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Legally Shooting Airguns

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Tonkin96, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Tonkin96

    Tonkin96 Eugene New Member

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    Hi. Not sure if this post is best suited for this sub-forum or the legal forum, but if it isn't correct feel free to move it there moderators.

    So... turned 18 recently. You know what that means... long gun legal. Due to money constraints I opted for a much more economic target/plinking platform, being a Crosman 2100b air gun. I feel happy with it, it seems to handle pretty well in my arms and I can see the front sight post easily. Ordered some fancy German wasp-waist ammo that should be coming soon. (Tin of 500)

    I am super bummed though because I just discovered it's illegal in Eugene to discharge airguns within city limits. I don't have my drivers license yet, so that means I can only travel on bike/foot -- unless I bother one of my parents to take me somewhere.

    Any advice -- especially in Eugene area would be appreciated... I live near Spencer Butte Middle School.
     
  2. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Unfortunately, that's the rule in many cites around the state. Areas of unincorporated counties are usually legal, but you should check county ordinances to be certain (you can usually find them online). Basically they apply the same rules to firearms as to air guns. It's very frustrating. I can't comment on areas around Eugene, but good luck.
     
  3. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Garage is limited but private.
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I hear some folks like to use the basement too (if you have one).
     
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  5. bakersman345

    bakersman345 Camas wa Well-Known Member

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    What a world, cant shoot a bb gun In your back yard anymore, that's the only benefit you get from a air-gun over a real gun. Sorry to hear that. Good luck
     
  6. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Does Eugene have an Urban Growth Boundary? If so, illegal inside that area.


    Some ranges which support 22lr will allow air rifles.