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|OREGON GUN LAWS - OVERVIEW|
166.250, et seq.
Types of Illegal Firearms
Possession, sale, transfer, or manufacture of the below firearms is illegal:
Waiting Period Before Purchase
Who May Not Own Guns
Oregon prohibits several different categories of individuals from owning or possessing pistols:
Laws Prohibiting Firearms On or Near School Grounds
A resident of this state may purchase or otherwise obtain a rifle or shotgun in a contiguous state (California, Idaho, Nevada or Washington) and receive in this state or transport into this state such rifle or shotgun, unless the purchase or transfer violates the law of this state, the state in which the purchase or transfer is made or the United States.
It is unlawful to sell, deliver, or transfer any firearm to:
Paragraph 2 does not prohibit the temporary transfer of any firearm to a minor for any lawful purpose, including hunting and target shooting. A parent, guardian, or other person with the consent of a parent or guardian may transfer a rifle or shotgun to a minor.
All dealers, pawnbrokers or otherwise must keep a record of every handgun sold. This record shall contain the time, date and place of the sale or trade, the name of the salesperson making the sale or trade, the make, model and manufacturer's number on the handgun. The purchaser must sign his name and affix his address to the register. Thumbprints are taken. The purchaser must present clear evidence of his identity.
A copy of the record must be mailed to the local police and state police on the day of the sale for a record check.
A gun dealer shall request by telephone that the Dept. of State Police conduct a criminal history record check on the purchaser. The Dept. of State Police shall immediately or by return call determine whether the purchaser is qualified to complete the purchase. The fee for the criminal history record check may not exceed $10. The handgun must be unloaded when delivered.
Any person who transfers a firearm at a gun show is required to request a criminal background check before completing the transfer. Any person who transfers a firearm at any location other than a gun show may voluntarily request a criminal background check before completing the transfer.
|Stun Guns/Tasers Restrictions|
State Statute or Definition: (161.015 Physical force includes the use of an electrical stun gun.)
There are no permits for possessing shotguns, rifles, or handguns.
It is unlawful for a felon to possess any firearm except:
*It is strongly encouraged that you consult with a licensed attorney prior to possession if you believe that you qualify for this exception.
It is unlawful to carry concealed upon the person or concealed about one's person in a vehicle any firearm unless one has a license to carry a concealed weapon.
Exceptions to the above prohibition are:
Firearms carried openly in belt holsters are not considered to be concealed.
Application for a license to carry a concealed weapon is made to the sheriff of a county who shall take fingerprints and a photograph and shall issue the person within 45 days of application a concealed handgun license if the person:
The license is valid for four years; issuance and renewal fee is $50. There is a $15 fee to the Dept. of State Police for taking fingerprints. There is a $15 fee for duplication of a license because of loss or change of address. If the application for the concealed handgun license is denied, revoked, or not renewed a person may petition the circuit court in the petitioner's county of residence to review the denial, non-renewal or revocation. The petition must be filed within 30 days after the receipt of the notice of denial or revocation.
No civil or criminal liability shall attach to the authority issuing, receiving or investigating an application.
It is unlawful to possess a loaded firearm in a snowmobile.
It is lawful to possess a machine gun provided it is registered in conformity with federal law and if the person has in the person's immediate possession documentation showing that the machine gun, short-barreled rifle, short-barreled shotgun or firearms silencer is registered under federal law.
|ANTIQUES, CURIOSITIES AND REPLICAS (C&R)|
Antique firearm includes any firearm manufactured in or before 1898, any replica of such firearm not designed or redesigned for fixed ammunition, or a replica that uses fixed ammunition that is no longer manufactured in the U.S. and not readily available in ordinary channels of commercial trade.
While generally by definition, firearms laws do not apply to antique firearms, in Oregon those prohibited from possession of firearms, are expressly prohibited from possession of antique firearms.
It is unlawful to set any loaded spring gun, except for the purpose of destroying gophers, moles and other burrowing rodents.
It is unlawful to intentionally change, alter, remove or obliterate the serial number or identification number on any handgun. Possession of a handgun with its marks altered, removed or obliterated creates a legal presumption that the possessor committed the offense.
It is unlawful to discharge any firearm or air rifle upon or across any public road or railway right of way or upon or across the ocean shores within the state recreation areas. It is unlawful to purposefully point any loaded or empty firearm toward any other person within the weapon's range except in self-defense.
It is unlawful to possess a firearm loaded or unloaded in a public building. "Public building" means a hospital, capitol building, a public or private school, college or university, a courthouse, city hall, or residence of any state official and the grounds adjacent to each such building. This restriction does not apply to individuals licensed under Oregon law to carry concealed weapons.
No county, city or other municipal corporation or district may enact civil or criminal ordinances, including but not limited to zoning ordinances, to regulate, restrict or prohibit the sale, acquisition, transfer, ownership, possession, storage, transportation or use of firearms or any element relating to firearms and components thereof, including ammunition.
OR. REV. STAT. ANN. §166.170 (2011) - State preemption.
(1) Except as expressly authorized by state statute, the authority to regulate in any matter whatsoever the sale, acquisition, transfer, ownership, possession, storage, transportation or use of firearms or any element relating to firearms and components thereof, including ammunition, is vested solely in the Legislative Assembly.
(2) Except as expressly authorized by state statute, no county, city or other municipal corporation or district may enact civil or criminal ordinances, including but not limited to zoning ordinances, to regulate, restrict or prohibit the sale, acquisition, transfer, ownership, possession, storage, transportation or use of firearms or any element relating to firearms and components thereof, including ammunition. Ordinances that are contrary to this subsection are void.
OR §§ 166.250, et seq.
|Last edited: 6/16/2016|