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Oregon CHL

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Ligito, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Ligito

    Ligito Oregon Active Member

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    I seem to remember that you have to take a class in the same county that you reside in, to obtain a CHL in that county.
    That was confirmed by a call to MCSL.

    A friend took a class at Clackamas County
    Sheriff's Office but Multnomah county said that won't work, because she lives in Multnomah county.

    Any opinions?

    And how does this work, in light of that?

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  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Never heard of that stipulation, only needs to be an NRA approved instructor.

    Benton County
    Concealed Handgun License Instructions to Applicant, continued
    PROOF OF COMPETENCE WITH A HANDGUN:
    You must be able to demonstrate competence with a handgun by any of the methods provided
    by law as follows:
    A. Completion of any NRA firearms safety or training course if handgun
    safety was a component of the course.
    B. Completion of any firearms safety or training course or class available to
    the general public offered by law enforcement, community college, or
    private or public institution or organization or firearms training school
    utilizing instructors certified by the NRA or a law enforcement agency if
    handgun safety was a component of the course.
    C. Completion of any law enforcement firearms safety or training course or
    class offered for security guards, investigators, reserve law enforcement
    officers or any other law enforcement officers if handgun safety was a
    component of the course.
    D. Present evidence of equivalent experience with a handgun through
    participation in organized shooting competition or military service.
    E. Is licensed or has been licensed to carry a firearm in this state, unless
    the license has been revoked.
    F. Completion of any firearms training or safety course or class conducted
    by a firearms instructor certified by a law enforcement agency or the
    NRA if handgun safety was a component of the course.

    [ORS 166.291]
    166.291 Issuance of concealed handgun license; application; fees; liability. (1) The sheriff of a county, upon a person’s application for an Oregon concealed handgun license, upon receipt of the appropriate fees and after compliance with the procedures set out in this section, shall issue the person a concealed handgun license if the person:

    (a)(A) Is a citizen of the United States; or

    (B) Is a legal resident alien who can document continuous residency in the county for at least six months and has declared in writing to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services the intent to acquire citizenship status and can present proof of the written declaration to the sheriff at the time of application for the license;

    (b) Is at least 21 years of age;

    (c) Is a resident of the county;

    (d) Has no outstanding warrants for arrest;

    (e) Is not free on any form of pretrial release;

    (f) Demonstrates competence with a handgun by any one of the following:

    (A) Completion of any hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife or a similar agency of another state if handgun safety was a component of the course;

    (B) Completion of any National Rifle Association firearms safety or training course if handgun safety was a component of the course;

    (C) Completion of any firearms safety or training course or class available to the general public offered by law enforcement, community college, or private or public institution or organization or firearms training school utilizing instructors certified by the National Rifle Association or a law enforcement agency if handgun safety was a component of the course;

    (D) Completion of any law enforcement firearms safety or training course or class offered for security guards, investigators, reserve law enforcement officers or any other law enforcement officers if handgun safety was a component of the course;

    (E) Presents evidence of equivalent experience with a handgun through participation in organized shooting competition or military service;

    (F) Is licensed or has been licensed to carry a firearm in this state, unless the license has been revoked; or

    (G) Completion of any firearms training or safety course or class conducted by a firearms instructor certified by a law enforcement agency or the National Rifle Association if handgun safety was a component of the course;

    (g) Has never been convicted of a felony or found guilty, except for insanity under ORS 161.295, of a felony;

    (h) Has not been convicted of a misdemeanor or found guilty, except for insanity under ORS 161.295, of a misdemeanor within the four years prior to the application;

    (i) Has not been committed to the Oregon Health Authority under ORS 426.130;

    (j) Has not been found to be mentally ill and is not subject to an order under ORS 426.130 that the person be prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm as a result of that mental illness;

    (k) Has been discharged from the jurisdiction of the juvenile court for more than four years if, while a minor, the person was found to be within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court for having committed an act that, if committed by an adult, would constitute a felony or a misdemeanor involving violence, as defined in ORS 166.470;

    (L) Has not been convicted of an offense involving controlled substances or participated in a court-supervised drug diversion program, except this disability does not operate to exclude a person if:

    (A) The person has been convicted only once of violating ORS 475.864 (3) and has not completed a court-supervised drug diversion program under ORS 135.907; or

    (B) The person has completed a court-supervised drug diversion program under ORS 135.907 and has not been convicted of violating ORS 475.864 (3);

    (m) Is not subject to a citation issued under ORS 163.735 or an order issued under ORS 30.866, 107.700 to 107.735 or 163.738;

    (n) Has not received a dishonorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States; and

    (o) Is not required to register as a sex offender in any state.

