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Traveling with long guns in car??

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ajm091385, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. ajm091385

    ajm091385 Saint Helens, OR. Member

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    Hey guys, my wife and I are planning to go out in the woods tomorrow or Saturday to sight-in our shotguns and AR-15. I was just wondering what are the current laws here in Oregon about having long guns in car while traveling. Can I have my AR-15 magazines loaded but not inserted in the gun? also can I travel with my shotgun that have shotgun shells on the side saddle but guns are not loaded? I have a CHL but I just want to make sure I am not breaking any laws before we travel and I don't want to get in trouble if I ever get pulled over.

    Thanks in advance.

    AJM
     
  2. westcoastal

    westcoastal north coast of oregon Active Member

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    Not much to worry bout with long guns.
    Only restriction is no round in the chamber. Otherwise loaded and even concealed long guns are fine.
    CHL is only for handguns.
     
  3. Darknight

    Darknight Salem Active Member

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    Long guns do not have to be “not readily accessible” but if you don’t have a concealed handgun license and you are in a locality that restricts loaded firearms it must be unloaded.

    You have a few cities around you that restrict loaded firearms, even in your vehicle.

    City of Tigard Ordinance 7.32.125

    City of Beaverton Code 5.08.240

    Oregon exempts you from all of it with a CHL. THere is also an exemption for traveling to and from or engaged in fishing, hunting and a shooting range.

    (3) “Loaded firearm” means:
    (a) A breech-loading firearm in which there is an unexpended cartridge or shell in or attached to the firearm including but not limited to, in a chamber, magazine or clip which is attached to the firearm.

    Your side saddle could be considered attached and therefore loaded.
     
  4. BigStick

    BigStick Sherwood, OR Well-Known Member

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    If you venture up into WA, just make sure the mag is out of the gun, and no round in the chamber. Loaded mag is ok, just not inserted. Sidesaddle should be fine. Check into the RCW 9.41 if you want the details.
     
  5. ajm091385

    ajm091385 Saint Helens, OR. Member

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    Thanks for all the replies guys..:)