Gun control Lawsuit over Multnomah County ordinance set for Wednesday Trial

Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Dailey is scheduled to hear from lawyers representing the county and five plaintiffs who are suing the county, claiming the ordinance shouldn’t apply within city limits. The trial begins at 9: 30 a.m. in room 716 of the Multnomah County Courthouse, 1021 S.W. 4th Ave. County commissioners approved the ordinance in April 2013 over vocal opposition from gun rights activists. The ordinance is more stringent than Oregon law. It makes it illegal to carry a loaded weapon in public and mandates that gun owners take pains to keep their weapons out of a minor’s hands. With some exceptions, it also prohibits firing a gun anywhere in the county. I wrote last month in detail about the debate over the ordinance and its potential to set a statewide precedent.
www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/07/gun_….html

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