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Unlawful Discharge of Firearm

Washington State RCW 9.41.230 - Aiming or discharging firearms, dangerous weapons.
  • (1)  For conduct not amounting to a violation of chapter 9A.36 RCW, any person who:
    • (a)  Aims any firearm, whether loaded or not, at or towards any human being;
    • (b)  Willfully discharges any firearm, air gun, or other weapon, or throws any deadly missile in a public place, or in any place where any person might be endangered thereby. A public place shall not include any location at which firearms are authorized to be lawfully discharged; or
    • (c)  Except as provided in RCW 9.41.185, sets a so-called trap, spring pistol, rifle, or other dangerous weapon,
  • although no injury results, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor punishable under chapter 9A.20 RCW.
  • (2)  If an injury results from a violation of subsection (1) of this section, the person violating subsection (1) of this section shall be subject to the applicable provisions of chapters 9A.32 and 9A.36 RCW.
Some municipalities have enacted their own versions of this statute. Such Washington cities include Bellingham (10.30.010), Everett (10.78.070), Lynnwood (10.52.040), Mount Vernon (9.72.050), Seattle (3.28.115 and 12A.14.071) and Shoreline (9.10.310)
Other municipalities have simply adopted the RCW as part of their municipal code. These include Arlington, and Lake Stevens.
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