BUCKDODGER wrote:You will get nothing but opinions here. If you want "pure clairifcation from someone who knows" and I assume you want to add "that I can count on" then I suggest you hire a lawyer to give you advice. And even then you will get an "opinion." It will be an educated opinion but it will still be an opinion none-the-less.IN PORTLAND, OREGON:
1. Can I open carry my handgun without a licence? And how do I do that?
(Loaded? Clip seperate? Etc...)
2. What about AR15 Pistols?
(.223 and/or 5.56? Magazine amount fine?)
I know this is a somewhat redundant post... but after searching this forum, I have come accross many opinions. Opinions are dangerouse in this genre. I need pure clarification from someone who knows. Not an opinion. Please.
But here are some things that might help you form YOUR opinion:
166.210 Definitions.As used in ORS 166.250 to 166.270, 166.291 to 166.295 and 166.410 to 166.470:
(3) “Firearm” means a weapon, by whatever name known, which is designed to expel a projectile by the action of powder and which is readily capable of use as a weapon.
(5) “Handgun” means any pistol or revolver using a fixed cartridge containing a propellant charge, primer and projectile, and designed to be aimed or fired otherwise than from the shoulder.
(11) “Short-barreled rifle” means a rifle having one or more barrels less than 16 inches in length and any weapon made from a rifle if the weapon has an overall length of less than 26 inches.
[Amended by 1977 c.769 §1; 1979 c.779 §3; 1989 c.839 §1; 1993 c.735 §14; 1995 c.670 §3; 1999 c.1040 §2; 2001 c.666 §§32,44; 2003 c.614 §7; 2007 c.368 §1]
166.250 Unlawful possession of firearms. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section or ORS 166.260, 166.270, 166.274, 166.291, 166.292 or 166.410 to 166.470, a person commits the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm if the person knowingly:[/b]
(a) Carries any firearm concealed upon the person;
(b) Possesses a handgun that is concealed and readily accessible to the person within any vehicle; or
(3) Firearms carried openly in belt holsters are not concealed within the meaning of this section.
(4) Unlawful possession of a firearm is a Class A misdemeanor. [Amended by 1979 c.779 §4; 1985 c.543 §3; 1989 c.839 §13; 1993 c.732 §1; 1993 c.735 §12; 1999 c.1040 §1; 2001 c.666 §§33,45; 2003 c.614 §8]166.173 Authority of city or county to regulate possession of loaded firearms in public places. (1) A city or county may adopt ordinances to regulate, restrict or prohibit the possession of loaded firearms in public places as defined in ORS 161.015.
And from the Portland Code:
To provide anything else to you would be an opinion and it doesn't sound like you want that. Oh, wait a minute, that was my opinion...sorry.14A.60.010 Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place. class=small- Printable Version
A. It is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess or carry a firearm, in or upon a public place, including while in a vehicle in a public place, recklessly having failed to remove all the ammunition from the firearm.
B. It is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess or carry a firearm and that firearm’s clip or magazine, in or upon a public place, including while in a vehicle in a public place, recklessly having failed to remove all the ammunition from the clip or magazine.