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I have a Colorado permit...... and a non resident Utah permit.

I would love to spend some vacation time in Oregon.... but it seems like that state doesn't honor other states.....

What's the deal???
 

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you need a Wa or Id or(lots of luck) Ca permit. Oregon honors adjacent states only
 

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you need a Wa or Id or(lots of luck) Ca permit. Oregon honors adjacent states only
Negative. Oregon honors no other state's permit. If you are a resident of a contiguous state, you may apply for an Oregon permit. If you reside in Colorado, you're pretty much out of luck, but you can open carry outside of major cities.

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Negative. Oregon honors no other state's permit. If you are a resident of a contiguous state, you may apply for an Oregon permit. If you reside in Colorado, you're pretty much out of luck, but you can open carry outside of major cities.

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Why is that CP? I know California is California... but I would think Oregon would be a bit more tolerant on reciprocity...

I understand open carry but don't do it unless I know for absolute certain a particular city doesn't have a law against it...... and being from Colorado I don't know which cities you can or can't open carry.

What about having a handgun in a car? Does that depend on the city you are in?

Thanks..........:wave::wave:
 

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Oregon is an open carry state, but has no reciprocal agreements.

If you live in an adjacent state, you may apply at the discretion of the Sheriff of the county you apply to.

Malhuer county, for example, only accepts applications form adjacent counties to his county in the adjacent State. Baker County accepts those with a reason to have a permit from an adjacent state.

It is not a Shall Issue for out of state permits. Western Oregon (the most populous area) is even more liberal in many things than CA.
 

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Why is that CP? I know California is California... but I would think Oregon would be a bit more tolerant on reciprocity...

I understand open carry but don't do it unless I know for absolute certain a particular city doesn't have a law against it...... and being from Colorado I don't know which cities you can or can't open carry.

What about having a handgun in a car? Does that depend on the city you are in?

Thanks..........:wave::wave:
I don't know why, I just know what is . . . for some reason Oregon legislators decided to be extremely restrictive. As a Washington resident, I had no problems obtaining an Oregon permit when I finally chose to do so, but for a long time I just unloaded at the border.

My understanding is that in Oregon you can carry in your car without a CPL in areas where open carry is legal. The hitch is that Oregon's preemption only really protects CPL holders -- that is, local jurisdictions can't pass laws more restrictive than state law for concealed carry, but they can pass laws restricting open carry including open car carry. Portland, Beaverton, and a few other cities have laws restricting open carry, so do your homework.

My research indicates that if you own or lease property in Oregon you are eligible for a CPL even if you don't reside there. If you really want an Oregon CPL, find somebody that will lease you an acre of east side desert for ten bucks per year.:danceban: Might even be a business venture -- buy 100 acres and lease out quarter-acre plots to people who need a CPL.

Pretty good information at Oregon Firearms Federation.

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I dont get it...if I'm driving thru OR and I want to legally carry my gun loaded, I need to ask each county's sheriff? (Yeah, I was reading the OFF site).

Is there one CC permit for all of OR or do you have to have one for each county? (That doesnt sound likely).

Is there a non-resident OR permit? I'm not that interested in CC permits for states other than OR and ID, but this sounds tough.
 

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I dont get it...if I'm driving thru OR and I want to legally carry my gun loaded, I need to ask each county's sheriff? (Yeah, I was reading the OFF site).

Is there one CC permit for all of OR or do you have to have one for each county? (That doesnt sound likely).

Is there a non-resident OR permit? I'm not that interested in CC permits for states other than OR and ID, but this sounds tough.
Oregon is a may issue state for residents of neighboring states, so if you live in Seattle you may apply for a permit. They require training and a specific Oregon curriculum, which is sometimes offered in the Seattle area and can be found easily in Portland or at the Oregon Firearms Academy. Liberty Training Group sometimes does classes at Cabelas in Lacey, which is convenient.

A permit issued by an Oregon sheriff is valid statewide.

Open carry is generally legal in Oregon, but some cities have passed ordinances that make it illegal, so you have to do your research. You can open carry in a car if you are not in a city that prohibits that, but you must have a CPL to conceal carry in a car. If you have an Oregon CPL, you're good to go -- the state has preemption for CPL holders, and local jurisdictions can't restrict your carry right more than state law.

