WARNING! WARNING! Danger Will Robinson!
Openly carrying a loaded firearm in Beaverton is not legal without a valid CHL!! This is taken directly from the Beaverton Municipal Codes:
5.08.240 Unlawful Carrying of a Loaded Firearm.
A.No person in a public place shall carry a firearm upon the person unless all ammunition has been removed from the chamber and from the cylinder, clip or magazine.
B.Subsection A of this section does not apply to or affect:
1.A law enforcement officer in the performance of official duty.
2.A member of the military in the performance of official duty.
3.A person licensed to carry a concealed handgun.
4.A person authorized to possess a loaded firearm while in or on a public building under ORS 166.370.
5.Any person summoned by any law enforcement officer to assist in making arrests or preserving the peace, while said person so summoned is actually engaged in assisting the officer.
6.A corrections officer while transporting or accompanying an individual convicted of or arrested for an offense and confined in a place of incarceration or detention while outside the confines of the place of incarceration or detention.
7.When authorized by the officer’s employer, a parole and probation officer, as defined in ORS 181.610, may carry a firearm while engaged in official duties if the officer has completed: (1) A firearms training program recognized by the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training; and (2) A psychological screening.
8.An armed private security officer, proprietary security manager or security contractor certified and permitted by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training to possess a firearm while in the performance of their duties.
C.A person who violates this section commits a Class A misdemeanor. [BC 5.08.240, added by Ordinance No. 4084, 2/7/00]