In July of 2015, with little notice to the public, McMinnville passed an ordinance banning loaded carry for non chl holders.

As with other ordinances of this type it was totally meaningless. They cannot restrict loaded carry against license holders and they have no authority to demand to see if a firearm in the hands of a non license holder is loaded.

Gun owners responded with an open carry picnic in McMinnville where both those with chl’s and those without openly carried loaded firearms. There were no shootings and except for a very brief visit by a local motorcycle police officer, there was no response by the police, who could not have done anything anyway.


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