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POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Griffin-Valade Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 14 Public Order Chapter 14A.60 Weapons and Explosives
14A.60.050 Endangering A Child By Allowing Access To A Firearm.

(Added by Ordinance No. 184274, effective December 31, 2010.)

 

A.    A person commits the offense of endangering a child if a person fails to prevent access to a firearm by a minor when the person knew or reasonably should have known that a minor could gain access to the firearm under the following circumstances:

 

1.  A person possesses or controls an operable firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, within premises under the person’s custody or control and a minor gains access to the firearm without the permission of the person, a parent or guardian. 

 

2.  A person possesses or controls an operable firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, within premises under the person’s custody or control and a minor gains access to the firearm without the permission of the person, a parent or guardian and the minor carries the firearm off the premises.    

 

B.  Violation of Subsection A.1. is punishable by incarceration for not more than 10 days and a fine of not more than $500.    

 

C.  Violation of Subsection A.2. is punishable by incarceration for not more than 20 days and a fine of not more than $750. 

 

D.  Violation of Subsection A.2. is punishable by incarceration for not more than 30 days and a fine of not more than $2,500 when the firearm is carried by the child off premises to any school, school-sponsored or school-related event.

 

E.  Defenses: This section shall not apply if any one of the following circumstances exists:

 

1.  The minor obtains the firearm as a result of an illegal entry into any premises by any person.

 

2.  The firearm is kept in a locked container or in a location that a reasonable person would believe to be secure from entry by the minor.

 

3.  The firearm is locked with a device that has rendered the firearm inoperable and is designed to prevent minors and unauthorized users from firing the firearm.  The device may be installed on the firearm, be incorporated into the design of the firearm, or prevent access to the firearm.


Title 14 Public Order
Chapter 14A.10 Definitions
Chapter 14A.20 Procedures
Chapter 14A.30 Miscellaneous Acts of Misconduct
Chapter 14A.40 Interference With Persons And Sexual Misconduct
Chapter 14A.50 Conduct Prohibited on Public Property
Chapter 14A.55 Parade Event Marking
Chapter 14A.60 Weapons and Explosives
Chapter 14A.70 Gambling, Social Games, and Unlawful Amusement Games or Concessions
Chapter 14A.80 Minors
Chapter 14A.90 Illegal Firearms Use Hotspots
Chapter 14A.100 Regulations Governing the Safety and Conduct on Portland Streetcar, City of Portland Property
Chapter14A.110 Prohibited Conduct
Chapter 14B.10 Burglary and Alarm Systems
Chapter 14B.20 Drug-Free Zones
Chapter 14B.30 Prostitution-Free Zones
Chapter 14B.40 Impoundment and Investigation for DUII
Chapter 14B.50 Forfeiture
Chapter 14B.60 Chronic Nuisance Property
Chapter 14B.70 Short Term Motel Rental
Chapter 14B.80 Graffiti Nuisance Property
Chapter 14B.85 Graffiti Materials and Sales
Chapter 14B.90 Secondhand Dealers
Chapter 14B.100 Liquor License Recommendations
Chapter 14B.110 Amusement Devices, Games and Machines
Chapter 14B.120 Time, Place and Manner Regulation of Establishments that Sell and Serve Alcoholic Beverages
Chapter 14C.10 Police Duties to Inventory Property
Chapter 14C.20 Police Bureau Property/Evidence Division Duties
Chapter 14C.30 General Procedures and Authority of the Bureau of Police