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Open Carry Near Schools

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Ntaylor25, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Ntaylor25

    Ntaylor25 Salem, OR Member

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    I know its probably not the greatest of ideas but I live right across the street from a school and I would like to open carry(haven't yet). I just want to make sure there are no laws I would be breaking by being in a close proximity to the school. I looked it up but couldn't find much info. Can anybody help me out??
     
  2. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    OpenCarry.org - State Information For Oregon

    A lot of laws depend on if you have a CHL or not, but it appears Salem has some kind of ordinance against open carry. I would strongly suggest you purchase and read the book "Understanding Oregon's Gun Laws." It is a great resource to go for answers regarding Oregon's clear as mud gun laws.
     
  3. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    (and I'll probably get "hammered" for this), I don't think open carry anywhere is a good idea. It may (or may not) be legal but it just gives the "anti's" more ammunition to take what rights we still have away.

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  4. mvert16

    mvert16 ft bragg nc New Member

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    i believe the law states that you can not carry concealed or open on any federal or school property.
     
  5. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    This is a common misconception that many law enforcement agencies even have. There is a Federal regulation on guns near or on public school property but CHL holders are exempt from this. Many state agencies and local sheriff's would like you to believe there is a state law regarding guns and schools but there is not as long as you have a CHL.
     
  6. Ntaylor25

    Ntaylor25 Salem, OR Member

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    I'm not worried about being on school property with it but I would like to know if I would be breaking a law by just being within a school zone and open carrying.
     
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  7. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    If you don't have a CHL and you live in Salem I would be worried about open carrying period as it appears Salem has some open carry ordinance. If you live in a local jurisdiction that has not banned open carry and you live within 1000 feet of a school you would not be breaking any laws if you open carry. If you live more than 1000 feet from a school and open carry within 1000 feet with no CHL you would be violating federal law. Again, this all hinges on whether or not you have your CHL.
     
  8. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    Worried a sixth grader is going to come take your lunch money?
     
  9. Ntaylor25

    Ntaylor25 Salem, OR Member

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    Yeah in Salem you can't carry loaded without a CHL which unfortunately is 2 more years away for me. You answered my question though thanks!
     
  10. Ntaylor25

    Ntaylor25 Salem, OR Member

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    Hahah nah man 6th graders are nothin' I'm talkin' the real troublemakers....elementary school kids
     
  11. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    News Flash:

    There ARE "little thugs" in 6th grade these days... little "gangsta's" actin' all bad tryin' to imitate "Uncle Tio" wearing the hoodie and/or hat with "LA" or "13" on it (means "La Eme" for Mexican Mafia), baggy pants, headband.... believe it.
     
  12. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    :D Now that is funny bubblegum right there.

    Someone on here posted about a cop getting his panties in a bind because he had a gun in the car whilst driving by the school

    What could they do if you are in your own yard?
     
  13. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Near schools with a CHL? Eh, it's fine. Heck, I do it sometimes.

    Open carry on school campus? While technically legal it is probably a pretty bad idea.
     
  14. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I know the kids are faster than me
     
  15. mvert16

    mvert16 ft bragg nc New Member

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    there is a law for weapons on school property. this is it thats all i know. ORS 161.015 (2)
     
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    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    ORS 161.015 is just general definitions of words and terms used in the laws as far as I can tell after a quick glance...
     
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    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    I'd look at the first part of your post...you know its a bad idea in your gut, so why do it? Unless you have some reason to, in terms of protection...it sounds like a very bad idea. I have two boys in school and if I saw a guy across the street with a gun on his hip...it would definitely raise my blood pressure until I figured out what he was doing.

    I'd recommend thinking long and hard about it before you do it.
     
  18. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    how did so many go from the guy living across the street to hime wanking around open carrying on school grounds?

    If I saw a guy open carrying across the street if he is a good guy I would be very happy to have him look out for my kids.
     
  19. Ntaylor25

    Ntaylor25 Salem, OR Member

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    Hahaha I am a good guy. I don't want to carry on school grounds but if I were to go anywhere I would be entering a school zone so that is my only concern.
     
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    absoluterik07 Salem, OR Member

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    Well little brosky since you don't have your chl yet you just have to deal with the fact that you look like you're still 12 and hope that any cops do t think you actually go to school there! Haha but seriously I think you're fine as long as you dont have any ammo readily accessible in which case, what's the point? :)