Stop Loaning Your Tools Immediately

If you live in Washington, you probably should stop loaning out certain tools since you might be violating gun laws, according to a letter that Joe Huffman linked. The letter notes that the definition of firearm is so broad that it includes flare guns and nail guns. That means that outfits like Home Depot and Lowe’s need to start running background checks pronto. It also means that loaning certain equipment to your buddy without a check is now illegal.

Of course, regardless of poorly written gun laws, there are many people who would advise against loaning out tools anyway since sometimes they don’t come home.

7 Responses to “Stop Loaning Your Tools Immediately”

  1. Sigivald says:

    “How much did Big Pneumatic Nailer pay them for this cozy law?”

  2. Joe Huffman says:

    It’s going to be interesting with 4473’s and WA state handgun registration forms having manufacture names like Black and Decker as well as Smith and Wesson. NICS will get a lot more traffic too. Probably lots of people who will be unable to legally use these tools as well.

  3. Patrick H says:

    Eh if I was there I’d just ignore the law. I’m tired of following these laws. Just tired. Screw it.

    • Joe Huffman says:

      I sure there will be lots of people that do that. But that doesn’t mean there will be many people being vocal about it.

    • SDN says:

      And they’ll be good with that; prosecuting absolutely everyone would be too much like work…. until you get just a little too outspoken and uppity. They’ll make time then.

  4. mikee says:

    The wise tool owner has one set, a good set, of tools that is used by himself or herself, and a toolbox full of cheap tools to loan to needy neighbors.

  5. Roger Tranfaglia says:

    I would like to think that Washington States new law will go the way of Conneticet’s new gun law. There just too many legally armed people out there……….