 1982; Ord. 1235 § 3, 1979: RCW 9.42.271.]

9.20.040 Throwing stars and chako sticks.

It is unlawful for any person to possess or have within an area of dominion and control throwing stars and chako sticks. For the purpose of this section, chako sticks are defined as an instrument consisting of two or more sticks, clubs, bars or rods to be used as handles, connected by rope, cord, wire or chain, in the design of a weapon used in connection with the practice of a system of self-defense, such as karate. In addition, for the purpose of this section, throwing stars are defined as an instrument consisting of a metal plate having three or more radiating points with one or more sharp edges and designed in the shape of a polygon, trefoil, cross, star, diamond or other geometric shape for use as a weapon.

The provisions relating to the possession of chako sticks or throwing stars should not apply to or affect regularly employed members of clubs and associations organized for the practice, instruction, or demonstration of self-defense arts involving chako sticks or throwing stars, while such members are at, or are going to and from their place of residence, a practice session, an instruction session, a demonstration or place of repair or while such members are going from the place of purchase, providing that chako sticks or throwing stars are in a carrying case in the possession of the owner. [Ord. 1568 § 1, 1986.]

9.20.050 Discharge of firearms – Abatement of nuisance by City.

Notwithstanding the provisions of RCW 9.41.230, incorporated by reference pursuant to SMC 9.20.900, employees and agents of the City expressly authorized by the City Manager, or his designee, may discharge firearms, air guns, or other City-authorized weapons, to abate any public nuisance authorized pursuant to SMC 8.16.095 regarding depredating birds, in that area or areas designated as abatement zones by the City Manager or his designee. [Ord. 2073 § 3, 2004.]

9.20.900 Statutes incorporated by reference.

The following statutes are incorporated in this chapter by reference:

RCW

9.41.010    Terms Defined

9.41.030    Being Armed – Prima Facie Evidence of Intent

9.41.050    Carrying Pistol

9.41.060    Exception to Restriction on Carrying Pistol

9.41.070    Issue of License to Carry – Fee – Revocation – Renewal

9.41.080    Delivery to Minors or Others Forbidden

9.41.090    Commercial Sales Regulated

9.41.093    Exemptions

9.41.095    Denial of Application – Appeal

9.41.097    Supplying Information on Persons Purchasing Pistols or Applying for Concealed Pistol Licenses

9.41.098    Forfeiture of Firearms, Order by Courts – Return to Owner, Compensation by Law Enforcement Officer

9.41.100    Dealers to be Licensed

9.41.110    Dealer’s Licenses, by Whom Granted and Conditions Thereof – Wholesale Sales Excepted – Permits Prohibited

9.41.120    Certain Transfers Forbidden

9.41.130    False Information Forbidden

9.41.140    Alteration of Identifying Marks – Exceptions

9.41.150    Exemptions

9.41.160    Penalty

9.41.170    Alien’s License to Carry Firearms – Exception

9.41.185    Coyote Getters

9.41.230    Aiming or Discharging Firearms

9.41.240    Use of Firearms by Minor – Aiding or Permitting Violation

9.41.250    Dangerous Weapons – Evidence

9.41.260    Dangerous Exhibitions

9.41.270    Weapons Apparently Capable of Producing Bodily Harm – Carrying, Exhibiting, Displaying or Drawing Unlawful – Penalty – Exceptions

9.41.280    Students Carrying Dangerous Weapons on School Premises – Exceptions

9.41.300    Firearms Prohibited in Certain Places, Local Laws and Ordinances – Exceptions – Penalty

70.74.010    Definitions – Washington State Explosives Act

70.74.290    Keeping Explosives Unlawfully

70.74.295    Abandonment of Explosives

70.74.310    Gas Bombs, Explosives, Stink Bombs, Etc.

77.16.250    Loaded Firearms in Vehicles

77.16.260    Shooting Firearms from Public Highway

[Ord. 1547, 1986; Ord. 1519 § 1, 1985.]