A friend got stopped by Bend PD today and got a speeding ticket and also an interesting response to a declared, unloaded and cased pistol in the back of his Jeep. The following are his words as to what happened and he (and I) would like to know the legalities regarding what took place: Just got a speeding ticket..... First one in awhile and I had no Idea I was speeding however I was and the ticket was justified. However... Have a question for you Oregon folks. I declared a unloaded firearm in a case in the back of my Jeep (back seat up) so I am blocked from the rear storage area. I was told that I needed a permit to have the firearm in the back of my rig because it was a jeep. The Officer did laugh when I told him it would take an act of god for my fat azz to fit in the small space from the uplifted seat to even reach the firearm in the very back of the vehicle.