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    • 12/11/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cascade Shooting Facilities Club House/Indoor Range - 27036 SE Ravensdale Way, Ravensdale, WA 98051

    Course Details

    Washington State passed Initiative 1639 which requires a firearms safety training class to purchase semi-automatic rifles.  The safety training class will be approximately 45 minutes.  Following the class, a certificate will be issued satisfying the new state law requirements.

    The authorization to provide the safety training falls under the "nationally recognized organization that customarily offers firearms training."  The nationally recognized organization is the NRA.  Presenter is a certified NRA instructor.

    This safety training class is open to public and free of charge.

    No registration needed to attend.

    Course Instructor

    Steve Powell

    Course Information

    Scope of this I-1639 class

    • Training requirement only applies to purchases of semiautomatic assault rifles after July 1, 2019.
    • Owners of semiautomatic assault rifles who obtained their firearm before July 1, 2019 are not required to have training.
    • The training requirement does not apply to other types of firearm purchases.
    • After June 30, 2019, before delivering a semiautomatic assault rifle to a purchaser, a dealer must be provided proof that the purchaser has completed a recognized firearm safety training program within the past five years.
    • The proof of training must be in the form of a certification that declares under the penalty of perjury that the training included minimum requirements prescribed in the law.  Certificate issued at end of safety training.
    • The training must be sponsored by a federal, state, county or municipal law enforcement agency, a college or university, a nationally recognized organization that customarily offers firearms training, or a firearms training school with certified instructors.
    • Topics required to be covered:
    1. Basic firearms safety rules;
    2. Firearms and children, including secure gun storage and talking to children about gun safety;
    3. Firearms and suicide prevention;
    4. Secure gun storage to prevent unauthorized access and use;
    5. Safe handling of firearms; and
    6. State and federal firearms laws, including prohibited firearms transfers.


    • Free
    • 02/01/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Cascade Shooting Facilities Club House/Indoor Range - 27036 SE Ravensdale Way, Ravensdale, WA 98051
    • 3

    Course Prerequisites

    • Current NRA membership

    Course Instructors

    • Steve Powell
    • Phil Maloy
    • Jerry Bentler
    • Joe McCormick

    Course Information

    • Test is Open Book. You will have the test to work on during breaks and lunch times.
    • Supplies each individual should bring to class:
    1. Pen and Paper (highlighters and/or pencil optional)
    2. Binder or Organizer recommended (to put materials in)

    Costs / Course Fees / Refunds

    • The RSO training materials are covered by CSF
    • NRA membership is individual responsibility (annual, life, etc.) 
    • Rating costs for NRA RSO is individual responsibility ($30 every 2 years) 
    • There is a $75 refundable fee to reserve a seat for the NRA RSO class. 
    • Registration is done online and members can pay with a check. 
    • The $75 will be refunded/returned after volunteering for 4 public shooting event shifts (only applies to CSF and wait-listed individuals).
    • If anyone does not show for their reserved spot, the payment will not be refunded.
    • Performing RSO duties must be done within 1 year of training completion (date of class) to receive the $75 refund. 
    • Cancellation must be received 15 days before the event for a refund. This will allow time for others to fill vacated spot. Cancellation will be done online.

    The class will start at 7 AM and finishes about 7:00 PM (after tests graded).

    Please bring snacks and a lunch. Some may opt drive to 4 Corners to eat lunch.

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