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    OPEN CARRY AND 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS Sheriff Pat Garrett

    Seems like the Sheriff got it right. For anyone who does not get the Washington County monthly news letter, this was the main headline. The only thing I have a question about is the posted "No Firearms" private property. I'm pretty sure you have to be asked to leave and fail to comply before you can be trespassed.



    "OPEN CARRY AND 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS

    Whether it's a woman in a coffee shop wearing a .38 caliber handgun or a guy walking down the street with an AR-15 rifle, such open carry displays often result in 911 calls and generate public discussion. We want to provide some facts and let you know what you can expect from your Sheriff's Office.
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    For people who are not Concealed Handgun License (CHL) Holders
    Oregon is an "open carry" state. That means state law does not significantly restrict a person's constitutional Second Amendment right to openly carry a loaded firearm. However, some cities, such as Portland, Tigard and Beaverton, prohibit open carry of loaded firearms in their cities as allowed by ORS 166.173.
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    Open carry is not allowed everywhere.**Where possession of firearms is unlawful,*open carry is unlawful, such as on school property.* Private property owners and business can also prohibit possession of firearms; for example, bars, malls and movie theaters often post notice of the prohibition.
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    The law applies differently to Concealed Handgun License holders
    CHL holders are not bound by city ordinances that restrict possession or carry of firearms under ORS 166.173.* CHL holders may carry firearms openly or concealed throughout the state. They may also carry openly at locations where open carry is not allowed, such as public schools.* (Keep in mind that schools are closed campuses, so even a CHL holder needs to follow school protocols for visitors.)**CHL holders are also restricted from carrying at posted private businesses and they are restricted from carrying in some public buildings - federal buildings and courts are examples.
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    Last month, there were several instances where a man was openly and legally carrying a gun near schools. Parents wanted to know what police would do to ensure school safety when 911 is called. The bottom line is that deputies will respond and try to learn the subject's*intentions - such incidents are understandably alarming. Deputies are empowered, even if a person is carrying a weapon legally, to provide a visible presence on school property any time there is a level of concern for the safety of students, staff or the public.

    Sheriff Pat Garrett"
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    Really gives you some hope for this county.

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    So it would seem the provocative act of openly carrying a rifle prompted this response?

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    I got the impression it was a women open carrying a 38 special in Starbucks that prompted this.

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    From the OP, I see this:

    Last month, there were several instances where a man was openly and legally carrying a gun near schools.

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