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    Visiting Oregon

    I posted this over in the WAGuns forum, but I figured I might get more responses over here.


    I need some advice guys. I've looked through the laws of Oregon and I can't really find a clear answer. I will be travelling to the Oregon coast in a few weeks for vacation. I do not have a concealed permit for Oregon. I will be bringing my toy hauler down. Whenever I have crossed into Oregon in the past I have always made sure to unload my firearm, and because I have a truck I have a small gunsafe in the truck that I lock it in. I figured in that aspect I'm safe because of the Interstate transport rules. My question, is how do the rules apply while I am long-term staying in Oregon. My original plan was simply to keep it locked in the gun safe in the trailer. I would assume that because the Trailer is then my "home" I would be legal, but I've come to learn that with firearms...never assume anything. Can anyone help shed some light on things that I need to be aware of? And yes...I realize I need to just go take my class and just apply for Oregon's permit. I simply have not had the time to do so.

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    Rune I would recommend taking a look the Oregon forum as they have a couple of stickies covering most of what you are asking.
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/fo...php?121-Oregon

    Along with the guys there live in Oregon and likely up on the laws better then most in Washington.
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    Yea.. I kinda browsed over there, but there forum didn't seem to be as active. Everything I have seen deals with in Vehicle carry and transportation. I've also found items with regards to housing. I just can't seem to find a clear answer on trailers/rv rules. That's where it always seems to be in a gray area for most states. I'll ask the same question over there. It sure would be nice one day if everyone got on the same page with regards to rules.

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    I took my camper to Canon Beach. I OC'd in the campground, and every store in the community that my kids dragged me through on the "Strip". No problems.
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    Rune remember unless it is prohibited by law, it's legal. I think you maybe looking for it to say it is legal and you will not find it in the laws. Hopefully the Oregon members or those up todate on Oregon Laws will respond to one of your post.
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    Found my answer:

    http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/oregon.pdf

    RV/Car Carry Without A Permit/License

    From the Oregon Firearms Federation:

    OREGON has no STATE law against carrying a loaded handgun in your car as long as it’s : (a) Not concealed or (b) “Not readily accessible.” “Not readily accessible" (for now) means: (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. However, localities are allowed to regulate loaded firearms in “public places” which now includes your car. This only applies to people without CHL’s.

    So you need to check local regulations. In Portland, for example, you may not have a loaded gun anywhere in your car and you may not even have loaded magazines separate from the handgun. It must still, however, be either visible or “not readily accessible."

    State Law.

    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;
    (B)(i) While a minor, was found to be within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court for having committed an act which, if committed by an adult, would constitute a felony or a misdemeanor involving violence, as defined in ORS 166.470; and
    (ii) Was discharged from the jurisdiction of the juvenile court within four years prior to being charged under this section;
    (C) Has been convicted of a felony or found guilty, except for insanity under ORS 161.295, of a felony;
    (D) Was committed to the Department of Human Services under ORS 426.130; or
    (E) Was found to be mentally ill and subject to an order under ORS 426.130 that the person be prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm as a result of that mental illness.
    (2) This section does not prohibit:
    (a) A minor, who is not otherwise prohibited under subsection (1)(c) of this section, from possessing a firearm:
    (A) Other than a handgun, if the firearm was transferred to the minor by the minor's parent or guardian or by another person with the consent of the minor's parent or guardian; or
    (B) Temporarily for hunting, target practice or any other lawful purpose; or (b) Any citizen of the United States over the age of 18 years who resides in or is temporarily sojourning within this state, and who is not within the excepted classes prescribed by ORS 166.270 and subsection (1) of this section, from owning, possessing or keeping within the person's place of residence or place of business any handgun, and no permit or license to purchase, own, possess or keep any such firearm at the person's place of residence or place of business is required of any such citizen. As used in this subsection, "residence" includes a recreational vessel or recreational vehicle while used, for whatever period of time, as residential quarters.
    (3) Firearms carried openly in belt holsters are not concealed within the meaning of this section.
    (4) 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]

    Note: Law states as a residence. That could mean parked and not in motion. Once it is in motion they may consider it a vehicle and

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