About the Study Guide

You are looking at the Washington Handgun Education Study Guide. At the present time, you cannot obtain handgun education certification from Handgun Safety Course. However, you can use this Study Guide as a resource to learn more about handgun safety.

In your area, be sure you know which types of acts are illegal. Examples of acts that may be illegal are:

  • Drawing or displaying a handgun
  • Threatening others on the highway
  • Firing a gun at a building or a means of transportation (automobile, airplane, etc.)
  • Using a firearm while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs

Make sure you now and follow the proper procedure if you are carrying a handgun and are approached by a law enforcement officer. Requirements may include:

  • Telling the officer that you have a gun
  • Showing the officer both your driver's license and your handgun license/permit
Law enforcement officer