MULTNOMAH COUNTY PASSES ANTI-GUN ORDINANCES Today, the Multnomah County Commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance to demonize gun owners while having no effect on criminals or the violently mentally ill. Although the County website often removes or changes URLs, the most recent one containing the ordinance can be seen here: http://multnomah.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=3&clip_id=599&meta_id=38224 While there will be more on this in coming days, including reports from OFF members who attended the hearing, here is the summary: Open loaded carry will now be illegal in Multnomah County for non-licensees. Only security guards who work at banks will be allowed to be armed. Armed guards elsewhere would be prohibited (Apparently much of the gun violence is being committed by security guards.) It will now be unlawful for a person without a CHL to have a loaded magazine or speed loader in any public place, including your car, anywhere in the county. It will now be unlawful to refuse to allow the police to inspect a magazine you have...even if you dont have a gun! It will now be a crime to allow a minor to have access to one of your firearms, unless of course, youve given him permission to have it. (We know, it makes no sense.) This wont apply if the minor was on your property illegally. This wont apply if your gun had a trigger lock. The County has not explained how they will prove your firearm did NOT have a trigger lock. We are confident that all guns that are obtained by minors from this point on, will be reported to have had trigger locks. (It would appear that none of the County Commissioners are Mensa candidates.) If your firearm is stolen and you dont report the theft within 48 hours of "knowing or having reason to know that it was stolen, you face a $2,500.00 fine. We predict there will be lots of people who didnt know their guns were stolen. If your gun is stolen and you cant provide a serial number, you will be charged a $200.00 administrative fee. They dont say what that fee is supposed to cover. All in all, pointless rules that are only intended to harass and demonize gun owners. The Sheriff of Multnomah County thinks these rules are a great idea. The County has no rules punishing people who allow minors access to their car keys. Reports are that the overwhelming majority of people who testified were in opposition.