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Oregon Supreme Court Rules Ban on Loaded Guns in Public Places is Constitutional

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Oregon Supreme Court Rules Ban on Loaded Guns in Public Places is Constitutional

Last Thursday the Oregon Supreme Court ruled that an ordinance banning individuals from carrying loaded firearms in the city of Portland is constitutional.

The plaintiff, Jonathan D. Christian, was arrested for bringing a bag containing weapons into a convenience store in 2008. Though it appears that Christian didn’t have any intent to use the weapons unlawfully, nearby police officers found the bag to be suspicious.

Christian was discovered to have and empty gun holster, a loaded magazine, two knives, and pepper spray. The bag he carried contained two semi-automatic 9mm handguns and additional magazines.

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