Hi all, I'm Lonnie Wilson, and I live up in Lynnwood, Washington. I formerly resided in both Beaverton and Hillsboro before I moved up to Seattle area. When I moved to Washington, we had quite the terrible situation in regards to the open carrying of firearms. We had RCW 9.41.270, which was a law which was wrongfully interpreted for decades to ban open carry if someone complained about it. So instead of whining and complaining about the situation, I decided to do something about it. I went down to the State Archives in Olympia, and researched the bill which put that statute into law. It was passed in 1969, after the Black Panther Party spread to Seattle. Oregon also passed a law in regards to the possession of firearms in public buildings (under pain of a felony), which CHL holders were exempt from (which was a may-issue statute) on the same year, presumably to keep the Panthers from marching into the Oregon Legislature with their guns. Armed with some golden information out of the debates in the Washington Senate, I asked my local chief of police (Federal Way at that point) to issue a training bulletin to it's officers. After I received that training bulletin, I took the document and used it all over the State of Washington, along with the assistance of many others, to get other agencies to issue training bulletins. Oregon didn't have as MANY issues, but Portland Police Bureau has been a continual problem on this subject. This needs to be fixed. I also intend to eventually challenge the Oregon Non-Resident CHL situation which is patently unfair. Stay tuned for that news.