A: There are state laws regulating firearms, but local governments may also have their own laws. You should contact your local sheriff's office or police department to find out if there are any local laws that you need to be aware of.
Q: Where can I find information about compliance with the National Firearms Act?
A: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has information about the National Firearms Act on its website. The instructions for Item 5 on the NFA form state that each responsible person must provide notification of the proposed making or acquisition of an NFA firearm to his/her chief law enforcement officer having jurisdiction where the responsible person is located.
Q: Where can I go for more information?
A: The best source of information on Washington's firearms laws is local law enforcement. The Washington State Department of Licensing also has some useful information on firearms licenses and dealers.
Q: What about requirements for obtaining records on someone else?
A: Don't try to get someone else's records from the government.
WASHINGTON CONCEALED PISTOL LICENSE APPLICATION AND REQUIREMENTS.
Q: How do I apply for a Washington concealed pistol license?
A: You can apply for a Washington concealed pistol license at any local law enforcement agency in the state.
Q: Why doesn’t Washington recognize my concealed pistol license or permit issued by another state?
A: Washington’s reciprocity law allows out-of-state residents with a concealed pistol license to carry a concealed handgun in Washington under the same restrictions that apply to Washington residents.
How to Get a Concealed Pistol License in Washington
To get a concealed pistol license in Washington, you must:
Be 21 years of age or older;
Be a US citizen or legal resident alien;
Be a Washington resident;
Not be prohibited from possessing a firearm
Q: How do the laws regarding a concealed pistol license affect the carrying of other firearms?
A: Washington does not issue licenses for the open carry of firearms.
Q: How many credits are required to apply as a transfer student?
A: You must have completed a minimum of 28 law credits by the time you apply to be eligible for transfer admission to Columbia Law School.
POSSESSION AND REGULATION INQUIRIES & ASSISTANCE.
Q: How do I restore my right to possess firearms?
A: You may be able to restore your right to possess a firearm in Washington state by obtaining an order from the Superior Court. However, this does not guarantee that you will be issued a concealed pistol license or any other firearm-related permit or license. Additionally, restoration of your state right is not a defense to a federal prosecution if you are prohibited from possessing a firearm by federal law.
Q: When are children allowed to possess a firearm under Washington law?
A: It is illegal to sell a gun to someone under 18 in Washington.
Q: How do I report my GRE score?
A: There is no minimum score required for either the LSAT or the GRE. The Admissions Committee takes a holistic approach and considers all factors in an applicant's file, not just test scores.
Q: How do I schedule my admissions interview?
A: The interview is not a formal part of the admissions process, but is instead meant to be a way for you to get to know the school and for the school to get to know you. Candidates will be selected for interviews based on a variety of factors, and there is no set LSAT/GRE or GPA cutoff. Interviews will be conducted via Skype, and you will be given five days to schedule your interview after receiving the invitation.
Q: How will I know that my communication disability verification form has been received?
A: You need to have a form signed by a medical professional in order to qualify for the license plate, which you can then use to list the license plate numbers of the vehicles in which you frequently ride. Police officers will be notified that you have a communication disability when they enter your license plate number into their computer system, but they will not have any other information about you.
HOW DOES WASHINGTON LAW DEFINE
Q: How does SHB 1240 define “assault weapon”?
A: An assault weapon is a semi-automatic firearm that is capable of firing more than one shot in quick succession and that has certain military-style features, such as a detachable magazine and a pistol grip.
Q: Who is a “dealer” under Washington law?
A: If you are in the business of selling firearms, you are considered a dealer. If you occasionally sell firearms as part of a personal collection or for a hobby, you are not considered a dealer.
Q: How does Washington law define “distribute”?
A: If you are a Washington resident, you can’t buy a gun from an out-of-state dealer.
The law also defines “sell” to mean to transfer a firearm or large capacity magazine for monetary consideration. This includes, but is not limited to, the sale of a firearm or large capacity magazine at a gun show, online, or otherwise.
Tl;dr: If you are a Washington resident, you can’t buy a gun
Q: How does Washington law define “import”?
