Is it legal or illegal for a state employee to carry a licensed, concealed firearm into state office buildings?A couple of updates since then:
- DAS policy #125-06-321 seems to have disappeared off the Interwebz. Perhaps it has been rescinded?
- Other agencies have enacted their own agency-specific "no weapons" policies to replace it.
The Department of Administrative Services, at the direction of Governor Kate Brown, has adopted a policy prohibiting all state employees from having a licensed firearm for self defense on "all property and facilities owned, leased, rented or otherwise occupied by the Oregon state government including grounds, buildings, parking structures and lots, vehicles and other equipment and any site where an employee enters on behalf of the employee's employment with Oregon state government except for an employee's home (including employees who live in state housing)…"[blink blink]
This policy extends to "All employees, including limited duration and temporary employees, board and commission members, volunteers, and others working in an agency…" [emphasis in original]
Apparently either the Oregon Department of Administrative Services did not learn from its past mistake, or they are getting pressured by the Brown Administration to re-enact anti-gun policies.
But is it a legal policy, as in "supported by applicable law"? Further analysis below the fold.