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Open Carry

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by riverrat373, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. riverrat373

    riverrat373 Washington State Member

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    We need to write or email our state representatives in Olympia and have the "in a manner that warrants alarm" phrase clarified or worded better so that every dope that sees someone open carrying and calls the LEOs does not result in a ticket for the open carrier!:thumbup:
     
  2. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    Yes, they need to define that.. What may not alarm me may alarm you!
     
  3. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    In Oregon, our strong open-carry laws allow a CHL carrier the safety of accidentally revealing their gun. If I take off my sweatshirt, say, and my shirt pulls up showing my gun, the open-carry law allows me to be carrying.

    But open-carry laws really shouldn't be used to actually carry. Carrying open is a little unsafe IMO.
     
  4. gogoDawgs

    gogoDawgs Federal Way, WA Active Member

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    If you are in one of the banned cities, i.e. Portland, Beaverton, Salem, Tigard, Oregon City, Dallas, Independence, Bend or Newport then you are banned from OC unless you have a government permission slip.

    Is it unsafe for the police, military, or me?
     
  5. gogoDawgs

    gogoDawgs Federal Way, WA Active Member

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    Writing them will get us little to nowhere. To get a bill through the legislature we need a few things. A legislature with a different makeup. A sympathetic legislature to sponsor the bill. Time, energy and money to lobby for the change.

    I have started a poll on OCDO that is asking if you are willing to financially support a Washington State based group that would promote carry and work to change/clarify our laws. The link is here. I ask all that would like more information and education on OC and CC to join us in the conversation.

    Would you financially support the establishment of a Washington State group?