I was at the state fair last year was OCing and walked past a couple OSP, they just looked at me and nothing.
No one inside approached me in any manner.
Under the existing rules, from the official page, the prohibition on firearms does not apply to:
Exceptions to the above prohibitions are limited to:
Weapons of OSF law enforcement officials and those carried by persons authorized by law
to carry them when carried in a manner authorized by law;
While state fair personnel may not realize that their own rules specifically allow weapons that are lawful, they do. And since no CHL is required to openly carry, it would seem that open carry without a CHL (and loaded) is also "authorized by law" and therefore not prohibited.
HOWEVER:::::: Be very cautious of the "public building" restrictions for non CHL holders who are open carrying.
But if you don't push the issue, I'm guessing they'll try to turn you away hoping you don't know the law and THEIR OWN RULES.
Isnt that a contradiction? By the very definition of public building the 2A is the standard. Private businesses can of course prohibit what they like and therefore not get a single cent
Here in Oregon "public building" is defined in the law for purposes of firearms carry and those without a CHL are prohibited from carrying "in or on" a "public building". Yes, the 2A says "shall not be infringed" and Oregon's Constitution says we have the right to carry for "defense of ourselves and the state". However, government owns the cops, the courts, and the jails, as well as manipulates the jury (try bringing up jury nullification).
That's not RIGHT but it is the system we must deal with. Particularly those who have neither the time, money, or inclination to become a test case.
We already know the state statute is illegal and therefore void. Only thing to do in the absence of 10s of thousands of dollars is rely on numbers. You think the police would mess with 50 armed men in a state fair with thousands of people and witnesses? I doubt it. Not unless they want a bloodbath and i'm very sure they won't go that far. Or again not with so many people and witnesses in close proximity. They would know as soon as a single shot is fired, they will have 49 others, most of whom would open fire. Noo I can't see them trying it, corrupt as many of them are
That could work, or backfire. I prefer to go about our "war" with the gun grabbers the same way they've been waging it for decades.....one little bit at a time. Picking off the fringes and then looking at the newly frayed edges.
With the potential for violence in the scenario you present, it would be far too easy to win the battle and lose the entire war.