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Oregon Firearms has received a copy of a memo reported to have been distributed at at least one Portland Police Department roll call.

The memo encourages police officers to seek to have concealed handgun licenses revoked for actions such as failing to report that you have a license and a handgun during routine traffic stops.

It also suggests that a handgun license can be revoked or "reconsidered" because of out of date vehicle registration information.

BE ADVISED, THERE IS NOTHING IN OREGON LAW THAT REQUIRES YOU TO VOLUNTEER THE INFORMATION THAT YOU HAVE A LICENSE OR A LEGALLY POSSESSED HANDGUN DURING A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP.

Furthermore, vehicle registration information is not tied to your CHL, only a current address.

We have made numerous attempts to determine if this memo is authentic. All requests for verification have been ignored.

(Since this alert was sent, we received an e-mail from Sgt Brian Schmautz. In it he states:

"I am a Public Information Officer not a policy maker for the bureau. Our
Policy and Procedure Manuel is available on our web site. I have NO
information that the Police Bureau has any desire to deprive anyone of their
right to carry a concealed weapon if they are not mentally unstable or
engaging in illegal activity. Feel free to read all the policies and
procedures of the bureau.
All police officer carry guns and many are collectors. I don't know what
additional assurance you require but hope this puts you at ease.
Sgt. Brian Schmautz "

Nowhere in his e-mail has he denied that the memo was circulated.)

We noted that the memo refers to "CWP's" or "concealed weapons permits." But, Oregon issues "concealed handgun licenses" not "concealed weapons permits."

However, in a phone call to the Portland Police Department, we spoke to a staffer who also used this incorrect term, which would indicate it is commonly used within the department.

As such, OFF believes it is prudent to assume that this is, in fact, a policy of the Portland Police, until and unless they inform us to the contrary.

The contact information for the Portland Police Public Information Officer follows

:pIO Contact Name: Brian Schmautz
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone Number: 503-823-0010
Pager Number: 503-790-1779

If you possess a CHL and are in the Portland area, exercise extreme caution during any contact you have with police officers.
 

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If Oregon is a "Shall Issue" state, like Washington, which I beleive it is, because its has even more lax gun laws than Wa, then the "memo" is a load of Horseshit*, because it is up to the County Sherriff's Dept to do the issuing of CPL's and the local town cops have no say in the matter what so ever, except if they compile evidence against you and submit it to the Prosecutor, and he charges you with a Felony, it can prevent you from obtaining a CPL if you do not already have one.
the only way to lose your CPL is to lose your 2nd aAmendment right and currently there are only two ways of that happening:
1]Beat up your wife and earn a domestic violence conviction
2]Commit a Felony.





















*With a capitol Aitch!
 
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