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Background check and your household

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Pandaz3, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have several questions rolling around in that empty space where a brain should be....

    Back in early November I bought a AR-10 an a AR-15 and did the Oregon background checks using my information. Later at home the Warden, my wife, decided the AR-15 was hers exclusively. Do I need to fingerprint her? Pay for a background check? Or just let it slide? I opted for the slide route as it was easiest.

    But that makes me think of a hypothetical situation Two people are married, one a convicted felon with no gun rights, does that mean the innocent spouse cannot own or possess a gun? Can they keep it by the bed? If not does that not infringe upon the innocent ones rights? Why do they have to live differently from anyone else. What if they were married before the felony conviction? and the innocent party already had a gun?

    Possibly some of these questions were on the background check, I don't recall.

    It certainly seems to me that the background checks are chock full of holes
  2. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    There is no requirement in Oregon to transfer firearms between private parties (even unrelated) via FFL. So giving a rifle to your spouse is perfectly okay and doesn't require any paperwork.

    From what I have seen discussed in our neighbouring state of California, it is not a problem to have firearms in the household where somebody is prohibited, as long as the prohibited person doesn't have
    access to those firearms. That means having a safe with the combination being unknown to such person, and if the firearm is out of the safe then it has to be in the immediate possession of the
    person who is not prohibited.
  3. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  4. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    There is no way I would suggest a background check for my wife.

    I might frisk her though...
  5. pchewn

    pchewn Beaverton Oregon USA Well-Known Member

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    you did a face-to-face private transfer and no background check is required.
  6. WheatNuts

    WheatNuts Camas, WA Active Member

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    I can't figure out what you're asking. Are you wondering if you have to do anything to transfer your wife ownership of the AR-15? If that is what you're asking, the answer is no. In all private firearm sales in-state you do not need to go through an FFL. You can also buy a firearm and gift it to someone else such as your wife.
  7. Just Me

    Just Me Peoples Republik of Oregon Active Member

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    ORS 166.270 Possession of weapons by certain felons. (1) Any person who has been convicted of a felony under the law of this state or any other state, or who has been convicted of a felony under the laws of the Government of the United States, who owns or has in the person’s possession or under the person’s custody or control any firearm commits the crime of felon in possession of a firearm.
  8. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Silver Supporter

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    Isn't it strange how far we have come in this society where we have to question the legality of one's wife 'claiming' ownership of one of the toys in the safe.