By Taylor McAvoy
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Bill would outlaw concealed carry on private property

 

February 7, 2018



A proposal before lawmakers could make it a crime for someone to carry a concealed weapon into a friend’s home without permission.

The current law allows someone to carry a concealed handgun anywhere in the state with a concealed weapon permit which requires a background check with both state and federal databases.

SB 6415, and its companion bill in the house HB 2738, would make it unlawful for someone to carry a concealed firearm into another person’s home without expressed permission, even with a license to carry. A violation of the law would be a misdemeanor. Also, the bill proposes that if convicted, he or she would have their concealed pistol license revoked for five years.

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