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Open Carry... Rifle

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by MP Sgt, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. MP Sgt

    MP Sgt Eugene, OR Member

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    I've been looking around, has anyone seen information pertaining to open carry of a rifle in Oregon?
     
  2. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    Same thing as with handguns - certain municipalities prohibit that, but CHL provides an exemption. There definitely would be more attention from the police though :)
     
  3. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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    I think its ok as long as its on a sling. You probably wouldn't want to be carrying it in both hands in a ready positition :D . When i lived up in Oakridge i saw people walking around downtown all the time with a shotgun or rifle slung over the shoulder. Eugene would probably be more relaxed than portland but seeing how the officers harrassed HOSSUSMC on youtube while open carrying his handgun, I'd be weary.

    Stopped for Open Carry in Eugene Oregon - YouTube
     
  4. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Sorry don't care about anyone who runs around with a camera looking for a fight with the local LEO.
    This is where YouTube sucks,IMO
     
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  5. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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    When doing something completely legal is considered "looking for a fight", we know who's "looking for a fight" & it isn't the citizen who happens to be doing something legal.
     
  6. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Thinking and KNOWING are 2 very different things. I am not up on OR law since I do not live there.

    You need to know what the actual law says (if there is one) because if the law says it is only OK on a sling then it would be illegal to ever take it off and use it................
     
  7. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You make a good point but I think the guy knew that it was going to get him a reaction and filming himself to prove he's a martyr seems silly to me.
     
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  8. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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    Well Oakridge is a very small town (pop 3205) & they have 10 police officers that on a regular basis get to see people walking down their main street with rifles & shotguns slung over their shoulders. Never heard of them making any fuss towards anyone. Regardless if the law said you can have it slung over your shoulder but you can NOT take it off, in order to defend someone. People will still do the right thing & defend someone ;)
     
  9. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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    That guy does open carry everyday. The camera was intended for his protection against the police, way more than that gun was. When someone wants you to obey them, its best you find a way to make them obey you no less. Or else you're gonna be their new pet.
     
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  10. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    You completely missed the point of my post. WHERE in your laws (OR) does it say it is legal to carry a rifle slung? Which of your laws says what is and what isn't legal when carrying a firearm? Are there different laws for handguns and long guns?

    Here is a hint, there is NOTHING I can find in your laws about slings, ORS Chapter 166 - Offenses Against Public Order; Firearms and Other Weapons; Racketeering - 2009 Oregon Revised Statutes

    Again there is no such thing as "kind of" legal/illegal, it either is or is not and is very specific.
     
  11. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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    Great point & i agree. Everything was legal at one point before it ever got deemed illegal. So when it's not specifically considered "illegal", its not an issue.
     
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  12. MP Sgt

    MP Sgt Eugene, OR Member

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    I am not looking for a fight with the cops. Hell, I just left law enforcement. I also am not willing to back down if someone with a badge makes the wrong call. I don't give up my rights.

    The question really was, however, simply curiosity. I don't really plan walking around downtown with my AK, my sidearm suffices.
     
  13. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    When all these idiots are carrying cameras everywhere just to make videos to catch someone infringing on their rights. That lame o in Beaverton? that always is on camera with the cops called on him?
    I just feel if you are filming your every move,you are looking for bubblegum to happen.

    YMMV
     
  14. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Oh come on now,you know they write the laws as to be "gray".

    Isn't Oregon the same as Washington as to if it isn't stated as illegal then it is legal?
     
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  15. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Now if this is a daily occurrence with him and the cops,then I see why he did this.
    But there are many on YouTube doing what I said and looking for trouble.
    The other one was the guy in CA OCing with the unloaded gun,just to make his 10 vids for the webbernetten.