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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  What Impacts Will IP 18 Have For FFLs And Their Customers, If Passed By Voters?

    Programming Note: I would like to keep this thread focused on how it will impact FFLs and their customers. FFLs won't have the option of ignoring the law or losing their inventory in a boating accident. They will need to interpret the law when trying to figure out what they can and can't legally...
  2. Soren

    Oregon  Oregon SB554 Passed

    Unfortunately, Oregon 554 passed today. So, assuming KB signs it, 90 days after the legislative session ends: All firearms whether in-service or not will need to be locked. Trigger locks or locked box when transporting firearms are required CHL costs go to $115 ($100 to the county, $15 to the...
  3. fishpoem

    Oregon  Contact your State Senator - OPPOSE Senate Bill 554.

    This bill is part of the nationwide effort by urban-based Democratic "liberals" to disarm this Nation. It's a big deal for Oregonians, so I'm sharing verbatim a post I got from NRA. What's especially sad about it is that its sponsors and enthusiastic political supporters are disproportionately...
  4. Triton900

    Oregon  How to attain my CPL in OR (Salem) if WA resident

    I travel through OR and to Salem often, I was looking into the steps I need to go through in order to attain my permit. I even contacted the Sherifs office in Marion and Polk counties but have not received any reply. Can anyone give me some insight on the proper steps to take? Looking it up, I...
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    Oregon  Rights restored

    I lost my gun rights 30 years ago is Seattle, for ten years I have lived in Roseburg Oregon. I just received my restoration paperwork from a court in Seattle Washington. I wasn't sure how to answer the question on the FFL about "have you ever been convicted of a felony?" So I decided to Persue...
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    Oregon  In Benton County Oregon appointments to renew license backed up.

    Just called today April 29 to renew my CHP. You have to make an appointment to turn in paperwork, get photoed again. Appointments are backed up to August 26 -- about 4 months. !!!!! Last time I renewed, four years ago, there were several time slots available the following week.
  7. anonEmouse

    Oregon  Background Checks

    My brother-in-law went in to buy his first handgun this afternoon and was told the check could take 2-weeks. Are they really that backed up or is something else going on?
  8. ATCclears

    National  SCOTUS to hear major gun case

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to review a New York law that limits carrying concealed firearms outside the home, potentially loosening gun laws nationwide in the first major Second Amendment case since 2010. The case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Corlett, will be...
  9. Tdunn541

    Oregon  Pistol transfer from CA

    My father passed away and he left his police service revolver to me. My stepmother has it in California. How can I legally transfer this? Could she take it to her local FFL and have it shipped to my FFL in Oregon? I would think so, but she said she purchased a pistol recently private party and...
  10. Ken Finch

    Oregon  Process for selling a gun?

    I'm going to help a friend sell some guns from his father's estate. I've read a bit on the process but would like to run this by a few people who've done it. I'm presuming it goes something like this: 1) I list the gun(s) for sale. 2) Purchaser contacts me and expresses interest. 3) We meet at...
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    Oregon  Oregon background check law, have there been any charges, cases, convictions? Stings?

    I know the law is the law and none of us really want to break it. But sometimes they're too inclusive while being too vague. Conjecture I've heard is things like the burden is on the seller. Or it's nearly impossible to prove so the law isn't really being enforced. Has anybody seen actual...
  12. JohnnyMac

    Washington  On a bright note....

    Gotta love small towns! Wahkiakum County commissions on Tuesday made good of their intention announced last week to adopt a resolution opposing infringement of rights guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States...
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    I found a old box ofArmmer peircing 30cal ammp are they legal b

    I found a old box of 30cal armmer peircing rounds that had belonged to my grandma who was in ww2 are they legal to have and sale?
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    Oregon  Solvent trap fuel filters

    I received an email today trying to sell me a napa or wix fuel filter as a solvent trap. Could not forward or reply to the email, but they were trying to get you to Sign up for their email list. It look like a ATF sting operation to me be careful to respond.
  15. SPSharpshooter

    Oregon  Selling gun (legally) that was gifted

    Can you sell a gun that was gifted to you (legally under ORS). Does the state track prior owners? I don’t know who owned the gun before it was gifted to me and if it was done through an FFL. Just don’t wanna run into any hang ups when I sell and go through FFL with buyer. Thanks
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    Run in today with irate, gun wielding guy.

    So I took part in a motorcycle event that weaves through Portlands alleys. Some people may have heard of it. In theory its 100% legal as the alleys are public right of ways. Just the usual legalities apply, speed limits, sort signs, registered vehicles etc. But that is on the individual. I can...
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    Oregon  Please contact your Representative SB 554 has passed the Senate and is in the House.

    There is still time, it has to go to committee and there will be public hearings. Lets all contact our reps, and contact all Democratic Reps. Lets let them know how bad an idea restricting our concealed carry rights is.
  18. Deltatango2423

    Oregon  Only an FFL can send to another FFL, correct?

    Hello everyone, Hopefully, someone can shed some light on this topic. A little background first, I posted on another forum that I was looking for a certain pistol and a person responded to me with pics and everything. I asked them if they were a gun shop/store and their response was "I am a...
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