Act of March 23, 1935, ch. 172, §§ 5-7, Wash. Sess. Laws 599, 599-601.

   "SEC. 5.    Carrying Pistol. No person shall carry a pistol in any vehicle or conceal on or about his person, except in his place of abode or fixed place of business, without a license therefor as hereinafter provided.
    SEC. 6.    Exception. The provisions of the preceding section shall not apply to marshals, sheriffs, prison or jail wardens or their deputies, policemen or other law-enforcement officers, or to members of the army, navy or marine corps of the United States or of the national guard or organized reserves when on duty, or to regularly enrolled members of any organization duly authorized to purchase or receive such weapons from the United States or from this state, or to regularly enrolled members of clubs organized for the purpose of target shooting and affiliated with a national shooting organization: Provided, Such members are at or are going to or from their places of assembly or target practice, or to officers or employees of the United States duly authorized to carry a concealed pistol, or to any person engaged in the business of manufacturing, repairing, or dealing in firearms or the agent or representative of any such person having in his possession, using, or carrying a pistol in the usual or ordinary course of such business, or to any person while carrying a pistol unloaded and in a secure wrapper from the place of purchase to his home or place of business or to a place of repair or back to his home or place of business or in moving from one place of abode or business to another.
    SEC. 7.    Issue of Licenses to Carry. The judge of a court of record, the chief of police of a municipality, the sheriff of a county, shall upon the application of any person issue a license to such person to carry a pistol in a vehicle or concealed on or about his person within this state for not more than one year from date of issue, if it appears that the applicant has good reason to fear an injury to his person or property, or has any other proper reason for carrying a pistol, and that he is a suitable person to be so licensed. The license shall be in triplicate, in form to be prescribed by the state director of licenses, and shall bear the name, address, description and signature of the licensee and the reason given for desiring a license. The original thereof shall be delivered to the licensee, the duplicate shall within seven days be sent by registered mail to the director of licenses and the triplicate shall be preserved for six years, by the authority issuing said license. The fee for such license shall be one dollar ($1.00) which shall be paid into the state treasury."

Full Text: 1909, WA, Session Laws of the State of Washington, ch. 172, §§ 5-7

Ernest N. Hutchinson and G. W. Hamilton, eds., Session Laws of the State of Washington Twenty-fourth Session Convened January 14, Adjourned March 14, 1935 (Olympia, WA: State Printing Plant, 1935), 599-601. Chapter 172 [S. B. 147.]—An Act Relating to Short Firearms and Other Weapons; Defining Terms; Regulating the Sale, Possession and Use Thereof; Pro­viding for Certain Licenses and Fixing Fees; Defining Certain Crimes and Prescribing Penalties, §§ 5-7. Passed the Senate February 26, 1935; Passed the House March 14, 1935; Approved by the Governor March 23, 1935.