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Oregon (/ˈɔːrᵻɡən/ AWR-ə-gən) is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Washington, on the south by California, on the east by Idaho, and on the southeast by Nevada. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon's northern boundary, and the Snake River delineates much of the eastern boundary. The parallel 42° north delineates the southern boundary with California and Nevada. It is one of only three states of the contiguous United States to have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean, and the proximity to the ocean heavily influences the state's mild winter climate, despite the latitude.
Oregon was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before Western traders, explorers, and settlers arrived. An autonomous government was formed in the Oregon Country in 1843, the Oregon Territory was created in 1848, and Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859. Today, at 98,000 square miles, Oregon is the ninth largest and, with a population of 4 million, 26th most populous U.S. state. The capital of Oregon is Salem, the second most populous of its cities, with 160,614 residents (2013 estimate). With 609,456 residents (2013 estimate), Portland is the largest city in Oregon and ranks 29th in the U.S. Its metro population of 2,314,554 (2013 estimate) is 24th. The Willamette Valley in western Oregon is the state's most densely populated area, home to eight of the ten most populous cities.
Oregon's landscape is diverse, with a windswept Pacific coastline; a volcano-studded Cascade Range; abundant bodies of water in and west of the Cascades; dense evergreen, mixed, and deciduous forests at lower elevations; and a high desert sprawling across much of its east all the way to the Great Basin. The tall conifers, mainly Douglas fir, along Oregon's rainy west coast contrast with the lighter-timbered and fire-prone pine and juniper forests covering portions to the east. Abundant alders in the west fix nitrogen for the conifers. Stretching east from central Oregon are semi-arid shrublands, prairies, deserts, steppes, and meadows. At 11,249 feet (3,429 m), Mount Hood is the state's highest point, and Crater Lake National Park is Oregon's only national park.

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    Oregon  Ron Wyden Tillamook Monday

    Ron Wyden in Tillamook tomorrow 2/17 from 10:30-noon then to Newport later. It's supposed to be open to all. I olan to attend. Looks like a small venue.
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    Oregon  SB1538 Recinding State Pre-emption

    Here is comes! The bill includes "grounds", not just buildings and ALL real estate owned by a College or University. Follow here SB1538 2020 Regular Session - Oregon Legislative Information System Full text
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    Oregon  An Oregon Concealed Carry License rant.

    I was born in Oregon and lived there for 45 years. I currently live in SE Washington. To acquire a WA concealed carry license I went to the Sheriff's Office, got fingerprinted, filled out a one-page application, and payed $42. Because I have a lot of family in Oregon (all over the state)...
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    Oregon  Ip60 ballot title certified

    Just received an email with a PDF attached from the state DOJ appellate division stating that the ballot title was certified today, stating that, among other reasons, that they did not find it possible to address each comment, and that they did not find it to be unconstitutional in any way.
  6. nickr

    Palmetto State Armory AR-16 16in Barrel

    Selling my Palmetto Armory AR with a Vortex red dot, two mags, and a some ammunition (maybe 100 rounds). I have not been able to use this rifle as much as I would like, in fact, it has only been used one time and has less than 150 rounds through it. Works great, perfect for an entry level AR...
  7. 2thdrglock

    Oregon  Oregon following Virginia?

    I donate to and receive regular firearm new updates from Oregon Firearms Federation. The recent push for gun control legislation in Oregon is alarming. Why haven't we heard anything from our counties and Sheriffs like was done in Virginia in response to the unconstitutional laws being pushed...
  8. Landhawk Arms

    Oregon  I've Had Enough of Mark Knutson and I'm reporting him to IRS

    You may be familiar with Mark Knutson and his anti-gun political activities (IP60 and IP61). As a Church and 501(c)(3) IRS Tax exempt entity, they should not be engaging in lobbying or initiating legislative activity, especially with guns. This is from IRS Website: In general, no organization...
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    Oregon  Second Amendment sanctuary petitions circulate in Umatilla County
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    Oregon  Safe Storage Bill HB 4005 Friday

    There is a Safe Storage Bill HB4005 hearing Friday Feb 7th @ 1pm. I'm using my phone so I do know how to send a link. Please write, attend, submit or call accordingly.
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    Firearm transfers in Oregon City

    Does anyone know of a FFL in the Oregon City area that does firearm transfers at reasonable cost?
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    Oregon  HB4005

    Didn't see any posts come up for this in a search. Received an email from OFF about this heinous bill in committee. " "01.30.2020 As expected, the Democrats in Salem are wasting no time trying to ram through their anti-gun agenda. HB 4005, mandatory gun lock ups, is now scheduled for Feb 7th...
  13. DivCurlGrad72

    Oregon  NRA-ILA Workshops Jan. 29/30

    Just passing this along. Seems to me like one of the events should be in the Portland metro area. Wednesday, January 29th: 6pm to 8pm Holiday Inn Express Eugene-Springfield 919 Kruse Way Springfield, OR 97477 Thursday, January 30th: 6pm to 8pm Holiday Inn Express & Suites Newport 135 SE 32nd...
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    Oregon  Non-resident Oregon CHL county for 2020

    I scrolled through several pages of posts and am not finding any relatively current information. What is the ideal county for a Washington state resident to apply for first time Oregon CHL? Thanks
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    Oregon  Town Hall, Burdick/Doherty, Jan. 25th

    Sen. Ginny Burdick has announced plans to introduce legislation that will weaken conceal carry in Oregon. There are probably not too many other more unenjoyable ways to spend an hour on a Saturday afternoon, but if you want to let her know in person what you think of her plans, here is your...
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    Oregon  And southern Washington - Looking for an opportunity to get active and network with like-minded individuals?

    Just go this email, and I thought I would take a moment to share it. If your looking to do something, but don't know what to do, start here. Don't like the NRA? Then I hope you are getting active and organizing in other areas...
  17. RicInOR

    A brazen burglary at a marijuana farm in Washington County

    Brazen burglary at Washington County marijuana farm caught on camera; armed suspects sought "At least two of the suspects were “heavily armed with semi-automatic rifles” according to deputies. "
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    Oregon  2A Invitation to Timber Unity Rally Feb. 6

    Saw this and thought it was worth passing along. Feel free to fill in any additional details. Thursday Feb. 6, 7:00 AM on the Oregon State Capitol steps. OFF director Kevin Starrett will be speaking. Kevin says: Good opportunity to show support for 2A rights, and opposition to the...
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    Oregon  Background Check question for FFLs

    I have a question, I've been told (and it has been done) that for me as a non citizen but legal resident alien, the background check needs to be "called in" and cant be done using the inline system. That results in a long wait (24h last time) which is somewhat very inconvenient if wanting to...
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    spend 30 seconds to help support Washington 2A sanctuaries

    Hello, After conversing with some Washington state legislators, I can confirm that they are largely ignorant of gun ownership statistics and demographics. While they can choose to ignore the hundreds of protesters at the capital (thanks to everyone who showed up yesterday despite the weather)...