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moving to oregon from TN legal questions

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by countryboy865, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. countryboy865

    countryboy865 Hillsboro Member

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    So im going to be moving from Tennessee to Oregon in the near future I was wondering if theres any firearms that I have that might be illegal. I have standard run of the mil stuff like acouple AR-15s, xdm 40,glock 21,CZ-75bd , a mosin nagant and a mossberg 7+1 shotgun. I use to live in CA and I know they have resrictions on mag size and you have to have a featureless AR or an AR with a bullet button on it so I was wondering if anything like those thinf s apply in oregon.
     
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  2. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Simple answer:

    No - you are good to go here (or come here as the case may be).

    Even if you have NFA firearms.

    You do have to take a class to get a CHL/CWP and do a background check - and get the sheriff to sign for it. But it is a shall issue state and that does not impact what firearms you bring here, only concealed carry.

    There are common restrictions on what guns you can use for hunting, and in some cities, like Portland, on open carry.
     
  3. countryboy865

    countryboy865 Hillsboro Member

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    Awesome thanks for the heads up.
     
  4. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    No restrictions and no registration in Oregon. Get you OR drivers license and you can buy more here. CHL is shall issue.
     
  5. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    The crazy laws here mostly are related to having a firearm with you. You can drive 20 miles and probably pass through 10 different areas that have different laws about carrying. How is one supposed to remember to unload their magazines before driving into a certain county.

    The good news is that a CHL trumps most of these silly laws. So that would be the first thing you should do
     
  6. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Also, there is a state pre-emption clause prohibiting municipalities from making laws more restrictive than state laws, except for some things such as open carry.

    Some municipalities have tried to make laws more restrictive, and there are some court cases - this is mostly happening near Portland, and mostly on the east side of Portland.

    There are also common sense restrictions about where you can shoot, not within city limits, some urban boundary areas and so on. So check these before shooting - there are maps that each county has online. As I said, it is mostly common sense stuff and the areas are those that are urban and suburban neighborhoods.
     
  7. Mongo1

    Mongo1 Santiam Canyon Active Member

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    You can purchase firearms from an FFL after residing here 90 days, private party sales are legal as long as the buyer is not a " prohibited person".
     
  8. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    And welcome!

    You'll love it here all the outdoor stuff you would get in TN without the bloody heat!
    I moved back here from KY a few years ago best decision I've made.
     
  9. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome (almost) to Oregon! +1 to getting your CHL as soon as possible - that will save you more hassle than anything else. I would also recommend keeping your distance as much as possible from anywhere in Multnomah County if you can avoid it - the most gun un-friendly county in the state. Don't plan on doing any shooting ( at all in Mult. County unless it's at a range. Neighboring Washington and Clackamas counties are better for gun owners - the Sheriffs in those counties are also more friendly toward concealed carry and gun ownership in general. The further you get from Mult. Co., the better.
     
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  10. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Regarding the NFA toys. Full auto is legal. Owning a silencer is legal and hunting with it is also legal (and polite)

    Depending where you end up, the Saddle Butte Machine Gun Shoot might interest you. Happens every May at the Albany Rifle and Pistol Club located a little south of Albany.
     
  11. countryboy865

    countryboy865 Hillsboro Member

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    ill be moving to washington county.is there any places i could go out in tge country and shoot as far as government property is concerned. in CA there was a lot of public land to shoot on but in TN pretty much all the land was privately owned.
     
  12. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    If Washington County, you best bet is to head West on 26 or 8 into the Coast Range. Lots of random roads and shooting spots to be found out there, but do us a favor and clean up after you shoot!

    There are some regularly used places that are just trashed thanks to lazy SOBs, and that reflects very poorly on the rest of us and may ultimately lead to the closure or restrictions on shooting on private lumber lands (see what's happening in Washington right now).
     
  13. countryboy865

    countryboy865 Hillsboro Member

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    of course i always clean up when i go shooting i usually leave it better than it was.
     
  14. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    A lot of the forest land out there is private - large timber corps - and is increasingly closed because of slobs (of multiple outdoor persuasions - nobody is innocent).
     
  15. countryboy865

    countryboy865 Hillsboro Member

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    That sucks
     
  16. dobeman

    dobeman Hillsboro Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    hurry up though.. as more Californicators flock here, they bring their politics with them.
     
  17. countryboy865

    countryboy865 Hillsboro Member

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    Ugh I know. Well This Tennessian isnt going to support their liberal agenda.
     
  18. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Yeabut Hickok45 lives over in TN so you're doing it wrong.. obviously. good luck
     
  19. countryboy865

    countryboy865 Hillsboro Member

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    im moving to oregon because my wife wants to be with her family. otherwise id be staying in TN.
     
  20. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I hear you. Just dickin with ya
     
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