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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

 See our Reporting Lost & Stolen Guns policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

  1. Washington Initiative Measure 1639, effective July 1, 2019.[]