Second Amendment

Oregon Court Upholds Portland Ban on Carrying Loaded Firearms in Public

Opinion revolves around use of the word "recklessly"


A sharply divided Oregon appeals court upheld Portland's ban on carrying loaded firearms in public, affirming a lower court's conviction of city resident on a pair of concealed weapons charges.

Jonathan Christian was charged with carrying a concealed firearm without a permit, in violation of Oregon law, and of carrying a loaded firearm in a public place, in violation of a Portland ordinance.

The district court convicted him on both counts, despite Christian's demurrer that the laws violated the Second Amendment.