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Concealed Carry at Portland Expo Center and PIR track

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Molon Labe, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Molon Labe

    Molon Labe Albany Oregon Area New Member

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    I am a concealed carry permit holder and carry virtually everywhere I go. I will be going to the portland swap meet in april and was wondering if it is legal for me to conceal carry in and on the expo center grounds and at the portland international racetrack. I have looked on all three websites, portland swap-meet website, the portland expo site and the IPR site, but cannot find anything regarding weapons or conceal carry. I realize that you cant carry in the expo center when they are having a gun show but I am unsure if that is the law or just the gun shows policy. Just looking for someone more knowledgeable about the BS Portland gun laws seeing as I do not live in portland.
     
  2. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Unless the swap meet(on any private entity holding an event) specifies no firearms as a condition of admission, you can carry. Both facilities are owned by public entities so they can't restrict you from carrying due to state preemption. Metro owns the expo center and the city of Portland owns PIR.

    Even if they have a policy, the most they can do is ask you to leave.

    I'd carry.
     
  3. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    It's legal.

    I carry there all the time.
     
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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    How about when a gun show is going on and they specifically have signs prohibiting it?
     
  5. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well lets see "they specifically have signs prohibiting it" pretty much covers it.
     
  6. DMax

    DMax Yamhill Well-Known Member

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    I worked the sportsman show all last week and carried the entire week. Nothing like a mass gathering to have a gun free zone NOT
     
  7. Molon Labe

    Molon Labe Albany Oregon Area New Member

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    Great thanks for all the good information I appreciate it. It is just hard to know sometimes with all the red tape where I am legal to carry and not, especially in a liberal city that I do not venture to very often.
     
  8. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    It's legal.
    I carry there all the time as well.

    If you see me anywhere, I am carrying.

    If anyone was to ask me if I'm carrying, I would say "Of course not. That's against the rules"
     
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