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Campssite Can Pass As Residence For Gun-Carrying Man

Written by Christina Kemp on December 31, 2013
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A new court decision could mean the guy camping next to you can pack heat without a permit.

The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a man could carry his gun in his pocket with out a concealed carrying permit because the campsite he was staying in was his home for the week.

The Oregonian reports the mans attorney said that because his truck was there, his tent was pitched,  and the campfire was his kitchen. The space he rented for the week at North Fork John Day Campground was his residence.

Oregon law makes an exception for people to carry a concealed weapon without a permit if they’re in their home. Back in 2011, 66-year-old David Wolf was slapped with a misdemeanor when he told a Forest Service officer he had a pistol in his pocket. Its unclear whether he will be retried.

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