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Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by 22lr, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. 22lr

    22lr United States New Member

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    i am wondering what if there is a minimum age for carrying a rifle or shotgun in a vehicle, unloaded of course.
     
  2. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    There is a difference between carrying and transporting. Also there are differences between different states, you need to state your location.
     
  3. 22lr

    22lr United States New Member

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    sorry i forgot to mention i live in washington state.
     
  4. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    When I was in high school in Oregon, we always had Rifles and shotguns in the gun racks. Ammo was locked in the glovebox, no one ever gave us any trouble. That was 20 yeas ago, I doubt that's allowed anymore.
     
  5. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    On the state level Oregon prohibits concealment of readily accessible handguns in vehicles, and any firearms upon a person (ORS 166.250). State law doesn't care if the firearm is loaded or not. So a long gun can be in vehicle in any shape or form. CHL exempts from those restrictions.

    On the city level loaded firearms are prohibited in many municipalities, thus a loaded rifle in the vehicle would not be allowed in such places, but there wouldn't be an issue with unloaded rifle. CHL exempts from those restrictions as well.

    Finally, on the federal level a firearm has to be not only unloaded, but also locked in the trunk or gun rack (for long guns) when within 1000ft of a school. CHL also exempts from this requirement.
     
  6. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    Right. I didn't say anything about the law. Just that 20 years ago that's what we did and there was never a problem. But we were also taught to value life, and had no desire to shoot anybody, just small woodland creatures. We were trusted I guess is what it comes down to.