Washington State Residents Only
With the progress of WA HB1240 we are approaching a deadline to complete firearms transfers due to WA State 10 day waiting period on certain firearms. The "Assault Weapons" Ban will become law immediately upon the signature of the governor. The information we are receiving presents an urgent timeline for WA residents to complete their required forms for transfer or purchase and then wait the required waiting period. This deadline is for many AR's, parts and other semi-auto rifles March 18th.
Unfortunately due to the nature of the legislation, firearms that are awaiting background check or waiting period must be transferred to the customer prior to the law enactment date. If the law becomes finalized while firearms are in a pending status or waiting the wait period to expire, dealers are unable to transfer the firearm to any WA resident.
Other important aspects of the law that many are not aware of. This bill also prohibits the sale or transfer of common parts that many of us have for repairs or maintenance. Parts are now subject to regulation as they "can be used to assemble" under this new law. Key parts such as bolt carrier groups, barrels, stocks and grips will all be illegal to sell or transfer after this law goes in to effect.
Orders made online through March 17th will receive priority processing and delivery for WA residents. In person sales at our Auburn, WA location for semi-automatic and listed firearms will be accepted and processed through this Saturday March 18th. Online orders made after March 17th will likely not arrive in time to ensure transfer. Online "Firearms Orders" (made from other sellers sent to us for transfer) that are being shipped in to Washington may not arrive in time to complete required background checks and waiting period before the law is signed in to effect, so buyer beware.
In person sales at our Auburn, WA location for semi-automatic and listed firearms will be accepted and processed through this Saturday March 18th, will be guaranteed for processing or will be eligible for a full refund of the purchase price. Firearms orders after this Saturday, March 18th, are subject to a $100 or 15% restocking fee, whichever is greater, due to the shipping and processing fees. We will continue to process firearms sales until the law is signed and enacted.
We are saddened, frustrated and share your feelings about this new law and attack on our constitutional rights. Rainier Arms will continue to partner with efforts and organizations fighting for our rights, sadly this will be a process that will need to to progress through our court system.
We appreciate your support and understanding, and know that we are working hard to process orders, handle in-store sales, and help as many people as we can.