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Multnomah County Sherriff's front door?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Felt Lizard, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Felt Lizard

    Felt Lizard The great NW Member

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    This is likely old news to you Multnomah folks, but I figured I'd ask anyway.

    When I approached the entrance, I noticed that a prominent message on the door indicates that "Civilians" may not bring weapons into the building.

    I understand their concern about the general population entering with weapons but the word "civilian" caught my attention.

    I wasn't aware that military personnel really frequent the building often enough to necessitate this wording.

    Or do local law enforcement personnel not consider themselves civilians?

    Maybe I had too much sugar that day?
     
  2. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Go complain that there are all kinds of civilians walking right past the sign open carrying every day. See what they say.
     
  3. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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    Open & concealed might i add :D
     
  4. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    :rofl1: I bet that would go over well.
     
  5. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I think they should use different wording but they could make an argument it's correct. It's inconsistent with the definition used in treaties where they define military and civilian. They aren't members of the military.

    The origins of the word actually means "of civil law". It was used to refer to civil servants which include police.

    Many dictionaries specifically exclude police and firemen from the definition of a civilian. I'd blame that on the evolution of our language.
     
  6. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The response? Only us professionals.

    Here is a wonderful educational video abut "Someone who is Qualified to Operate a Firearm".

    Dumbass DEA Agent - YouTube

    :D
     
  7. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Wow, 2 much sugar.. Pick another war to fight..
     
  8. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Always a classic. :bluelaugh:
     
  9. R-Rizzo

    R-Rizzo NW Oregon Member

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    I would like to point that if you have a CHL, and as there are no court facilities at MCSO, that they do not have the authority to regulate firearms in their building.
     
  10. lonegunman

    lonegunman Eastern Washington Active Member

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    You just recently noticed that?

    Over the last two decades civilian law enforcement has militarized itself and now feels that they lord over lowly "civlians".

    I hate to be anti-leo, but things have changed considerably in my lifetime. When I was a kid cops were your friends. They resolved problems without arresting everyone in sight or becoming violent. If they had to break up a couple of kids fighting, it could be done without giving everyone in sight a criminal record.

    These days, it is different. It seems we are all criminals or soon to be criminals and they are above the law,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and quite humorless about it.
     
  11. Felt Lizard

    Felt Lizard The great NW Member

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    Brutal.

    Though I'll try to reduce that sugar intake anyway...
     
  12. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Damn right they have.
     
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  13. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    you hit it exactly.. now a days, the cops attitude is Us against them(the general public)
     
  14. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Well that's an easy fix because it doesn't apply to me... I'm not a civilian, I'm a citizen.
     
  15. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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    No, you're a potential criminal, just like everyone else.
     
  16. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    Lol. I like that!
     
  17. m1gunr

    m1gunr Tacoma Member

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    Clothes_dont_make_a_man-1.jpg
     
  18. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    That's why i like Washington County. The lady in the concealed handgun office in the sheriff's dept told me I was "one of the good guys" and "happy people like me are carrying." Made me all warm and fuzzy. I will point out that it was sorta in response to her appraisal of my DD214...
     
  19. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Any active duty military folks want to test it out? Walk in there carrying :)
     
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  20. iusmc2002

    iusmc2002 Colville, WA Active Member

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    Maybe get a soldier to walk in with a SAW or 240G slung around their back, like its a normal thing