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Old October 13, 2012, 09:56 AM   #26
Aguila Blanca
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RCW 9.41.270
Weapons apparently capable of producing bodily harm — unlawful carrying or handling — penalty — exceptions.

(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry, exhibit, display, or draw any firearm, dagger, sword, knife or other cutting or stabbing instrument, club, or any other weapon apparently capable of producing bodily harm, in a manner, under circumstances, and at a time and place that either manifests an intent to intimidate another or that warrants alarm for the safety of other persons.
I was of the opinion that the arrest of the guy in his car was a bogus charge, but due to the wording in the law I can see how it would apply: If another driver was alarmed, that's a clue that other persons could be alarmed.

Not the strongest of cases, but I can see how an officer would use that as a basis for making an arrest.
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