§ 15.064 POSSESSION OF A LOADED
FIREARM IN A PUBLIC PLACE.
(A) It is unlawful for any person in a public
place, to carry a firearm upon the person, or while in
a vehicle in a public place, unless all ammunition
has been removed from the chamber and from the
cylinder, clip, or magazine. A person who violates
this section is subject to penalty even if the person
did not know that ammunition was in the cylinder,
chamber, clip or magazine.
(B) The prohibitions of subsection (A) of this
section do not apply to or affect:
(1) Those listed in ORS 166.173(2).
(2) Licensed hunters engaged in lawful
(3) Persons engaged in target shooting at an
established shooting range, shooting gallery or other
area designed and built for the purpose of target
(4) A government employee authorized or
required by his or her employment or office to carry
(5) A security guard employed at a
financial institution insured by the Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation and an armed security
professional that is certified by the Department of
Public Safety Standards and Training while on duty.
(6) Any person otherwise authorized by law
to possess a loaded firearm in a public place.
(7) A person with written authorization
from the Multnomah County Sheriff or his designee.
(C) It is unlawful for any person who possesses
a firearm, clip or magazine in or upon a public
place, or while in a vehicle in a public place, to
refuse to permit a peace officer to inspect that
firearm, clip or magazine after the peace officer has
identified himself or herself as such. The
prohibitions of this subsection do not apply to or
affect the persons listed in subsection (B) of this
(Ord. 1203, Amended 7/11/13; Ord. 1199, passed 4/25/13)