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Oregon Gun Laws

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Oregon is considered a "shall-issue" in regards to their concealed carry permits. They process the application at the local level with the sheriff's office handling all applications. The state allows for the sheriff to operate "some discretion" if there's any legitimate grounds for the sheriff to believe the applicant is a danger to themself or others. For the most part, a residences application will get approved if you're legally allowed to possess a firearm.

There is no license requirement to purchase a firearm if you're purchasing from a private individual. If you decide to purchase a firearm from a Federal Firearms Dealer, you will be subject to a background check and a record of the sale will be kept with the Oregon State Police department. They will hold this data for up to 5 years.

Oregon residents are allowed to open carry without a permit, but it must be known that local municipalities are allowed to place restrictions on open carry. Please pay attention to local directives.

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Oregon Gun Laws Quick Facts

Open Carry Permitted? Yes
Carry In Vehicle? Yes
Carry In State Park? Yes
Carry In Restaurants? Yes
Constitutional Carry? No
No Weapon Sign Enforced? No
Must Notify Officer? No

Oregon CCW Reciprocity List

States Honoring CCW

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia

States NOT Honoring CCW

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Honors These States CCW Permits

How Reciprocity Works In Oregon

Unfortunately Oregon does not have any reciprocal relationships with other states CCW.

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Oregon: Where Is CCW Allowed?

Places Allowed

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state – except those listed as off limits

Places Not Allowed

  • Posted private property where the owner prohibits firearms
  • Posted private businesses
  • State courthouses
  • Correctional facility
  • Indian reservation and some casinos on reservations, unless permission granted
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Oregon: Conceal Carry Laws

Open Carry


WITHOUT A LICENSE You are legally entitled to open carry in Oregon with the minimum age being 18. However, local governments can set their own laws for persons who do not have a handgun license and are carrying a loaded handgun. So you must check up on the local laws before you open carry. If you open carry without a handgun license then all public buildings are off limits.

Carry In Vehicle


WITHOUT A LICENSE There are no state laws that ban the carrying of loaded firearms in a vehicle provided the firearm is not concealed or not readily accessible. However, local governments can set their own laws on public places which includes vehicles. So you would need to check the local regulations. If you have a Handgun license then none of the above applies to you.

Carry In State Parks


You are permitted to carry in the following areas; State Parks: YES State/National Forests: YES – Dept of Forestry 629.025.0050 State Wildlife Management Areas: YES Road Side Rest Areas: YES – ORS 166.37

Carry In Restaurants


In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol “Yes” or “No” states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a “Yes” then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.

Constitutional Carry


No Weapon Signs Enforced


“No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Oregon gun laws. There are no legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. They have no force of law unless they are posted in areas that are mentioned by the law as being off limits.

Must Notify Officer


MUST INFORM OFFICER Oregon gun laws make no mention of informing law enforcement you have a weapon. The laws do state that you must have with you at all times you are carrying a firearm your permit and produce this when requested. The Law ORS 166.292

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