Skip to comments.Oregon Supreme Court finds Portland law prohibiting loaded guns in public places constitutional
Posted on 08/15/2013 8:23:36 PM PDT by hiho hiho
A city of Portland ordinance that prohibits carrying loaded guns in public places does not violate a person's right to bear arms, the Oregon Supreme Court has ruled The decision in State and City of Portland v. Jonathan D. Christian, released Thursday, is believed to be the first time the state's highest court has weighed in on the ordinance. The justices' endorsement of the law's constitutionality comes as communities across the country continue a heated debate over government regulations of firearms.
(Excerpt) Read more at oregonlive.com ...
A gun without bullets is just a stick ... or a rock.
And the freedom of speech is guaranteed so long as you can’t actually say anything.
Is an Oregon State Forest a “Public Place?”
Inquisitive minds of hunters want to know.
Clip in my left hand gun in my right. BS law but it won’t stop real men or women from carrying.
I think the decision is clearly unconstitutional. One of the purposes of the right to bear arms is the right to self-defense, and a gun is pretty much worthless for self-defense until it is loaded. This ruling is equivalent to saying that the 1st Amendment protects all speech except speech critical of the government.
Unlike rodeo clowns, “judge” clowns don’t wear Obama masks when they’re goofing off and pulling their antics.
and which Constitution was that?
Years ago, CA decided that you could Open Carry only if the Gun was unloaded.
Last year, CA decided that Open Carry is Illegal.
Now, CA is passing Laws banning Rifles with “removable” Magazines and is “registering” people who buy Ammo.
Drip, drip, drip. Too bad about Oregon.
when a missle is ARMED...it is a weapon...when it AINT...its simply an expensive piece of hardware.
Logically the same would hold true for a firearm
it isnt a firearm if it cant be FIRED and it cant be fired unless its loaded.
Our FREEDOM to bear arms doesnt state anything about an UNLOADED WEAPONS.
did this court confer with Prince Barry...Soetero prior to making this so called decision>??
Naw, They have plenty of their own smart people in Portland.
Guess we won’t go up to Portland any more.
I assume it’ll be kicked up to the next court instantly.
Id say the judge who be overturned.....its DECISIONS at any rate
turning it over the KNEE and JUDICIOUSLY applying a series of whacks would I guess be asking too much.
Well, at least the citizens of Portland can now feel secure that their gang bangers won’t have any ammo in their guns. (s)
I believe Balmy (not the weather kind) Portland is the city wherein, not long ago, an armed man duly permitted to carry concealed put a stop to a shooting rampage in a shopping mall by putting the mad shooter down.
Apparently the Ruling Blind Mice didn’t appreciate that outcome.
Excuse me, mr robber, I must load my firearm. Would you give me a fair chance?
so the guards and police in public locations in Portland won’t have loaded weapons.... right?
didn’t think so
The moron judge should get a dictionary
A city of Portland ordinance that prohibits CARRYING loaded guns in public places does not violate a person's right to BEAR arms,
1887 Webster`s Dictionary:
"to bear, bear v.t., 1. to support and move; or CARRY"
The young man who stopped the shopping mall shooter in Oregon.....that happened just days before Sandy Hook last December.
The shooter saw the young conceal carry guy aiming a firearm at him. The shooter stopped shooting, then ran off and shot himself.
Before you all get too exercised over this, you might want to read the case and understand the facts. Here’s the link to the opinion.
Here’s a synopsis. This defendant dropped a bag o concealed guns, some loaded, inside a store and left them to go squat outside. More weapons and ammo concealed on his person. No concealed carry permit. The Portland city ordinance in question has ample exceptions built into it (including concealed carry permittees, hunters and fishers on the way to or from hunting and fishing, folks going to and from target shooting, and anyone else permitted by law to carry for self defense purposes).
Lets not overreact.
And when people dial 911 to report shooting, they'll have to bear in mind that judges are already declaring that citizens have no constitutional right to police protection.
But this is undoubtedly because the Founding States had made the 2nd Amendment to make it clear that citizens are responsible for policing themselves.
And speaking of Portland, OR, its' been less than a year since a gunner killed himself and 2 others in a mall outside Portland.
If a round is not in the pipe, how can it be described as loaded?
Lets not overreact.
Killjoy. Your synopsis took all the fun out of this thread.
We are told NOT to judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few fringe lunatics, but ...we are encouraged TO judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.
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