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Its Very Strange - Oregon Permits

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by longcolt, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    I have had my Oregon concealed carry permit for many years and have just accepted the rules since I really don't have any choice. But I wonder why doesn't Oregon accept other states gun permits and why don't many other states accept the Oregon permit?

    I picked up a non-resident WA state permit years ago just to have access to a few more states.

    Has this factor been discussed in the Oregon State Legislature?

    Any members know the whole story?

    What can we do to work on getting this changed?
     
  2. mpmax

    mpmax Woodburn Active Member

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    The story goes....
    Oregon's background includes mental health records. Other states-including WA don't.
     
  3. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    In short, Oregon is stupid. Basically the way I understand it is that Oregon only wants to recognizes states that have the exact same standards as Oregon enforces for CHLs. This eliminates all other states. In the '09 "regular" session there was a bill presented that would allow reciprocity amongst bordering states (e.g. washington, idaho etc). The reason Washington doesn't recognize Oregon's CHL is simply that Oregon won't recognize there's. Again, STUPID!!!
     
  4. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Stupid, yes, but at least we have them available to us.

    Keith
     
  5. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    How does the state get mental health or any type of health records about an individual?

    The Dr. would not give me any info on my 19 year old daughter even though I pay her bills, something about a group of laws refered to as Hippa(?), which wont allow Drs to release any info to any one with out being authorized by the patient.
     
  6. mpmax

    mpmax Woodburn Active Member

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    You authorize the records check when you apply.
     
  7. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    I see.

    They must have mad computer skills to find that Dr I stoped going to years ago because he said I was crazy.:)

    I suppose they track all your records through your Ins. and the names you provide.
     
  8. mpmax

    mpmax Woodburn Active Member

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    Thanks for the confession! The records they have access to refer to mental "commitments" like a 72 hour psych hold and such. WA doesn't check anything like that.
     
  9. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    you should be outraged that you have to apply for a right.. not thankful that you're one of the chosen few allowed to exercise your right.

    not trying to be a dick, but comments like this are appalling to me.
     
  10. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    It would be dumb to condition any firearm rights on the type of mental health treatment received, or one's medical records - that would serve to discourage gun owners from seeking care when they needed it.

    Of course, some states do it anyway...
     
  11. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Then be appalled all you want. Yes, I am outraged that I have to apply for a permit in the first place. However, you can apply and be legal under the law as it is currently enforced or not apply and be outraged all the way to jail. Your choice.

    Besides...chosen few? No-one 'chose me'. I met all of the must-issue criteria to obtain my permit (I'm a US citizen, I'm not a felon, etc). If you can't get one because you have a criminal past, that ain't my problem.

    Keith
     
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  12. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    perhaps part of the reason is financial. Why would WA want to honor an Oregon permit when they can generate revenue by selling permits to Oregonians instead?