Which is more gun friendly - Oregon or Washington?

Which is more gun friendly - Oregon or Washington?

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    Which is more gun friendly - Oregon or Washington?

    At the end of 2013 my wife and I plan to retire. We are considering either central Oregon or somewhere along the Columbia river. Washington is also a possibility. I am also a hunter so this plays into the equation as well. Would appreciate any opinions since we can go to either state. We're from California and are disillusioned with both the hunting as well as the state's attitude towards firearms. Appreciate any and all observations.


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    Back when I was in trucking, Oregon's fuel tax policies were among the most repressive in the country. Now, Washington honors all my CHL permits, while Oregon honors none of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Back when I was in trucking, Oregon's fuel tax policies were among the most repressive in the country. Now, Washington honors all my CHL permits, while Oregon honors none of them.
    This. I have lived in both, while one really shouldn't "single issue" anything, the above is a pretty good reason.

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    Find a State that is friendly towards gun owners it is only going to get worse.States that are "so-so" now may soon become "No-No" states. At least if you go to a friendly State you will be with the rest of us clinging to the bitter end. Really its your choice and how much value you place on certain things..Make the two sided list and weigh out all the pro's and con's..

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    I've lived in Spokane, WA, twice and really enjoyed the hunting and scenery. I can't compare it with OR, but I didn't think there was anything cheap about the taxes there (sales, vehicle, etc.). While Spokane has since fallen victim to the meth business, it was a very safe city at the time. I never had any gun issues and OC'd often. Do your research and you'll find your answers.

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    CCW laws are similar, but Oregon has better laws regarding full auto and SBR's.
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    Living in Washington, I find the laws fairly gun friendly, although the politics of the state are controlled by Seattle and the Puget Sound region which tends to be very left-leaning. It seems that every session something comes out of the legislature that threatens gun rights, but we seem to hold our own because so much of the state either leans right (eastern WA) or is rural. Washington is a shall-issue state for both residents and non-residents; keep this in mind, as if you choose Oregon, your CCW is not honored in Washington (nor does Oregon honor Washington's CPL). I have carry permits from both states.

    Overall, I think Oregon is slightly more gun friendly than Washington, but there are other things to consider.

    Oregon has income tax, Washington does not. Washington does have sales tax, but unless you are a real "consumer" it doesn't hit you that hard. Food is exempt from taxes in Washington. Property taxes in Washington can be high, depending on where you live -- there are some small rural counties where taxes are low.

    You really need to consider many things besides gun laws of the two states -- I don't see that there is enough difference in gun laws between Oregon and Washington to make a difference.

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    In central Oregon the county I live in gets 300 apps per month so I am still waiting for my appted time which is very soon

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    They are "friendly" in their own ways.

    Oregon has more restrictions on where you can and can't carry. In WA it's basically no schools, courthouses/prisons, or federal property.

    WA you can have an AOW and/or a suppressor, but no SBR/SBS. Not sure about OR on that.

    Plus in WA it's 30 day shall issue, 90 for non residents, and in OR it's more of a pain. I think you have to be a resident or they just laugh you out of town.

    No income tax is nice - but being retired that might not matter much to you. No sales tax is nice in OR - some people drive to OR and do their shopping there....helps to live close to the border for that.

    Good luck in any case. I love the PNW.

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    I'm very interested in this myself. In the next few years Ill be retiring and want to leave Ca behind. Southern Ore, South West ID, or North West NV is the areas that are nearest our grand kids but out of CA. We are also looking at the area between Tahoe and Reno NV. DR

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    coming from idaho to the very area you are looking at wasn't much of a shock, lots of wine here too.

    like others said, most states will suck for gun laws soon enough.

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    Which is more gun friendly - Oregon or Washington?

    Washington. No classes needed for to Conceal Carry. Way too many Tree Huggers in OR these days. Too retire to WA I would look to the East, Tri-Cities area.


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    thats where I landed....realestate is very stable here too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerfield View Post
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