firearms laws can be confusing and at times be in conradiction with each other. reading the RCWs is a good start. a well informed lawyer is another. i do not recommend leo for information. the state attourney general is also a good source. while im not trying to sound fatalistic i guess all we can do is read the laws,get the best advice we can and act on what we know. one of the biggest contraversies is the federal law regarding carry near a school and how it affects reciprocity. there is a thread on this very subject. good luck from eastern washington.