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Firearms on work premises question

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by renfield, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. renfield

    renfield Portland Active Member

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    Hey,

    So my wife is a store manager and they've been getting some pretty undesirable people visiting the store when there is only person working. I'm generally concerned for my wife's safety, as they there is no security and no CCTV in the store or the small mall where she works. She has her CHL for Utah, but as she is a Permanent Resident and not a citizen she is not allowed to carry in Oregon. My question is: It is okay for her to have a firearm at her workplace, in a drawer for example, to be used for self defense if she needs it. Thanks for input in advance.
     
  2. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Most states treat home, and work the same. If you vacation in Oregon, you're good to keep firearms at the hotel/rental house or wherever you're staying, resident or not.
     
  3. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    And that depends, at home it's your property. At work it's theirs and they have the right to say "no weapons" or we'll fire you even if you save your life and others with them.


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  5. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Is this business in Portland?
    How will she get the firearm to and from the "drawer" ?
    How does her employer feel about this?
    Will other people have access to the firearm?

    Portland does not allow carry of a loaded firearm without a Oregon CHL. So she would have to unload it to take it out of the store And would not be able to carry it concealed to her car nor open carry for that matter. It would I believe have to be locked in a case?
     
  6. renfield

    renfield Portland Active Member

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    It is in Portland yes. I'm not sure how her employers feel about it. I was wanting to make sure it was viable for her to do so. I was curious about the transportation process. Nobody else would have access to it, and it would be transported in a case to meet Oregon's carry laws.
     
  7. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    renfield Portland Active Member

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    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I can understand the concept of not wanting to take a life. However, that has no bearing whatsoever when it comes to saving your own life, or the life of a loved one. Quite simply, if she is not in fear for her life, and uses pepper spray, she could be charged with assault. If she is in fear for her life, and shoots the aggressor, she is defending herself. If the attacker happens to die from a gunshot wound, that fact is totally irrelevant, if she was in fear for her life.
     
  10. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  11. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    Permanent residents can apply for an Oregon CHL if they have six months of residency in OR and intend to become citizens. Does she not qualify under those terms?
     
  12. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    The holes in your logic are big enough to drive a Mack truck through them.