Washington does not require firearm owners to report the loss or theft of a firearm.
However, as part of a secure storage provision enacted by ballot measure in 2018, firearm owners are protected from prosecution for community endangerment due to unsafe storage of a firearm if they report the unlawful entry and theft of the firearm within five days of the time they should reasonably have known that the firearm had been taken.1
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- Washington Initiative Measure 1639, effective July 1, 2019.