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
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
Notable Provisions of this State's Self-Defense Law
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.
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).