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Obtaining Oregon Concealed Carry Permit

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by FLYPNW, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. FLYPNW

    FLYPNW Fircrest, Washington & Jensen Beach, Florida Member

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    Short of going to the website and reading "the requirements" for obtaining a CWP in Oregon, can any fellow members share some highlights with me regarding the laws in Oregon?

    I currently have a Florida CCW, and will be moving permanently to Oregon in the very near future.

    Additionally, are there any books I might find helpful pertaining to Oregon's gun laws?

    What is the overall "climate" towards gun owners in Oregon?

    Thanks!
     
  2. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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  3. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Good suggestions. Oregon only issues CHLs to nonresidents living in neighboring states.
     
  4. FLYPNW

    FLYPNW Fircrest, Washington & Jensen Beach, Florida Member

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    I do plan on obtaining residency prior to applying for an Oregon CHL, however if it's relatively simple to get an out-of-state Oregon CHL as a resident of the State of Washington (and while a student at Oregon State) it may behoove me to retain Washington residency. I will be in one state as much as the other...

    I know for a fact I can get an out of state Washington CHL. Is the Out of State Oregon CHL that big of hassle?
     
  5. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Not really. There's lot of people on here that have one. The difference is Oregon is a "may issue" state for nonresidents but you get to select the county you apply in. I know Multnomah and Grant county are good about issuing to out of staters. Look through some posts and you can find out more about counties. If you're a resident, Oregon is a "shall issue" state but you have to apply in your county of residence.
     
  6. FLYPNW

    FLYPNW Fircrest, Washington & Jensen Beach, Florida Member

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    That sounds like the way to go considering if I remain a Washington resident I won't have to worry about income tax, and as a student, I'll be perfectly legal in doing so.
     
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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    No it doesn't!! I've been doing it for close to 20 years now and have never had a problem. You do have a couple more hoops to jump through though, one is that you have to be a resident of an adjoining state. So a FL license won't do you any good here as they don't recognize any other state's license and, unless you live in WA, ID or CA you can't get it at all.
     
  8. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Columbia County Sheriff is very good on issuing to Washinhton residents. mine took about 4 weeks, just as they said.
     
  9. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Sheriff Glenn E. Palmer out of grant county is the way to go!
     
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  10. FLYPNW

    FLYPNW Fircrest, Washington & Jensen Beach, Florida Member

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    Vaultman Clackamas Co, Oregon Active Member

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    Vaultman Clackamas Co, Oregon Active Member

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  13. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    It is possible for a DD-214 to be rejected unless it states handgun training. If it says small arms training might not work.

    Check the county you're applying in for specific requirements. Columbia requires you have your Washington CPL. Most also will require a letter asking for your reason for wanting a permit if you're a nonresident.

    You'll need 2 pieces of current, valid identification. One needs to be photo id.
    Your proof of firearms competency training.

    http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/166.html
    ORS 166.291 defines acceptable classes:
     
  14. Dnaltrop

    Dnaltrop Portland, Oregon Member

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    3 hour class, 1-8 week wait to get your appointment to drop your paperwork off, be finger printed, photographed, and pay the fees. (Optical print scanners at the Multnomah county office, no ink!)

    from what I understand they have only 1-2 ladies who really process them through, as when I turned my application in I was told there might be a bit more of a wait as someone was on Vacation.

    Received it in I think 2 weeks and change. My wife has already completed the class, but job based licensing has taken precedence until recently, will let people know how long her trip through the process goes when she gets back in town.
     
  15. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    Sheriff Palmer from Grant Co comes up to WA a few times a year just to do OR out of state permits for WA permit holders. It is a great service to us, but Grant Co is an interesting place to visit too. You might just want to take a drive down that way.

    Grant county is the place to go if you have a WA permit. DD214 or the online MD class work for him.
     
  16. FLYPNW

    FLYPNW Fircrest, Washington & Jensen Beach, Florida Member

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    Sounds like some of the Sheriffs in Oregon are very supportive of those of us up in Washington. The NW's sense of community always amazes me.

    The next question for me is, as a Washington resident and student in Oregon, can I work full time in Oregon? I'm curious how the income tax issue would apply. I expect I would still have to pay it.

    This may be cause to move this thread elsewhere...


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  17. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    It is my understanding that WA RESIDENTS do not pay OR income tax, just like OR RESIDENTs (with photo ID) do not have to pay WA sales tax. What matters for tax purposes is where you live, not where you work. You may want to check with a large employer, but the above is my understanding,
     
  18. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    My wife works in Oregon (we live in Washington). Her check reflects Oregon taxes removed (9%). She doesn't get a vote. Taxation without representation....

    If you live in Washington and work in Oregon you will pay Oregon taxes - unless you are working under the table. You'll pay taxes and you won't get any schooling benefits either because you'll be considered an out-of-state student.

    My suggestion is to think twice about your situation and where you want to live.

    My 0.02
     
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  19. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. I owned my own business before I retired and even though I did not employ any OR residents (we live 11 miles from the Canadian border) I was under the impression, if I had hired an OR resident, I would have had to withhold OR income tax...However, OR residents were exempt from our sales tax. I know the sales tax provision 100% sure, and I am 99% on the income tax.

    I would have your wife check on that with a tax lawyer. If she is a WA resident, I do not believe she is required to pay OR income tax because she is a WA resident. This was from an reciprical tax agreement between OR and WA that was made 10 years ago or so. I am positive enough it is worth asking a Tax lawyer.

    The problem was to reconcile exactly what you are talking about with your wife....
     
  20. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Yes, Oregonians are exempt from Washington sales tax(es) provided they state so and show Oregon ID at the time of sale.

    I do not know about withholding OR taxes from OR residents working in WA. Uncle Sam(s) want their tax money so I wouldn't be surprised why you have had to withhold OR taxes from OR residents who would have worked for you (in WA).

    It has already been checked, argued, fought, etc. by her and others with whom she works with (in her situation that live in WA and work in OR). She has worked where she does for 15+ years and has always paid her 9% (+/-) OR state tax. And we complain every payday.