In fact, most people fail to realize that the Oregon Constitution protects firearms more strongly than the federal constitution. It is broader than the Second Amendment and specifically covers self-defense (and was written well after handguns were widely used):
The people shall have the right to bear arms for the defence [sic] ofOregon Constitution, Article 1, Section 27 (emphasis added)."
themselves, and the State, but the Military shall be kept in strict
subordination to the civil power[.]
C. Michael Arnold,
Attorney at Law