• What Firearms I Have the Right to Possess

    Learn what sorts of firearm you can possess and more importantly what types of firearms you are legally precluded from possessing. Learn what sort of modifications to your firearms are permissible and which ones are illegal. Don’t make a single modification to your gun until you have carefully reviewed these important laws.

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  • Transferring or Selling Firearms

    Looking to sell a firearm? Washington has some very complicated laws when it comes to the sale or transfer of a firearm. Don’t make an honest mistake that can land you in jail, learn more about how to legally sell or transfer ownership in a firearm.

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  • Concealed Carry Rights

    Learn the law of conceal carry in Washington and how to become a CPL holder. Learn where you can and cannot carry a concealed firearm. Conceal carry is an extremely valuable right as an American, but it comes with great responsibility. Learn how to safely and legally conceal carry here.

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  • The Right of Self-Defense and Lawful Use of Firearms

    Learn when you can defend yourself, where you can defend yourself and how much force are you permitted to use when defending yourself. The laws on self-defense, lethal and non-lethal, are constantly changing. Stay up to date with your rights right here.

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Protect Yourself So You Can Protect Them

"The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
- Thomas Jefferson, 

The Right to Bear Arms

“A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

U.S. Constitution, 2nd Amendment

The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain or employ an armed body of men.”

Article 1, Sec. 24, Washington State Constitution

Despite the clarity and simplicity of these words, Washington state prosecutors try to send law-abiding citizens to jail all the time simply because they legally owned or carried a firearm. Whether protecting your right to defend yourself or simply being caught at the wrong place at the wrong time while legally carrying a firearm, you can be charged with serious crimes that could affect your future, including your personal freedom. Without the right attorney by your side, you could become yet another victim of our local anti-gun culture.

Make sure this doesn't happen to you. If you have been charged with a gun crime in Washington state, make the call that could be the difference between personal devastation or having your rights as an American citizen upheld.

Initiative 1639 and You

The passage of I-1639 has created a litany of new issues for the legal and responsible gun owner.  A new purchase age for semi-automatic rifles goes into effect January 1, 2019.  New education requirements, for anyone wishing to purchase a semi-automatic rifle, goes into effect July 1, 2019.  Learn more about I-1639 and your gun rights here.

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Rated a perfect 10.0 by AVVO, I have been named to Washington Law and Politics' SuperLawyer list now for 15 straight years.  I received my first SuperLawyer award in 2003 and have been named to that elite list every year since then.  SuperLawyers comprise the top 250 lawyers statewide in ALL AREAS of practice, leaving me as one of a handful of criminal defense attorneys to routinely receive this award.   

Know Your Rights, Know Your Responsibilities

Ignorance of the law is NOT a defense.  All gun owners know their rights when it comes to owning, possessing and using firearms.  But equally important is knowing your responsibilities and obligations as a gun owner.  The types of firearms you can possess.  Where you can carry firearms.  Where you can shoot your firearms.  How you can sell your firearms.  When can you use force.  When can you use deadly force.  Each of these are critical pieces of knowledge for the responsible gun owner.  Don't guess at the answers.  We have nearly 20 years dealing with firearms matters and the answer to nearly every question you may have is right here.

I Wrote the Book

I am the author of Washington Gun Law; Armed and Educated. This is the treatise in this state for gun laws and your rights as a gun owner.  If you have been charged with a crime despite your lawful use of a firearm, contact us today.

Restore Your Rights to Possess Firearms

If you have lost your right to possess a firearm and you'd like to get that right restored, you need to contact us today.  Washington law permits individuals to restore their right to possess firearm after a specified period of time.  If you have been convicted of a felony that forfeited your right to possess a firearm, if five years have passed, you may be eligible to petition for restoration of rights.  If you were convicted of a misdemeanor that forfeited your right to possess a firearm, you may petition after three years has passed.  The petition must be filed either in the Court that originally removed those rights OR the Superior Court of the county in which the petitioner resides.  If you believe you are eligible to reinstate your rights to possess firearms, give us a call today, we can help. 

Protect Yourself So You Can Protect Them.

I represent Washington residents, in firearms related matters throughout the State.  In addition to having the privilege to represent thousands of lawful gun owners in this State, I also write the book on Washington Gun Laws.

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Firearms Comes With Rights AND Responsibilities.

Gun ownership is a Constitutional right, protected by the Second Amendment. It is a freedom that the roughly 20 percent of Americans who own guns cherish, and most other Americans believe it should remain one of our freedoms. But, in society, freedom comes with responsibility. Gun owners have a responsibility to store and use their firearms safely, and to ensure that others (especially children and the mentally ill) do not have unauthorized access to the use of them. The most important aspect to gun ownership is gun safety. There is a universal set of rules that pertain to all those who own and handle firearms. These rules, ensure that firearms can be a useful tool and a exciting hobby, without inflicting accidental and catastrophic damage. If you are new to guns, or just need a refresher course, please learn more about gun safety right here.

Bearing arms is your right, protecting your family is your responsibility.

In order to truly protect those you love, you must know all your rights, responsibilities and obligations as a gun owner. We have nearly 20 years dealing with firearms matters and the answer to nearly every question you may have is right here.