is the law as of today.
Do you live or work in Washington State? As of today all guns and devices that use an "explosive" charge require a background check to purchase or transfer. For what it is worth that includes this: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ramset-Cobra-0-27-Cali
I wonder how many general contractors have some variant of this handy tool. Loaning out to your employees now requires a standard background check and waiting period with all associated fees before your employee can do his/her job of attaching that stud to a concrete wall, or mounting that electrical panel to a cinder block wall.
Hardware stores are rarely set up to run background checks, certainly Lowe's and Home Depot aren't. McLendon Hardware here locally in the Seattle area might be in some cases, though I'm not even sure if they still sell firearms.
i-594 will grow government and kill jobs in the building trades due to poor wording of the law. Hope you aren't looking for a major remodel or repair that needs attaching to your foundation any time soon folks.
Also of note, the State Dept. of Transportation uses a cannon for avalanche control, every time that cannon needs to be rolled out the State will have to go through the same process of running the background and transferring the ownership of the cannon to the operator before avalanche control can proceed. That should create a big mess for people driving across the passes. I actually want to know if there is an FFL Dealer in Washington State that has the appropriate license to handle the loan/transfer process for the DOT avalanche cannon? I bet not, but I could be wrong.
Just loving living in Washington with it's under educated and uninformed electorate of idiots that vote for laws without considering the full consequences.
The law also applies to Maritime Signalling Devices (flare guns), which means that every time the crew changes on board a Washington State Ferry the flare guns have to transferred/loaned to the new crew, man ten days between sailings is going to suck! #WSF
firearms transfers are painful. I hope those folks in the Islands will forgive the voters in Seattle.