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    http://www.oregoncatalyst.com/index....ue-update.html

    University System “Non-Response” on Firearms Issue
    By State Representative Kim Thatcher,

    (Salem) The Oregon University System (OUS) responded to a letter from 34 legislators urging them to revise their policies on whether holders of a Concealed Handgun License (CHL) could carry firearms on campus. Below is a statement by State Representative Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer, Newberg, St. Paul) regarding this new development.

    “While I thank the University System for their consideration of this matter, the response we received is a ‘non-response’. The outcome of the case in Medford could take years to resolve if it goes all the way to the US Supreme Court level. Meanwhile, lawful citizens of our state are being denied a legal right to have firearms on our college campuses if they have a CHL. I find it ironic that the OUS wants to leave the final decision up to the Oregon Legislature since it is that body which already passed a state law stating very clearly that CHL holders are allowed to carry on University campuses. The fact remains that people with CHLs are expected to, and do conduct themselves to a higher standard than most people. Their ability to conduct themselves properly does not end the moment they cross the property line of a college. I would hate to see further legal action, but that may be the only remedy for some of the parties at this point. I do appreciate the University System’s willingness to review this matter, I am hopeful the policies will change to comply with current Oregon law as soon as possible.”



    For further background on this issue use the following links:

    1) Letter from OUS to Legislators June 30th, 2009

    http://www.leg.state.or.us/press_rel...her_061809.pdf

    2) Letter Sent to OUS June 18th, 2009 http://www.leg.state.or.us/press_rel...her_061809.pdf

    http://www.leg.state.or.us/press_rel...her_061809.pdf

    3) Letter Sent to OUS February 6th, 2009

    http://www.leg.state.or.us/press_rel...her_020609.pdf

    4) Oregon Revised Statues 166.170 Oregon Revised Statutes 166.370

    http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/home.htm


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    Holy smokes! You mean there's a legislator with a grain of common sense in Oregon?? Whod'a thunk it??!!:celebrate

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    She was nice enough to drop by to pay us a visit for 2nd Amendment Week over here at Oregon State.

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    Well, to be perfectly honest: OUS's policy against CCW in no way deterred me from CC-ing while I was attending classes in one of their Universities before I graduated last month.

    I broke no laws, only illegal rules. I feel no remorse.
    I WILL NOT leave myself defenseless due to their hoplophobia...



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    New member here, mostly because of this issue having "gotten under my skin".

    I'm a vet that will be attending Junior and then SOU for the next four years, hopefully starting this semester if the VA get's moving. I've always been one of those that walks past "no guns" signs when I know I'm legal and have no intention of leaving my personal protection in the hands of a university system simply because they have an illegal (per state law) administrative rule.

    I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who choses to exercise my rights and not allow those rights to be intimidated away from me.
    "The Second Amendment speaks nothing to an unfettered Right". (Post # 100)
    "Restrictions are not infringements. Bans are infringements.--if it reaches beyond Reasonable bans". (Post # 103)
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    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...ons-Bill/page5

    Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, nothing in any of my posts should be considered legal advice. If you need legal advice, consult a reputable attorney, not an internet forum.

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