Washington residents have a right to a CPL. But that right, like many associated with firearms, comes with great responsibility. There are a multitude of events which can result in revocation of your Concealed Pistol License. A Washington resident will have their CPL revoked by the issuing authority immediately whenever:
- Discovery by the issuing authority that the person was ineligible under RCW 9.41.070 for a concealed pistol license when applying for the license or license renewal;
- Conviction of the licensee, or the licensee being found not guilty by reason of insanity, of an offense, or commitment of the licensee for mental health treatment, that makes a person ineligible under RCW 9.41.040to possess a firearm;
- Conviction of the licensee for a third violation of this chapter within five calendar years; or
- An order that the licensee forfeit a firearm under RCW 9.41.098(1)(d).
Unless the person may lawfully possess a pistol without a concealed pistol license, an ineligible person to whom a concealed pistol license was issued shall, within fourteen days of license revocation, lawfully transfer ownership of any pistol acquired while the person was in possession of the license.
- Upon discovering a person issued a concealed pistol license was ineligible for the license, the issuing authority shall contact the department of licensing to determine whether the person purchased a pistol while in possession of the license. If the person did purchase a pistol while in possession of the concealed pistol license, if the person may not lawfully possess a pistol without a concealed pistol license, the issuing authority shall require the person to present satisfactory evidence of having lawfully transferred ownership of the pistol. The issuing authority shall require the person to produce the evidence within fifteen days of the revocation of the license.
When a licensee is ordered to forfeit a firearm under RCW 9.41.098(1)(d), the issuing authority shall:
- On the first forfeiture, revoke the license for one year;
- On the second forfeiture, revoke the license for two years; or
- On the third or subsequent forfeiture, revoke the license for five years.
Any person whose license is revoked as a result of a forfeiture of a firearm under RCW 9.41.098(1)(d) may not reapply for a new license until the end of the revocation period.
The issuing authority shall notify, in writing, the department of licensing of the revocation of a license. The department of licensing shall record the revocation.
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