Haha actually knife laws are pretty straightforward compared to the gun laws, I got a good mix between every use and tactical pocket knife from Benchmade and that's good to goNothing says you should hold off until you get your permit, you'll want to get out and practice/train, and get used to your piece, as well as having it available for home protection! And it's not like it's going to go to waste just sitting, weather it's in your safe, or your holster on your person!
And, you think the gun laws in this state are stupid, try carrying a knife!
Talk about screwed up laws!
IMHO......I'm planning to purchase my first handgun, followed hopefully by a rifle soon. I live in Salem and I don't have my CHL. Reading Oregon "Open Carry" laws vs each governing body being able to enact their own regulations, I'm trying to figure out how one is able to realistically open carry in most of Oregon, as it seems you can't open carry "loaded" a LOT. Are we supposed to open carry the unloaded gun holstered with a mag in a separate pocket? If driving a SUV with one continuous compartment is the weapon in the cargo area with a combination trigger lock sufficient as "inaccessible" or does it need to be unloaded as well, or gun and ammo completely locked up or locked up separately? Seems like my 2A rights to "bear" are getting pretty infringed upon and I haven't even purchased yet. Sorry if I'm overreacting I just didn't want to go to law school to avoid being a felon, just want to buy a few guns and take em places other than the gun safe.
Take a class that combines Oregon with Utah. Those two CHLs cover you in about 40 states.Yeah, I already have the Benchmade and keychain pepper spray, I tried and liked the feel of the Glock 48 MOS, but I might hold off on purchasing until the CHL comes in, it's hard enough to find it right now and I don't need an expensive paperweight in the meantime thanks for your help and suggestions
This. Even if legal, in today's political environment, some might find it to be common sense not to open carry. Which might be perceived by others as a provocation. AND, unless you live or work there, or have a medical appointment, it's probably wise to stay out of the cities anyway.City = Anti-gun attitude, especially the bigger ones.
Yes, I've experienced this at Fred Meyer gas pumps. First, they came up and asked for money. Then they started coming up with an empty gas can while you were pumping so you'd shoot a gallon or two into it. Maybe they thought it was an easier touch than asking openly for money. I have no qualms about about saying no in any form. I've seen them drive up to the gas area, park in a corner, bum gas, then go pour it into their car and drive away. They didn't run out, they just wanted free gas."Excuse me, I'ma little down on my luck" and "OH", um, um, I'll just be moving along now...
I agree in this day and age unless as you say, you're out in the country and virtually alone. Concealed carry is the way to go if you're gonna carry in town. The element of the unknown can be a deterrent. If I'm out at a gravel pit, opening shooting, for sure I open carry. That way any potential evil-doer knows I'm armed 100% and may hesitate to jump me for my guns. Which has happened to others from time to time. And it's highly unlikely that there are any Karens about to object.Generally any open carry is a bad idea. It’s just an advertisement for badguys to do bad things.
Not legally.So long story short basically I'm getting from everyone "you can't really open carry in Oregon, gun safe until your CHL comes in the mail." This state is ridiculous
Thanks for this, I'm prior Navy so I know all about the damn lib briefs always corny as f***! And yeah, I've gotten myself into enough trouble over the years WITHOUT being actually armed that I'm not looking to get in bracelets BECAUSE of my constitutional right being unconstitutionally infringed upon by my own state. It's just hard to believe that the people that might hurt me are going to have easier access to do so that I as a law abiding citizen do to stop them in the first place. Makes you shake your head in disbelief, what else can you do? Once you lose 2A ground, you don't usually ever get it back.Not legally.
Whenever we were about to get released on liberty, we'd have a "liberty briefing" (Marines LOVE ceremonies) with the company Gunny and CO and the very last thing the CO would say to us is, "If you drink, don't drive. If you drink and drive... DON'T GET CAUGHT" (everyone said that last line together. raahhh... teamwork).
Smart move, getting the information ironed out BEFORE the coppers get ahold of you.
I came to OR from AZ... I had a choice. It looked great on paper as far as gun law, classic car regulations, land usage, real estate prices,stuff like that. The situation on the ground is a bit different and it cost me a misdemeanor weapons posession charge before I got serious about learning the laws. Had I known, I would have still carried, but I DAM sure would have been a lot more cagey about it until I got my CHL. None of this should be interpreted as advice or advocacy, simply my opinion.
Not a great time to be applying for a CHL, but you're in the same boat as a lot of others who are just getting started. Make sure you dot the I's and cross the T's so you don't cause yourself delays.
You're correct... this state IS ridiculous.
But crims will always crim. They have MANY advantages over the law abiding, not just the ability to carry concealed. They also have the ability to steal, yet you can't shoot them for it. They also have the ability to carry out a sneak attack and knock you unconscious, rendering you unable to to shoot them. Being unfazed by the slim possibilities of going to jail/prison is what gives them the advantage. Well that and political wussies. And Soros supported DAs.Like the post titles, trying to NOT be a felon, no interest in the grey bar hotel
You probably already have your CHL I'm assuming, or don't need one of you're from Texas I gather. I'm specifically referring to the options when not having one yet. I don't have your in pipe option without the possible consequence of prison. And I like my butt sex to be consensual."There, holster carry a gun unloaded with an unloaded mag in a pocket and my defensive rounds in another pocket."
Ah, not me.
I carry with one in the pipe with a fully loaded (with JHP's) spare mag and a big ole honking knife...sometimes two.