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Concealed Carry Risk Assessment

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Chromaflage, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Chromaflage

    Chromaflage Oregon Member

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    Let's start here: An establishment (not Federal building, or other public building where concealed carry is prohibited) has posted on the door that firearms are prohibited, even by those who are licensed to carry. If you carry concealed into the establishment, they wouldn't (or shouldn't) know, right? If for some reason, it was discovered that someone was carrying in that establishment, what would be the consequences? What could the establishment do, other than request that you leave or call the police? I can't seem to find anything.
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    They can ask you to leave. If you do not they can trespass you. If you return you can be arrested.

    Is my understanding of the law in Oregon.
     
  3. Botte Hork

    Botte Hork Camas WA Well-Known Member

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    In my understanding, it's similar in WA.
     
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  4. MattBG

    MattBG Battle Ground, WA Member

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  5. Misterbill

    Misterbill Yakima County, Washington New Member

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    In Washington all they can do is insist you leave. No harm, no foul, just leave. Zero consequence.

    If you refuse to do so, you will be going to court on a criminal trespass charge.
     
  6. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    If I may, I would like to add a second question to build on this thread. Hypothetical situation:
    - you are in WA State
    - you have your CPL and are concealed-carrying your pistol
    - you enter say a shopping mall
    - the shopping mall has posted "No firearms" signs but you don't see it
    - someone else starts an altercation, pulls a knife, and comes at you
    - you shoot them

    My question is would the entity (in this case the shopping mall) that posted the "No firearms" sign have much legal recourse if they sued you?

    Peter
     
  7. carracer

    carracer Nampa, Idaho Active Member

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    Idaho is the same.
     
  8. leadcounsel

    leadcounsel Spanaway Member

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    I think you'd be guilty of trespass. Possibly arrested, ticketed, fined, some misdemeanor punishment, and possible loss of your permit.