Oregon Gun Laws

Oregon Gun Laws


Oregon State Gun And Self-Defense Laws: YOU MUST ABIDE WITH ALL LAWS: STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL. Always Consult An Attorney;

       

Rifles & Shotguns Handguns
Permit to Purchase NO NO
Registration of Firearms NO NO
Licensing of Owners NO NO
Permit to Carry NO YES

       

State Self-Defense Law Review: Always Consult An Attorney

   

Duty to retreat before using Deadly force outside of Special Places

No

Crimes Justifying use of Deadly Force outside of Special Places

Felony involving the use or threatened imminent use of physical force against a person

Duty to Retreat when occupying special Places - Special places Mentioned in Statute such as Home, Workplace, Occupied Vehicle

No - Premises

Presumption of Reasonableness in Special Places - Unlawful Acts justifying use of Deadly Force in Special Places

Yes - Arson, burglary, or Forcible felony

Immunity from Civil liability

No

Notable Provisions of this State's Self-Defense Law

N/A

How to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit in Oregon

     

All applications for Concealed Handgun Licenses are initiated through the county Sheriff’s office in your county of residence. Concealed Handgun License applicant fingerprint cards are processed and established in the Computerized Criminal History records of Oregon's Criminal Offender Information system to assist the counties in their background investigation process.

Prerequisites:

1. Citizen of the United States; or

Is a legal resident alien who can document continuous residency in the county for at least six months and has declared in writing to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services the intent to acquire citizenship status and can present proof of the written declaration to the sheriff at the time of application for the license.

2. 21 or older.

3. Not a convicted felon.

4. Not convicted or found guilty of a misdemeanor.

5. No outstanding warrants for your arrest or free on any form of pretrial release.

6. Demonstrates competence with a handgun per ORS 166.291(f).

Location of Oregon’s Sheriff’s Departments websites: Click Here