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Open Carry and Concealed Carry

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Macgyver Wick, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Macgyver Wick

    Macgyver Wick New Member

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    Hi,
    Here are a few questions that I have about open and concealed carry.
    1. Is open/concealed carry allowed in state parks?
    2. Is open/concealed carry allowed in national parks?
    3. is open/concealed carry allowed in national forrest?

    I have read the RCWs but I dont want to get myself into and would like to be lawful about the whole thing. Where can I read up more on carry laws?

    ~Macgyver
     
  2. druiseeker

    druiseeker Salem Member 2015 Volunteer

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    In Oregon, yes to CC, to all of the above, conditionally.

    In National Parks and forests, you can carry open or concealed. CC in buildings owned by the federal government (any building where people work) in National Parks or Forests is illegal. Federal buildings or areas must be posted in National Parks. Restrooms and picnic shelters that are free standing and not part of another building should not be considered a federal building in national parks/forest. An example of an area off limits to CC would be an employee smoke pit if its posted outside the smoke pit or break area.

    Oregon has laws protecting the rights of Oregon CC permit holders to carry in "public places" which includes state parks and national parks.

    OC is iffy. Many counties/cities in Oregon have different rules regarding OC. You'd have to check them out individually. Local laws, apply to both state and federal parks/forest. You also can't OC in "public buildings" in Oregon without a CCP.
     
  3. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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  4. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Go read the laws again and decide for yourself. Or go talk to a lawyer.
    You really want to get advise from folks on a forum you just joined?
    Telling the LEO that you read it on a forum isn't going to cut it
    JMHO
     
  5. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    He referenced RCW, otherwise known as Oregon law..... ORS doesn't apply in Oregon.
     
  6. Vaultman

    Vaultman Clackamas Co, Oregon Active Member

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    RCW = Revised Code of Washington

    We are talking Washington state here.

    by the way, WAC = Washington Administrative Code
     
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  7. decklin

    decklin WA Well-Known Member

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    What state are you in? You referenced RCW so I'm guessing Washington.
    You really need to read the RCW's. With that said I would check out this site.
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?131-Washington

    They have, IMO, the best understanding of the law.
    But the answer to your question is yes. Completely legal.
    Please read the RCW's so you can learn all the intricacies if the applicable law.
    The website I linked has a pamphlet you can print out too.
     
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  8. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Typo, Washington law, not Oregon
     
  9. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    For example,

    It is not legal to concealed carry in the restaurant, gift shop or rest rooms at Multnomah Falls? It is a National Park and people work in the building.
     
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  10. druiseeker

    druiseeker Salem Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Good question. Is the restaurant federally owned? Contracted out? I'll call and ask tomorrow.
     
  11. razormanxx

    razormanxx eugene Active Member

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    Dang so I might of used the bathroom got a trail map from a park worker and bought some ice cream all while cc at Multnomah falls. So that would be illegal if I may or may not have been carrying?
     
  12. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    OOHH your busted now:cool:
     
  13. Vaultman

    Vaultman Clackamas Co, Oregon Active Member

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    He posted it on a forum so it MUST be the truth!
     
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  14. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    I believe the property belongs to the US Forest Service, not the National Parks. My mistake.

    I am pretty sure the last time I was there, I perhaps, might have been, maybe was carrying concealed. I don't exactly remember. I do remember going into the building.
     
  15. CarlMc

    CarlMc Safely north of Seattle Active Member

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