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Have CCW in Oregon & Wash. how to transport shotgun?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Navman, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    Father in law gave me an old 20 ga. shotgun.

    Haven't owned a shotgun for many years.

    I'd like to just keep it in my truck, loaded but not chambered as I travel between Oregon & Washington?

    Or unloaded with ammo near it or...

    Familar with handguns & CCW, shotgun transport laws have been hard to find :s0153:
     
  2. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  3. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    You can't legally transport a concealed long gun with a loaded mag inserted or a loaded tube mag in WA State
     
  4. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    Unloaded the shotgun and ammo can be in the same area in my truck?

    Thanks guys!
     
  5. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    In WA State, yes. You can also have loaded mags which are not inserted in the gun
     
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  6. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Blitz is right.
     
  7. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    Is Oregon transport law the same as Washington?

    Thank you!
     
  8. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    A shotgun is cumbersome and unwieldy. Hard to bring into action in a vehicle.
    If you carry responsibility, you are aware of the situation all around you and seek ways to avoid confrontation.
    Local Ordinances can bite you. You can be arrested for "public nuisance" for instance.
    You will have to pay a lawyer to get un-stuck.
    Give LEO a reason to feel warm and fuzzy during the encounter.
    Case your shotgun separate from ammo.
    Transport it as you would to go hunting.
    Make it hard for a car prowl thief.
    Install a lock or trigger lock.

    When the country goes zombie, then unlock and load.
     
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  9. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    I agree with you Rick.
    Conceal carry has been part of my daily routine for many years.
    Shotgun would be worse case where my Wife and I had to abandon vehicle and make our way home on foot after we grab the Get Home Bag (which I'm putting together for her car as well)
     
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  10. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Keep the guns out of plain view.
    Car prowls are usually an impulsive opportunistic exercise; if it looks like nothing, chances are they'll pass you by and keep looking.
     
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  11. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    I follow what you're saying Doc but no worriers, it's a Sears Ted Williams, they'd probably just bring it back... :s0092:
     
  12. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    No, Oregon law is much different than Washington. Oregon law only imposes restrictions on handguns in vehicles. Both shotguns and rifles can be legally carried in your vehicle fully loaded and ready for use. If you had the shotgun in your trunk, then I really cannot foresee the police ever bothering you over it. If it was inside your vehicle and they spotted it, though, they could conceivably freak out, and they might then question you as to why you are driving around with a loaded shotgun.

    Here is a link to the applicable Oregon law:

    http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.220

    We had a man in Springfield back in January pull a fully loaded AR-15 out of his vehicle and use it to gun down a man who he had come into conflict with while they were driving on the road. The police did not cite the man for having the fully loaded AR-15 in his vehicle. However, the investigation that followed determined that that the gun owner was guilty of road rage, and had no legal justification to gun down the unarmed elderly driver he killed.

    He is now awaiting trial for murder.

    http://registerguard.com/rg/news/lo...-of-road-rage-court-document-asserts.html.csp
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  13. Qjay

    Qjay Vancouver, not BC, Washington, not DC Active Member

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    It's not Oregon as a whole you have to watch out for, it's the individual municipalities. Say, Portland, for example. That is where the laws will get you into trouble, most of the state is "common sense" when it comes to carrying. Most... Maybe "much" would be better to say.
     
  14. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I take issue with the post above:


    I read the linked article..... 53 IS NOT ELDERLY!!!
     
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