    (2) A person who has been granted relief under ORS 166.274 or 166.293 or section 5, chapter 826, Oregon Laws 2009, or 18 U.S.C. 925(c) or has had the person’s record expunged under the laws of this state or equivalent laws of other jurisdictions is not subject to the disabilities in subsection (1)(g) to (L) of this section.

    (3) Before the sheriff may issue a license:

    (a) The application must state the applicant’s legal name, current address and telephone number, date and place of birth, hair and eye color and height and weight. The application must also list the applicant’s residence address or addresses for the previous three years. The application must contain a statement by the applicant that the applicant meets the requirements of subsection (1) of this section. The application may include the Social Security number of the applicant if the applicant voluntarily provides this number. The application must be signed by the applicant.

    (b) The applicant must submit to fingerprinting and photographing by the sheriff. The sheriff shall fingerprint and photograph the applicant and shall conduct any investigation necessary to corroborate the requirements listed under subsection (1) of this section. If a nationwide criminal records check is necessary, the sheriff shall request the Department of State Police to conduct the check, including fingerprint identification, through the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation shall return the fingerprint cards used to conduct the criminal records check and may not keep any record of the fingerprints. The Department of State Police shall report the results of the fingerprint-based criminal records check to the sheriff. The Department of State Police shall also furnish the sheriff with any information about the applicant that the Department of State Police may have in its possession including, but not limited to, manual or computerized criminal offender information.

    (4) Application forms for concealed handgun licenses shall be supplied by the sheriff upon request. The forms shall be uniform throughout this state in substantially the following form:

    ______________________________________________________________________________
     
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  3. Charles98683

    Charles98683 Vancouver, WA Member

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    I've never heard of that and its not stated in the state statutes, but then we're talking Multnomah Co.

    Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office does a class weekly. Fisherman's Marine Supply does it once a month and Keith's in Gresham does classes once a month or so. All of those classes cost about $40.

    One suggestion I would give, as a former Mult. Co. resident, make your application appointment ASAP then go about getting the training course outta the way. The reason being that last I heard there was a 4 month lead time on getting an appointment at MCSO
     
  4. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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  5. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Bingo.......
     
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  6. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Someone is making up their own sheite as they go along... Bring a copy of the above posted ORS and make them refute it. My 201 file from 8yrs in the Army is close to 4" thick, 2.5" of that is various weapons training and qualifications records conducted from all over the Western and Southern Hemisphere of the globe.

    My first CHL was in Mult. Co. over 20yrs ago and those papers were always good to go from day one.
     
  7. Murphy

    Murphy Oregon Member

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    How would they know where your training took place?
     
  8. Ligito

    Ligito Oregon Active Member

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    The class certification shows the address where the class was taken.
     
  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  10. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Same here except I did take the training at the Mult Co.Sheriff's dept.


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  11. Soren

    Soren Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    It does not matter where you took your firearms safety class as long as you provide proof of completion of training.
    And here is a list of what qualifies as valid training according to ORS 166.291 (section 1.f)
    What does matter is that you apply for your CHL at the Sherrifs department in the county of your primary residence.
     
  12. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    Your friend heard wrong, or the desk lady and/or deputy that told her is incorrect.

    I took my CHL class at the Clackamas County sheriffs' firing range over by the mall. I live in Multnomah county and also used that class as valid paperwork for my Washington state card.

    Never had any problems.
     
  13. Glock Jock

    Glock Jock Wilsonville , OR Well-Known Member

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    Call again, perhaps the person on the phone that day was mistaken. I took my class in California for my CHL and had the instructor send me a copy of the form with his NRA number on it after I moved here and MCSO gave me my permit with no problems. I received mine recently.

    I doubt it was anything shady, just a mistake.
     
  14. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I took my CHL class in Clackamas County. I live and applied for my CHL in Washington County. No problems.
     
  15. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    The NRA instructor approval is the training threshold as deadeye pointed out. For an OR resident, there's absolutwly no way to place further requirements.
     
  16. redhippie

    redhippie People's republic of PDX Active Member

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    I took my class at OFA near Lebanon. Multnomah county took it.
     
  17. Boedy

    Boedy Sublimity, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Took Maryland's free online course in 45 min and worked just fine in Marion County..
     
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  18. kibs45

    kibs45 Portland Active Member

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    When I got my permit from Multnomah County earlier this year, that's what I presented and it worked. No problem.
     
  19. HenryJ

    HenryJ Eastern Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    No longer an option as of Oct. 1, 2013
     
  20. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    What? The Md course? I was just there and their state law has changed somehow, does Clackamas still accept it?