Washington Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Washington Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Washington gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Washington can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Washington State Constitution

"The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights."

"The right of petition and of the people peaceably to assemble for the common good shall never be abridged."

Washington Gun Laws

Washington Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
Washington Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source: HandgunLaw.us)
Washington Concealed Pistol License (Source: Washington State Department of Licensing)
Washington State Firearms FAQ (Source: Washington State Office of Attorney General)

Washington Hunting Rules & Regulations

Hunting Overview Washington State (Source: Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife)
Washington State Hunting Regulations & Seasons (Source: Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife)
WDFW Online Licensing System (Source: Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife)
Washington State Hunter Education (Source: Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife)

Washington Shooting Ranges

Oregon-Washington Public Hunting, Fishing, and Recreational Shooting Land (Source: U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's WhereToShoot.org)
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NRA.org)
All Shooting Ranges (Source: RangeListings.com)

Washington Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source: IDPA.com)
IDPA Matches (Source: IDPA.com)
USPSA Clubs (Source: USPSA.org)
USPSA Matches (Source: USPSA.org)
USA Shooting Clubs (Source: USAShooting.org)
USA Shooting Matches (Source: USAShooting.org)
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source: 4-HShootingSports.org)

Washington NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Washington State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Washington Gun Shows and FFLs

Washington Gun & Knife Shows (Source: GunShows-USA.com)
Washington Gun Shows (Source: GunShowTrader.com)
Washington FFL Holders (Source: FFLGunDealers.net)
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source: FBI.gov)
Washington Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source: FixNICS.org)

Washington's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

Washington Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Gubernatorial (Source: VoteSmart.org)
State Legislature (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Statewide Officials (Source: VoteSmart.org)
NRA's Ranking of Washington Public Officials (Source: NRA-PVF.org)

Washington Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Washington State Checkbook (Source: Open The Books)
Washington State Employees (Source: Open The Books)
Washington Personal & Economic Freedom Ranking (Source: CATO Institute)
Washington Civil Asset Forfeiture (aka "Policing For Profit") Ranking (Source: Institute for Justice)

Washington State Business Tax Climate Rankings

Washington State Business Tax Climate Rank (Source: Tax Foundation)
Taxes in Washington (Source: Tax Foundation)