A: You can't import an assault weapon or large capacity magazine into Washington, but you can bring your assault weapon or large capacity magazine with you when you move to Washington.
Q: How does Washington law define “manufacture”?
A: It's still illegal.
The only thing that I can think of that would have changed is that the "Large capacity magazine" definition is now much more specific.
(2) "Large capacity magazine", or "large capacity feeding device" as used in this section, means a feeding device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 15
Q: How does Washington law define “sale” and “sell”?
A: If you buy a gun, you pay for it and take it home. If you sell a gun, you take the gun and the money and give it to the buyer.
Q: How does Washington law define “large capacity magazine”?
A: It's a magazine that holds more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
LEGISLATION AND PUBLIC ACCESS?.
Q: When did the provisions of SHB 1240 take effect?
A: The law requires all employers in the state of California to provide paid sick leave to their employees. The law went into effect on April 25, 2023.
Q: What does SHB 1240 do?
A: It's illegal to buy an AR-15 in Washington unless you're a law enforcement officer or a collector.
Q: What is the role of the Attorney General’s Office with regard to SHB 1240?
A: The Attorney General can bring civil lawsuits against anyone who violates the law, and the AG’s office has broad authority under the Consumer Protection Act.
Q: What is the role of the Attorney General’s Office with regard to ESSB 5078?
A: Don’t sell large capacity magazines online in Washington state.
Q: What is legal advice and why can’t the Attorney General’s Office advise me personally?
A: The Attorney General's Office cannot give legal advice to private citizens on personal legal matters.
Q: What is the Office of Government Information Services?
A: OGIS is a government agency that helps people resolve disputes with other government agencies, and also makes sure those agencies are following the law.
Q: Who is required to take training on the Freedom of Access Act?
A: The Freedom of Access Act is a state statute that applies to state and local government bodies and agencies in Maine, and does not apply to federal agencies. A similar but different federal statute called the Freedom of Information Act applies to the federal government.
Q: What if a member of the public wants to provide public comment?
A: The Freedom of Access Act requires that officials and public access officers complete training on the Act within 120 days of assuming their duties. Officials and public access officers must keep a record of their training completion, which must be made available to the public. The Act defines "public record" as any written, printed, or graphic matter or any mechanical or electronic data compilation from which information can be obtained, that is in the possession or custody of an agency or public official of this State or any of
AND WHEN IS IT NOT?
Q: When did ESSB 5078, regulating large capacity magazines, become effective?
A: The law will go into effect on July 1, 2022 and will ban the use of conversion therapy on minors in the state of Virginia.
Q: When is it allowable for a cyclist to "take the lane," and when is it not?
A: If you're bicycle is moving slower than the cars on the road, ride to the right. If you're bicycle is moving faster than the cars on the road, take the full lane.
1. When overtaking and passing another bicycle or vehicle proceeding in the same direction.
2. When preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway.
Q: When is a crash report required and when is it not?
A: If the accident only resulted in damage and no one was hurt, you are not legally required to report it to the police.
Q: How long will it take before I get a response?
A: It varies.
WHAT IS WASHINGTON’S LAW REGARDING
Q: Why should I register my work if copyright protection is automatic?
A: Copyright protects original works of authorship, while a patent protects inventions or discoveries. Ideas and discoveries are not protected by the copyright law, although the way in which they are expressed may be. A trademark protects words, phrases, symbols, or designs identifying the source of the goods or services of one party and distinguishing them from those of others.
Q: What is Washington’s law regarding short-barreled rifles?
A: Short-barreled rifles are legal in Washington as long as they meet the federal NFA requirements.
Q: What is Washington’s law regarding open carry?
A: There is no specific law prohibiting openly carrying a firearm in Washington, but there are some restrictions in place. For more information, consult the statute at RCW 9.41.270 or contact your local sheriff’s office or police department.
Q: What does the law prohibit?
A: It's illegal to manufacture, import, distribute, sell, or offer for sale any large capacity magazine in Washington State.
Q: What is the FOIA?
A: The FOIA is a law that allows citizens to request access to records from any federal agency.
Q: What is FOIA.gov?
