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Multnomah County Sheriff suspends concealed weapons permits to out-of-state (WA) residents

Source: opb.org

“So the sheriff made the decision to go ahead and focus on Multnomah County resident applications, try and reduce that backlog, and then we’ll re-open the process for Washington State residents who have business here in Oregon.”

Oregon is a little different than most states in that while resident CCW licenses are required by law (shall issue) if the person meets the requirements, non-resident CCW licenses (contiguous states only) are completely discretionary (may issue). This means that the it can (and does) vary from county to county. I know of at least one county that simply does not issue to non-Oregon residents.

It would appear that the Multnomah County is currently inundated by applications. We can assume that since they get a lot of WA applications because of Portland. They state that they will reopen the applications at least from WA in the future. What about the other states, I wonder?

Is it coincidental to the fact that Multinomah County just passed some interesting new firearm restrictions? New restrictions include the open carrying of a firearm while hiking and making it illegal to have a loaded magazine in “public” even if you don’t have a firearm! See source: Oregonian

I guess we will find out what happens in the future.

Clackamas Mall Shooter was stopped by a CCW without firing a shot!

NWCN Article

Oregon News
Clackamas man, armed, confronts mall shooter

by Mike Benner

NWCN.com

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 11:03 PM

PORTLAND, Ore … Nick Meli is emotionally drained. The 22-year-old was at Clackamas Town Center with a friend and her baby when a masked man opened fire.

“I heard three shots and turned and looked at Casey and said, ‘are you serious?'”

The friend and baby hit the floor. Meli, who has a concealed carry permit, positioned himself behind a pillar.

“He was working on his rifle,” said Meli. “He kept pulling the charging handle and hitting the side.”

The break in gunfire allowed Meli to pull out his own gun, but he never took his eyes off the shooter.

“As I was going down to pull I saw someone in the back of the charlotte move and I knew if I fired and missed I could hit them.”

Meli took cover inside a nearby store. He never pulled the trigger. He stands by that decision.

“I’m not beating myself up cause I didn’t shoot him,” said Meli. “I know after he saw me I think the last shot he fired was the one he used on himself.”

The gunman was dead, but not before taking two innocent lives with him and taking the innocence of everyone else.

“I don’t ever want to see anyone that way ever,” said Meli. “It just bothers me.”

Oregon: CHL Confidentiality Bill Heads to Governor

This long needed legislation heads to the Governor’s desk. It will protect the names and addresses of ccw’ers. Sheriffs have been relunctant to turn over the info, but a NEWSPAPER sued for the info. The court ruled that ccw’ers had no expectation of privacy and ruled for the newspaper!

http://nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2012/03/oregvion-chl-confidentiality-bill-heads-to-governor.aspx?s=&st=&ps=

Travelling by car to CA … some thoughts on bringing a firearm/ 12 hrs in a car with a pistol strapped to my ankle

So I just drove straight through to California. 12 hour drive-my wife and I alternated driving all night/morning.

I am licensed to CCW for the majority of the trip until the CA border. So I will be darned if I am going to travel across multiple states because one state is ridiculously restricted. I will meet their requirements for that portion of the trip.

Just before the border my 9 shot pistol (Glock 27) – I didn’t want to bring a CA restricted/banned mag since I dont know what the ramifications are – is unloaded, separated from the magazines, locked in a hard case, which is then locked in the trunk. My trunk has a “pass thru” so it is in its own lock box so there no question of it being “secure” (CA definition).

Anyway, I had my Glock 27 strapped to my ankle in a Renegade Leather Holster (great holster by the way). 12 hours? Not a good idea. Not comfortable, in fact hurt my back. As a matter of fact when the little Glock got packed up from hurting itself (per CA law) my back felt better! Definitely not carrying on the ankle back. Good thing I brought my Maxpedition Versipack bag.

I am a big proponent of shoulder holsters for driving but not when it is 95 degrees out. People at gas stations and rest stops look at you funny for wearing a cover garment. Still, if you have AC it is an option. I will have to get one for my Glock 23 and see how comfortable it is. Oh, and I guess, some 10 round mags for it too.

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