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paintballergb
08-04-2010, 9:51 PM
I was curious as to what the law is in Oregon regarding the transportation of a handgun. I am going to Oregon for a few days and wanted to bring a buddy with me. Thanks.

Gray Peterson
08-04-2010, 9:57 PM
I was curious as to what the law is in Oregon regarding the transportation of a handgun. I am going to Oregon for a few days and wanted to bring a buddy with me. Thanks.

Where in Oregon?

paintballergb
08-04-2010, 10:08 PM
Where in Oregon?

....Portland :(

77bawls
08-04-2010, 10:11 PM
Unloaded in a locked container would be good.

Firearms may be openly carried in cars without any license except where localities have made open carry illegal; however, an Oregon concealed handgun permit holder is exempt from all local open carry bans. To our knowledge, only the cities of Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Oregon City, Salem, and Independence have passed loaded firearms bans encompassing all public places.

Milsurp Collector
08-05-2010, 2:18 AM
A handgun can't be concealed AND readily accessible in the passenger compartment. Open (not concealed) carry in a car is legal but not advisable for obvious reasons (it might get stolen when you park the car). Just keep it in the trunk when traveling. If the vehicle doesn't have a trunk then keep it locked in the glove compartment or other locked container.


166.250 Unlawful possession of firearms. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section or ORS 166.260, 166.270, 166.274, 166.291, 166.292 or 166.410 to 166.470, a person commits the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm if the person knowingly:

(a) Carries any firearm concealed upon the person;

(b) Possesses a handgun that is concealed and readily accessible to the person within any vehicle; or

(c) Possesses a firearm and:

(A) Is under 18 years of age;



(3) Firearms carried openly in belt holsters are not concealed within the meaning of this section.

(4)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, a handgun is readily accessible within the meaning of this section if the handgun is within the passenger compartment of the vehicle.

(b) If a vehicle has no storage location that is outside the passenger compartment of the vehicle, a handgun is not readily accessible within the meaning of this section if:

(A) The handgun is stored in a closed and locked glove compartment, center console or other container; and

(B) The key is not inserted into the lock, if the glove compartment, center console or other container unlocks with a key.

(5) Unlawful possession of a firearm is a Class A misdemeanor. [Amended by 1979 c.779 4; 1985 c.543 3; 1989 c.839 13; 1993 c.732 1; 1993 c.735 12; 1999 c.1040 1; 2001 c.666 33,45; 2003 c.614 8; 2009 c.499 1; 2009 c.595 112]
http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/166.html

exklusve
08-05-2010, 6:49 AM
http://www.oregonfirearms.org/faq/

This site has some good info.
Portland and i *think* Salem are the only areas with stricter laws than the rest of the state.
From the above site, it looks as though you shouldn't even load any mags, even if they are locked up.

I've been researching Oregon gun laws for a while, in the hopes of moving there soon, and the more I read the more happy I am!

have fun in portland!

paintballergb
08-05-2010, 7:53 AM
Thanks guys for the info!