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Minimum residency time before a firearms purchase

Discussion in 'Firearm Laws & Legal' started by nwwoodsman, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    A friend of mine has been in Oregon for over a year but just got his Oregon drivers license. Is there a minimum time a person has to be a resident before purchasing a firearm in this state?
     
  2. Camelfilter

    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sounds similar-

    Massachusetts transplant here.

    I got my real drivers license in the mailbox, and was headed to Bi-Mart to buy ammunition on sale the same day. They had a Ruger LC9S on a good special, so I bought it.

    I don't know if they would have let me buy it if I had the temporary paper license or not.
     
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  3. JTech

    JTech SW Washington Member

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    I could not find it online, have him call the gun store where he will eventually make the purchase. They should know the answer.
     
  4. Camelfilter

    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I had been out here just shy of a year before I got my OR license.

    Matter of fact my first year lease turns over on the 30th, and I just had my 1st full year at work this last Sunday (and a nice raise).
     
  5. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    I have never heard about a residency requirement for ownership. I suppose there is a natural residency time limit since to get an Oregon DL, there are certain requirements, and they take some amount of time to issue the license. Now that I think about it, Oregon DMV may actually issue them same-day. If they require a lease or a utility bill or something, you at least have the time it takes to find a place and get a new bill in the mail.

    Besides those baked-in waiting times, I don't believe there is any time-limit besides needing an ORDL.
     
  6. Camelfilter

    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    OR issues a paper temporary the same day, mails out the real one. There's a bunch of things to use as proof of residency. Utility bill, voter registration, lease, pay stub (I think), vehicle registration.

    I had already transferred my reg--now THAT was a complete and total cluster bubblegum because I still owe on it. That took about 2 months to complete.

    Yeah the salesperson at Bi-Mart was looking at me like I had 3 heads when I asked if the waiting period was 3 or 5 business days for me to pick it up after he said my BGC had cleared.

    That BGC cleared in ~5 minutes, on a Saturday, but I have a less common name (I've heard that helps).

    I'm learning...
     
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  7. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    Having an OR CHL helps, too. Puts you to the front of the line.
     
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  8. Camelfilter

    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've heard the same.

    Had my appointment for it Wednesday, Marion County sends them out at a month & a half. They put a sticker on my reciept "45 Days 45 Days 45 Days" - probably got tired of answering the question "how long?".
     
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  9. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    When I first moved here I went to a LGS and they told me to go get my OR drivers license and then come back.
     
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  10. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    45 business days. not calendar days just FYI. me, my ol lady, her dad, my dad, my brother all 45 business days
     
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  11. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Most use the DMV for referencing. That's the most important ting to have the information in.

    A CHL they back your address on their application with what the DMV says. If they don't jive, no dice.
     
  12. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    yeaaaahhh i need to update my chl address.
     
  13. Camelfilter

    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    On a related note:

    Found out that once you've had your CHL appointment, BGC's bump you to the top of the list. Similar to having a CHL...Even though I don't have it in hand yet.

    Must only work if the county has already done they're background check?
     
  14. PanchoVilla

    PanchoVilla Portland New Member

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    I bought one with a paper temp license without any problems something like 7-12 days after I moved into Oregon. They didnt even blink at the paper license and BGC went through in about 30 mins. (it was a sat afternoon)
     
  15. Freakshow

    Freakshow Tualatin Member

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    ^^^^^same as above.

    When I first moved here, I took the temporary paper drivers license the DMV issues before your card arrived.

    Gun store said no problem as long as it was state issued and had name and address.

    That was two weeks of living in the state.