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specific laws about discharging firearms on owned private property

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by rzrs503, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. rzrs503

    rzrs503 salem oregon Member

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    What are the specific laws/rules about discharging a firearm on your own property in oregon? Does it vary by county? I am looking to buy a rural private property/homesite in marion or clackamas county (couple acres). I would like to know if i would be able to target practice on this property so long as there are no homes behind/in the direction of fire, and i constructed a proper backstop or used a natural backstop on the property (and only discharged firearms on this property during daylight hours)?
     
  2. brushbuster

    brushbuster Oregon City OR New Member

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    I live on 8 acres in Clackamas County outside the Oregon City limits and shoot here on a regular basis. About half of my neighbors do also. One guy about a mile away occasionally shoots a lot of rapid fire in the middle of the night and he is the only one I worry about because of the unknowns regarding safety and respect for his neighbors. I believe it is legal outsige of city limits. Have fun and be safe.
     
  3. orygunmike

    orygunmike Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Hello.

    As the Oregon legislature grants the counties and cities authority to determine where firearms can be discharged in their jurisdiction, I believe the best place to get this information is to contact the applicable county offices and get the specific code that deals with your question. For instance, in Washington County, I would contact the Code Enforcement department to determine whether I could shoot on a particular property within the county.

    I'll be curious to see if others have additional recommendations
     
  4. BSG 75

    BSG 75 Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yes, as long as you aren't within city limits, you are on your own property, and you don't endanger your neighbors.

     
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    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    Also check on Noise ordinances
     
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    Fredm Durham New Member

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    I am presently under contract for the purchase of about 5 acres just outside Oregon City's limits but within the UGB. I am hoping i will legally be permitted to discharge my firearms on my property. Any useful comments are welcomed.
     
  8. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I would not purchase inside the UGB if you plan in shooting there. Eventually it will become city and you will lose your right to shoot. Just my opinion.