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In OR is a hospital considered a "public building"?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by deen_ad, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I see a story in today's Oregonian that a couple was arrested and charged with having a loaded gun in a hospital.
    The charge was "possession of a loaded firearm in a public building".
    I haven't been in an OR hospital for many years but here in WA a hospital is a privately owned building and not a "public building" like the Courthouse.
    So, before I get in trouble if I ever have to visit anyone in an OR hospital are they considered "public buildings" making them off limits? I do have both WA and OR permits.


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  2. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    ORS 166.360 defines a hospital as a public building.

    ORS 166.370 which prohibits firearms in the facility excludes CHL holders.
     
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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!!


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  4. duane black

    duane black Washington Well-Known Member

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    There seems to be very few places in Oregon you can not carry with a valid chl ? Court facility, Indian reservation , federal buildings ? Any others ?
     
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    markpeters1970 PNW Active Member

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    Not saying it would pass muster however, OHSU does not allow CHL carry inside the buildings
     
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    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I think that is pretty much it. We let people carry in a lot of places where other states don't. You can carry in the state capitol or a bar.
     
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    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    True the universities try to have their own policies. I believe they can make them apply to students, faculty, contractors, etc. who have to sign a contract. General public is a great question that will show up in court at some point. At worst, they could only have you leave.
     
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    duane black Washington Well-Known Member

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  9. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that case sent the Oregon University System scrambling like cockroaches when the light switch was flipped.