duck ninja wrote:First question on open carry in eastern OR:I travel to a small town in eastern Oregon (Enterprise) quite regularly. I'd like to carry but don't have a Oregon CWL. Can I open carry? If so is the vehicle a no no?
Also I would like to obtain an Oregon CWL. From what I have read thecounty sheriff can wave the residency restrictions if there is a valid "business interest or other legitimate demonstrated need" I think that I have read somewhere that Lonnie, you have a Oregon CWL. Do you mind me asking you, or any other WA resident with a OR CWL what reasons you gave and if it was very difficult to obtain your out of state CWL. Also, would I go to the county sheriff where I visit the most?
I sure appreciate any help, THANKS!!
To our knowledge, there are no "loaded firearm ban" cities in Eastern Oregon. Thus far, they've been confined to Northwestern Oregon in the Portland/Salem corridor.
Remember that without a CHL, you cannot carry concealed in any "public building" (violation is a felony).
Open car carry in a belt holster is legal.
State v. Fisher, 100 Or. App. 149 (1990) “We conclude that the plain language of ORS 166.250 does not make it unlawful for a person to carry a firearm openly in a belt holster, whether or not the person is riding in a motor vehicle.”
Under ORS 166.291(8), you may apply to any Sheriff. The question here is where do you currently live. I should be able to point you in the right direction for which sheriff to go to.