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Mon Jan 16, 2017, 09:22 AM

Oregon bans state employees from bringing weapons into workplaces

SALEM — Oregon officials banned state employees from carrying weapons in the workplace unless they’re needed for their jobs, causing consternation Thursday among Republican leaders in the Legislature.

The Oregon Department of Administrative Services said it imposed the ban, which became effective on Jan. 6, in hopes of “providing a safe and secure environment for employees and visitors.”

Banned are firearms, daggers, slingshots, and a host of other specified weapons. Oddly, even knobkerries were mentioned. Knobkerries are clubs used by indigenous people like the Zulus in southern Africa, and are probably unknown to most Oregonians.

House Republican leader said Thursday the order was tantamount to limiting employees’ right to self-defense. In a statement, McLane said he would ask Gov. Kate Brown where the authority for the new rules comes from.

Read more: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/35173460-75/oregon-bans-state-employees-from-bringing-weapons-into-workplaces.html.csp

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 09:49 AM

1. We just won a verdict against a Texas company that was getting a tax break

for hiring recent former inmates from the Texas penal system. They did not tell the other employees.

After several altercations the company called an problem employee in and wrote him up. He pulled his gun and killed another worker, a husband and father with no criminal record. This killer had a long history of terroristic threats and pulling guns on people, including shooting another individual. The jury was not allowed to hear most of this man's long history of gun violence.

Not a good idea Republicans!

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Thu Jan 19, 2017, 10:09 AM

2. Good. nt

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