A: FOIA.gov is a great place to start if you want to know more about FOIA, locate records that are already available online, or make a request for information that is not yet publicly available.
Q: What can I ask for under the FOIA?
A: yes, you can.
Q: Who handles FOIA requests?
A: Each federal agency processes its own records in response to FOIA requests.
Q: What are FOIA exemptions?
A: 1. Information that is classified as secret or top secret for national security reasons
2. Information that would reveal confidential sources or methods used by law enforcement
3. Information that would reveal trade secrets or other confidential business information
4. Information that would endanger the safety of an individual
5. Information that would impede a criminal investigation
6. Information that would interfere with ongoing legal proceedings
7. Information that would reveal personal information about an individual
8. Information that is protected by
Q: What does the training include?
A: A public access officer must be designated to serve as the contact person for an agency, county, municipality, school administrative unit and regional or other political subdivision for public records requests. An existing employee is designated public access officer and is responsible for ensuring that public record requests are acknowledged within five working days of receiving the request and that a good faith estimate of when the response to the request will be complete is provided.
FOIA REQUEST PROCESS AND GUIDELINES.
Q: Who can make a FOIA request?
A: Yes, anyone can make a FOIA request.
Q: How do I make a FOIA request?
A: The information you want is not publicly available, you can submit a FOIA request to the agency’s FOIA Office. The request simply must be in writing and reasonably describe the records you seek.
Q: Where do I send a FOIA request?
A: There is no single "FOIA office" that handles requests for all federal agencies. Each agency has its own FOIA office, and you should address your request to the FOIA office of the agency that you believe has the records you are seeking.
Q: How is a FOIA request processed?
A: The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a U.S.
Q: How much does it cost to make a FOIA request?
A: There is no initial fee required to submit a FOIA request, but the FOIA does provide for the charging of certain types of fees in some instances.
Q: What will I receive in response to a FOIA request?
A: The Freedom of Information Act is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. You can submit a FOIA request for any type of document or record, and the government is required to provide a response within 20 business days. If you are not satisfied with the government’s response, you can appeal the decision.
Q: How do I file an administrative appeal?
A: If you are not satisfied with an agency’s initial response to your FOIA request, you may file an administrative appeal. Before doing so, you may wish to contact the FOIA professional handling the request or the agency’s FOIA Public Liaison to discuss the issue and attempt to resolve it. If necessary, filing an appeal is simple and there is no fee or cost involved.
Q: How do I submit a request for a deferral?
A: Columbia Law School does not have an Early Decision Plan (EDP) for the 2024 entering class.
AT COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL?
Q: What degrees are offered at Columbia Law School?
A: The three degrees offered by Columbia Law School are the J.D., the LL.M., and the J.S.D.
Q: How many letters of recommendation should I submit and from whom?
A: There is no set page limit for your personal statement/essay, but a good guideline is two double-spaced pages. Make sure your writing is clear and free from errors. You will also need two letters of recommendation to complete your application.
Q: How many international students typically enroll at Columbia Law School?
A: Columbia Law School is international friendly, with a student body that hails from 50 foreign countries. They offer an LL.M. program for foreign-trained lawyers, and do not require the TOEFL for applicants to the J.D. program.
STUDENT SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES.
Q: What are exclusions?
A: The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal law that gives the public the right to request access to government records.
There are three exclusions to the FOIA that protect the existence of ongoing criminal law enforcement investigations, informant records, and foreign intelligence or counterintelligence records.
Q: What support systems are in place for disabled students?
A: No, Columbia Law School does not offer any part-time, evening, summer, or distance-learning programs.
Q: What are the admissions deadlines for visiting students?
A: There is a student organization for visiting law students at Columbia, and housing may be available but is not guaranteed.
Q: What opportunities are there for judicial clerkships?
A: Approximately 80.0% of Columbia’s Class of 2021 chose to join law firms of varying sizes and areas of practice immediately after earning their J.D. degree. 6.7% of the Class of 2021 received judicial clerkships throughout the country received judicial clerkships or government positions throughout the country; 12.41% immediately entered public interest, government, or academic positions; and <1% entered the business sector.