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    Californian visiting Gold Beach

    Just looking to set my mind at ease.

    I'll be riding my motorcycle up the coast and spending the night in Gold Beach.

    From what I have read, there is no problem with Loaded Open Carry in this part of the state?
    ( I don't have a concealed carry permit)
    Also, just want to be sure the restriction on carrying in a "public building" doesn't apply to retail stores, hotels, etc.

    Thank you in advance.

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    166.360 Definitions for ORS 166.360 to 166.380. As used in ORS 166.360 to 166.380, unless the context requires otherwise:

    (1) “Capitol building” means the Capitol, the State Office Building, the State Library Building, the Labor and Industries Building, the State Transportation Building, the Agriculture Building or the Public Service Building and includes any new buildings which may be constructed on the same grounds as an addition to the group of buildings listed in this subsection.

    (2) “Court facility” means a courthouse or that portion of any other building occupied by a circuit court, the Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court or the Oregon Tax Court or occupied by personnel related to the operations of those courts, or in which activities related to the operations of those courts take place.

    (3) “Loaded firearm” means:

    (a) A breech-loading firearm in which there is an unexpended cartridge or shell in or attached to the firearm including but not limited to, in a chamber, magazine or clip which is attached to the firearm.

    (b) A muzzle-loading firearm which is capped or primed and has a powder charge and ball, shot or projectile in the barrel or cylinder.

    (4) “Public building” means a hospital, a capitol building, a public or private school, as defined in ORS 339.315, a college or university, a city hall or the residence of any state official elected by the state at large, and the grounds adjacent to each such building. The term also includes that portion of any other building occupied by an agency of the state or a municipal corporation, as defined in ORS 297.405, other than a court facility.

    (5) “Weapon” means:

    (a) A firearm;

    (b) Any dirk, dagger, ice pick, slingshot, metal knuckles or any similar instrument or a knife other than an ordinary pocket knife, the use of which could inflict injury upon a person or property;

    (c) Mace, tear gas, pepper mace or any similar deleterious agent as defined in ORS 163.211;

    (d) An electrical stun gun or any similar instrument;

    (e) A tear gas weapon as defined in ORS 163.211;

    (f) A club, bat, baton, billy club, bludgeon, knobkerrie, nunchaku, nightstick, truncheon or any similar instrument, the use of which could inflict injury upon a person or property; or

    (g) A dangerous or deadly weapon as those terms are defined in ORS 161.015. [1969 c.705 §1; 1977 c.769 §2; 1979 c.398 §1; 1989 c.982 §4; 1993 c.741 §2; 1999 c.577 §2; 1999 c.782 §6; 2001 c.201 §1]

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    I was hoping for a more simpler answer, like yes, you're clear to carry in Gold Beach, but thanks for the reply.

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    Yes, it is legal to open carry a loaded firearm, but some city/county have the right to ban loaded firearms. To my knowledge, the city up northwest ban most loaded firearms such as Portland, independence city, Salem, and much more. To be 100% sure, I would look up the city and county ordinance or just carry unloaded till you are 100% sure it is legal. If you had a license for concealed handgun for Oregon then those local gun ban no longer have power over you.

    I hope that answer your question.

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    Thank You

    I didn't see Gold Beach listed as a prohibited city on the Oregon OC Pamphlet, so I should be good to go.

    Thanks again!

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    I just check city code of Gold Beach, they only have a ordinance for discharge of a firearm.

    Here is a site to direct you.

    http://www.goldbeachoregon.gov/wp-co...fense-Code.pdf

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    Much appreciated. No LOADED Open Carry in Parks. That's good to know. I guess if I go to a park (which is very likely) I'll just have to roll ala California - Unloaded - but still OC.

    Thanks again.

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    Without an Oregon CHL you should also be wary of schools since the federal gun-free school zone act. I doubt a city or state officer would bother with it unless you gave them a reason to go out of their way to do so.

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