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Man exercising open carry right is robbed of his own firearm at gunpoint

A Gresham, Oregon, man who had just purchased a handgun was robbed of the firearm while practicing his open carry right, KOIN 6 reports.

William Coleman III was standing outside just after 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, talking to his cousin and displaying the Walther-brand P22 handgun he had bought earlier that day. A young man approached the pair, asked about Coleman's gun, then pulled his own firearm out and pointed it at Coleman, saying, "I like your gun. Give it to me."

Coleman handed over the weapon, and the robber fled the scene. Police are investigating the crime.