Hope this helps. It is a bit confusing.

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I don't know why, I just know what is . . . for some reason Oregon legislators decided to be extremely restrictive.
What I heard (and haven't cared to verify) is that OR's permit process is considered "lax" by other states' standards, so they don't allow reciprocity. Since other states don't show that "courtesy", OR doesn't either.
 

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Oregon is a may issue state for residents of neighboring states, so if you live in Seattle you may apply for a permit. They require training and a specific Oregon curriculum, which is sometimes offered in the Seattle area and can be found easily in Portland or at the Oregon Firearms Academy. Liberty Training Group sometimes does classes at Cabelas in Lacey, which is convenient.

A permit issued by an Oregon sheriff is valid statewide.
Thanks. This was very helpful, esp about at Cabela's. It's an hr drive in God-awful traffic, but I enjoy training. Firearms Academy of Seattle holds classes for the Utah permit..OR doesnt accept UT I'm guessing?
 

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Why is that CP? I know California is California... but I would think Oregon would be a bit more tolerant on reciprocity...

I understand open carry but don't do it unless I know for absolute certain a particular city doesn't have a law against it...... and being from Colorado I don't know which cities you can or can't open carry.

What about having a handgun in a car? Does that depend on the city you are in?

Thanks..........:wave::wave:

This is a very liberal state and you can legally purchase mariguana, what do you think?
 

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What I heard (and haven't cared to verify) is that OR's permit process is considered "lax" by other states' standards, so they don't allow reciprocity. Since other states don't show that "courtesy", OR doesn't either.
I believe the reason is that Oregon requires a mental background check. I think this is lame as it causes issues in regards to reciprocity.
 

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I believe the reason is that Oregon requires a mental background check. I think this is lame as it causes issues in regards to reciprocity.
Yes, they do. They had me sign a letter that they sent to the Department of Social and Health Services to check for any involuntary confinements.

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Western Oregon (the most populous area) is even more liberal in many things than CA.
To be accurate, make that NW Oregon...
 

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The way I understand it, the Oregon Legislature gave the OSP the right to determine which states' permits Oregon would honor, based on which had "significantly similar requirements."

The thing is, OSP is overstaffed and underfunded, and has absolutely no incentive to perform the research to determine which states' requirements are "significantly similar".

OTOH, the Oregon Sheriffs Association supports the idea of reciprocity.

To be accurate, make that NW Oregon...
Basically, the Willamette Valley, and a couple offshoots, like Hood River.
 

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I live in Colorado. We travel to Washington State quite a bit. With my CO permit and my UT non-resident permit I'm good to go thru Utah, Idaho, and Washington.

It really bugs me to know that I have to travel thru the eastern part of Oregon unarmed........ Most likely open carry is allowed in eastern Oregon, but you never know. Pull into a small municipality which says no open carry and your screwed......

I would love to spend significant time in Oregon vacationing, etc... but I wont until I can CCW or OC legally.
 

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If you want to open carry in Oregon, you have to be REALLY careful-the major cities in the Willamette Valley prohibit the carrying of a loaded firearm in your vehicle. This includes magazines and speed loaders. You may carry a weapon in the car, but it must be unloaded and you CANNOT have a loaded magazine or speedloader in the vehicle.

The Oregon CC folks have their own website, which I visited before driving out there (I was born and raised in Oregon) to see in-laws--one guy on the Oregon CC site talked about open carrying (in those very restrictive cities you cannot open carry without a CC permit). He got gas, and somebody saw his open carry sidearm and made a 911 man-with-a-gun call. He was pulled over, (and I think cuffed) until it was all sorted out.........

They are SO LIBERAL that they all freak out at the sight of a firearm.
 

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I go to Oregon for work Monday thru Thursday. I have a WA CPL but not an OR. So if I were to bring my firearm I understand that I'd have to unload, but what about transporting the unloaded gun? I have a small locking pistol box. Would that work? And would the ammo have to be separated or could I lock it in the box with the pistol?
 
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