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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1957 NO. 62 > May 13 1957

(1) The uniform firearms act is still in force, though its penalty provision has been declared unconstitutional. (2) The provisions of the uniform firearms act authorizing the carrying of a concealed pistol with a license, should be construed together with those of an independent statute prescribing penalties for "furtively carrying with an intent to conceal" such a weapon, in order to preserve the integrity of both statutes.

AGO 1955 NO. 93 > Jun 9 1955

Adoption of a statute by reference does not include subsequent amendments thereto unless the legislature either expressly or by strong implication so says.Failure to adopt an amendment to an existing act indicates a legislative intention to adhere to the existing act.