Possession of Dangerous WeaponRCW 9.41.250 Dangerous weapons — Penalty — Exemption for law enforcement officers.
- (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.
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