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Portland Expo Gun Show Sunday 02/06/2011 gun theft

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by ruger45blackhawk, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. ruger45blackhawk

    ruger45blackhawk milwaukie Active Member

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    Can anyone verify the the alleged 3 handgun theft on Sunday 02/06/2011?
    The Portland Police were at the exit that everyone was being directed to. Backpacks were searched as well as woman's purses and people had to lift jackets and shirts.
    The police were polite and apologized for the inconvenience.
    Not to complain about this if it was true but I hope it was not a ploy to use scare tactics against law abiding citizens into not attending gun shows believing they might be searched?
    Sam Adams comes to mind??
    I know all the vendors don't have cables through all there guns and cannot watch all their wares 100% of the time but---
     
  2. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    I was there and did not see that
     
  3. ruger45blackhawk

    ruger45blackhawk milwaukie Active Member

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    This was happening in the early afternoon. The police may have given up after I left??? But they were searching people!!
     
  4. Coolbreeze8804

    Coolbreeze8804 Oregon New Member

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    My understanding, (second hand, as I was not searched and did not discuss personally with the PD), is that three handguns were stolen (from a dealer table), Local LEO's searched everyone leaving as it was a secured crime site, found the perp, and then stopped searching. Seemed reasonable to me under the circumstances, but in retrospect, I can see how tis type behavior may not be acceptable as it is too easy to abuse.

    I will withhold my opinion until I have mulled the issue over a drink with friends, and by then, I won't be worth asking about it....
     
  5. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    haha I was there from 11am to close and didn't see any of this. I bet all the people that were carrying and said they weren't when walking in were pretty upset.
     
  6. ruger45blackhawk

    ruger45blackhawk milwaukie Active Member

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    Glad they found the perp!! We do not need any bad publicity over something like this!!