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'readily accessible' legal for CHL holder?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by RallySoob, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    I was having a debate about this with a friend. Not sure the answer

    Can a person keep a loaded pistol in say...the cup holder of their car or somewhere else that deems it 'readily accessible' if they have a CHL?

    I was under the impression that once you have a CHL you can keep it pretty much anywhere you would like. My friend seems to go back to a topic in our CHL class where the instructor had told us we should put a small safe in our car and have it locked up in that safe while driving. I'm not the best at reading the laws so I thought I could get away with just sasking you guys instead ;)
     
  2. joeroket

    joeroket Everett,Wa. Active Member

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    ORS 166.250 does not apply to persons with a CHL.

    166.260¹
    Persons not affected by ORS 166.250

    (H) A person who is licensed under ORS 166.291 (Issuance of concealed handgun license) and 166.292 (Procedure for issuing) to carry a concealed handgun.
     
  3. scooter

    scooter Medford, OR Member

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    With a CHL you can have a loaded pistol wherever you wish in your car.
     
  4. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    ok great thanks. I knew that I knew that... just confirming. That's what I had been doing on long drives where the holsters can get a little uncomfortable plus you never know how fast you might need to get to it
     
  5. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Looks kind of like the one the NRA sells on their site.

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  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Why not just use some 550 paracord and one of your unused holsters and save your money?
     
  8. gogoDawgs

    gogoDawgs Federal Way, WA Active Member

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    With a CHL you are exempt. You could duct tape it to your forehead if you so choose....
     
  9. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to see that. The image it puts in my mind is quite humorous.
     
  10. boxer13

    boxer13 PNW Active Member

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    Correct me if I'm wrong it sounds like a grey area but I think that if you have a passenger who is in the car who doesn't have a CHL you shouldn't have the gun near where they can access it (i.e. glovebox, passenger side door, etc)

    I'll look it up to double-check but I think I remember hearing something along those lines.
     
  11. joeroket

    joeroket Everett,Wa. Active Member

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    I guess one could make that argument but I would imagine that it would be a non-issue for LEO. If they did try to cite/arrest a person for it while the licensed owner of the pistol was in the car, especially if it was the firearm owners car, it would be easily arguable in court. Wa. law is written much better in my opinion for car carry.

    (2)(a) A person shall not carry or place a loaded pistol in any vehicle unless the person has a license to carry a concealed pistol and: (i) The pistol is on the licensee's person, (ii) the licensee is within the vehicle at all times that the pistol is there, or (iii) the licensee is away from the vehicle and the pistol is locked within the vehicle and concealed from view from outside the vehicle.