Maybee i read this wrong but wont this also make assisted opening knifes illeagal?
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Well, at least he admits that he possibly read it wrong. The text of the bill can be seen here. But suffice it to say that RCW 9.41.250 will be amended to add the following:
unless the suppressor is legally registered and possessed in accordance with federal law
When laws are amended, they underline additions, strike out removals. Section 9.41.250 currently reads:
(1) Every person who:
(a) Manufactures, sells, or disposes of or possesses any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as slung shot, sand club, or metal knuckles, or spring blade 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;
(b) Furtively carries with intent to conceal any dagger, dirk, pistol, or other dangerous weapon; or
(c) Uses any contrivance or device for suppressing the noise of any firearm,
is guilty of a gross misdemeanor punishable under chapter 9A.20 RCW.
(2) Subsection (1)(a) of this section does not apply to:
(a) The possession of a spring blade knife by a law enforcement officer while the officer:
(i) Is on official duty; or
(ii) Is transporting the knife to or from the place where the knife is stored when the officer is not on official duty; or
(b) The storage of a spring blade knife by a law enforcement officer.
This legislation is attempting to correct one of many wrongs in this horrible piece of crap that the state of Washington has laid upon it’s citizens. To the person that wrote the comment above, don’t take this the wrong way, but there is a reason I’m being brash. Coming out and saying something like that can get people to pull support because of your misinformation. I would like to point out though, pretty much every locking blade I have ever had, I have figured out how to open it with an “outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement.” It’s next on my list of things to attack in this law, but it’s better to do things one step at a time. It has been extremely difficult getting just the suppressor change this far. I wanted to post a kind statement, but since I got stuck waiting for admin approval to point out the inaccuracy I decided to be a little more forward.
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