Chapter 6A.22


6A.22.010    Chapter 9.41 RCW – Adopted.

6A.22.020    Discharging air guns.

6A.22.030    Disposal of forfeited firearms.

6A.22.010 Chapter 9.41 RCW – Adopted.

Chapter 9.41 RCW is adopted by reference as though fully set forth in this chapter with all subsequent amendments to said Chapter 9.41 RCW. (Ord. 2652 § 35, 1986)

6A.22.020 Discharging air guns.

(1) It is unlawful for any person to discharge an air gun.

(2) As used in this section, the words “air gun” mean and include the following: air gun, air pistol, air rifle, BB gun, or other gun of any kind designed or modified 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 25 feet with sufficient force to damage property, or inflict injury upon persons or animals.

(3) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to paint balls or paint ball guns when used and operated by a business licensed by the city for such purpose.

(4) A violation of this provision may result in the issuance of a notice of infraction or citation for an infraction and shall be punishable by a fine with a base penalty of $100.00, in addition to any statutory assessments as provided in the Revised Code of Washington. (Ord. 2004-39 § 2, 2004; Ord. 2004-33 § 4; Ord. 2001-19 § 1)

6A.22.030 Disposal of forfeited firearms.

(1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3) of this section, all firearms that come into the possession of Wenatchee police department after June 30, 1993, that are judicially forfeited under RCW 9.41.098 and no longer needed for evidence, or forfeited due to a failure to make a claim under RCW 63.32.010 or 63.40.010, may be disposed of by the Wenatchee police department in its discretion as follows:

(a) Retained for agency use;

(b) Traded to commercial sellers;

(c) Auctioned to commercial sellers;

(d) Destroyed.

(2) All 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 shall be exempt from destruction, shall not be retained for agency use, and shall be disposed of by auction or trade to licensed dealers.

(3) All firearms that are illegal to possess, as defined in subsection (4), shall be destroyed and shall not be retained, traded or auctioned. If firearms otherwise illegal to possess may be rendered legal to possess by removal or alteration of component parts, the Wenatchee police department may, in its discretion, effect such removal or alteration, and may thereafter dispose of the firearm under subsection (1) of this section.

(4) “Firearms that are illegal to possess” means firearms that are illegal to possess as a private citizen under state or federal law.

(5) Any proceeds from the trade or auction of firearms shall be retained and used by the Wenatchee police department for police department use. (Ord. 3138 § 1, 1995)