May 12, 2021 In the News

Open carry of weapons now prohibited at demonstrations, Capitol building

“Governor Jay Inslee has signed into law a bill banning openly carrying firearms at demonstrations around the state. The bill was passed along party lines at the recently adjourned legislative session.

Washington is an ‘open carry’ state meaning it is legal to have firearms out in the open. But, now there are restrictions on when and where you can do that.

The spark for this bill goes back to the events of Jan. 6, both at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. and the protests the same day at the state capitol in Olympia where several demonstrators were openly carrying their firearms which was legal at the time. Now it is not.”

See the full story by Keith Eldridge on KOMO News