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can I conceal carry in my dump truck?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by waldow777, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. waldow777

    waldow777 Hillsboro Active Member

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    I drive commercial vehicles in OR only. I have my conceal carry licenses but have been told I can't have a firearm in a commercial vehicle. Is this true? The owner of the company I work for doesn't care either way.
     
  2. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    No firearms in CMV's.
     
  3. greydog111

    greydog111 peoples repubilik of Oregon Active Member

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    Horsepoop! Carry Concealed!!
     
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  4. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    The ONLY restrictions on carrying in a commercial vehicle might be those of your employer or those of the facilities you enter. No other restrictions exist.

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    Please also follow all applicable state and federal laws, but that should go without saying.
     
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  5. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    show me....
     
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  6. rolandson

    rolandson Oregon Active Member

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    I don't recall ever seeing anything in ORS prohibiting CC in commercial vehicles.
     
  7. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Me too.
     
  8. waldow777

    waldow777 Hillsboro Active Member

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    This is how the discussion has gone between my friends and I. Does anyone have a definitive legal yes or no?
     
  9. rolandson

    rolandson Oregon Active Member

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    I would suggest reading Oregon Revised Statutes section 166:
    http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/166.html

    And...ORS commercial vehicle and license statues...
    or talk with a lawyer.
     
  10. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    i bet reginald denny wishes he had a .45 in his truck legal or not
     
  11. Toxic6

    Toxic6 Higher then a PDX hipster (~10,000 ft higher) Active Member

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    I was always told no guns in commercial vehicles as well, but idk whether it was a law or company policy.
     
  12. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Great point, I remember that like it was yesterday:

    [video=youtube;P43WZd611WA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P43WZd611WA&feature=related[/video]

    I lived close enough to smell the smoke from the fires...
     
  13. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    me to! had a 12 guage by the front door, moved up here shortly after, i was only 12 but it was still sketchy
     
  14. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    At the time I did not own a gun. The next day I had my first one, a Remington 870, many others soon thereafter. Moved away soon afterwards also. LA - a real you-know-what hole.
     
  15. Toxic6

    Toxic6 Higher then a PDX hipster (~10,000 ft higher) Active Member

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    That was a lot of reading.......I couldn't find anything about cdl's in there though it did mention place of business.

    I thought that when you applied for and received a cdl, you agreed to be bound by dot regs - which are federal ( carried out in each state as a state agency obviously) though a lot of states have laws saying it is their power to determine firearm laws which would contradict right?
     
  16. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    DOT doesn't have the authority to regulate firearms, even if they'd like too (which government agency doesn't?).

    Unless your employer says no guns, and you're not going to make interstate runs into states which don't recognize your permit (or you don't have a permit for) - carry if you like. Do you have any idea how many OTR truckers have guns in their cabs? I can't think of more than a handful I've met that *don't* have one or more in the cab w/ them.
     
  17. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    If you do a google search for comercial trucks concealed carry you will see this is a very heated debate. There is a prominant belief that you can not CC in a CMV; however, I've never see anyone actually cite a law that prevents it; therefore I believe it is a myth (YMMV). If you are legal to carry in the state you are driving in then being in a CMV doesn't change that.
     
  18. rolandson

    rolandson Oregon Active Member

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    Yeah...it is a lot of reading, which I am sure is why lawyers charge what they do....can you imagine reading nothing but that sort of thing for a living, day in day out?

    But...if it isn't in there, it isn't in there.

    So here's the thing: Why would anyone take the word of some unknown entity on the internet over something that might be hugely serious? Waldo, man I'm sorry to bust on you but seriously, this is something you need to satisfy for yourself... taking the word of someone you haven't paid and who isn't licensed to give legal advice, over something that could have such incredible ramifications to you and your livelihood is a very risky prospect.
     
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  19. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I was wrong, I did some searching and couldn't find anything.
     
  20. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure they can't?? They can regulate about anything that involves a CMV.