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Civilian Guns

Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

ChartIn Oregon, the percentage of adults living in a household with a firearm is reported to be

2004: 40.0%1
2002: 39.8%2
2001: 39.8%3

Proportion of Households with Firearms

In Oregon, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be

2004: 43.92%4

Proportion of Households with Firearms by Decade

ChartIn Oregon, the percentage of households with one or more guns is estimated to be

2001/2010: 55.1%5 6
1991/2000: 61.6%
1981/1990: 62.4%

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Oregon, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 4977
2013: 462
2012: 443
2011: 420
2010: 458
2009: 417
2008: 385
2007: 387
2006: 384
2005: 402
2004: 385
2003: 395
2002: 374
2001: 358
2000: 378
1999: 389

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oregon, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2014: 12.527
2013: 11.76
2012: 11.36
2011: 10.86
2010: 11.95
2009: 10.95
2008: 10.22
2007: 10.40
2006: 10.46
2005: 11.13
2004: 10.79
2003: 11.13
2002: 10.64
2001: 10.32
2000: 11.05
1999: 11.46

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Oregon, annual homicides by any means total

2013: 907
2012: 110
2011: 109
2010: 115
2009: 103
2008: 103
2007: 81
2006: 113
2005: 102
2004: 112
2003: 93
2002: 106
2001: 100
2000: 91
1999: 107

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Oregon, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2013: 2.297
2012: 2.82
2011: 2.82
2010: 3.00
2009: 2.70
2008: 2.73
2007: 2.18
2006: 3.08
2005: 2.82
2004: 3.14
2003: 2.62
2002: 3.02
2001: 2.88
2000: 2.66
1999: 3.15

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Oregon, annual firearm homicides total

2013: 547
2012: 53
2011: 62
2010: 60
2009: 55
2008: 49
2007: 43
2006: 63
2005: 54
2004: 65
2003: 52
2002: 64
2001: 47
2000: 62
1999: 60

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oregon, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 1.377
2012: 1.36
2011: 1.60
2010: 1.57
2009: 1.44
2008: 1.30
2007: 1.16
2006: 1.72
2005: 1.49
2004: 1.82
2003: 1.47
2002: 1.82
2001: 1.36
2000: 1.81
1999: 1.77

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Oregon, according to figures8 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual handgun homicides total

2013: 159 10
2012: 11
2011: 13
2010: 20
2009: 9
2008: 24
2007: 15
2006: 16
2005: 19
2004: 19
2003: 18
2002: 18
2001: 22
2000: 34
1999: 27
1998: 52
1997: 50
1996: 50
1995: 59

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oregon, according to figures11 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.3812
2012: 0.28
2011: 0.34
2010: 0.52
2009: 0.24
2008: 0.64
2007: 0.40
2006: 0.44
2005: 0.53
2004: 0.53
2003: 0.51
2002: 0.51
2001: 0.63
2000: 0.99
1999: 0.80
1998: 1.55
1997: 1.51
1996: 1.54
1995: 1.85

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Oregon, according to figures8 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual handgun homicides total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13 10
2012: 18
2011: 17
2010: 21
2009: 16
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 18
2006: 19
2005: 20
2004: 37
2003: 19
2002: 16
2001: 20
2000: 21
1999: 10

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Oregon, according to figures11 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13 10
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.55
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.55
2004: 1.04
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.58
2000: 0.61
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Oregon, according to figures14 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual long gun homicides total

2013: 49 10
2012: 5
2011: 3
2010: 3
2009: 12
2008: 4
2007: 6
2006: 6
2005: 7
2004: 4
2003: 2
2002: 10
2001: 7
2000: 6
1999: 6
1998: 15
1997: 12
1996: 7
1995: 13

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oregon, according to figures15 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.1012
2012: 0.13
2011: 0.08
2010: 0.08
2009: 0.32
2008: 0.11
2007: 0.16
2006: 0.16
2005: 0.19
2004: 0.11
2003: 0.06
2002: 0.28
2001: 0.20
2000: 0.17
1999: 0.18
1998: 0.45
1997: 0.36
1996: 0.22
1995: 0.41

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Oregon, according to figures14 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual long gun homicides total

2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 10
2009: 12
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 10
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 15
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 11

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Oregon, according to figures15 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13 10
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Oregon, according to figures16 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual firearm homicides (other) total

2013: 249 10
2012: 26
2011: 24
2010: 13
2009: 20
2008: 19
2007: 17
2006: 22
2005: 22
2004: 25
2003: 14
2002: 12
2001: 6
2000: 7
1999: 13
1998: 10
1997: 1
1996: 2

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oregon, according to figures17 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.6112
2012: 0.67
2011: 0.62
2010: 0.34
2009: 0.53
2008: 0.50
2007: 0.46
2006: 0.60
2005: 0.61
2004: 0.70
2003: 0.39
2002: 0.34
2001: 0.17
2000: 0.20
1999: 0.38
1998: 0.30
1997: 0.03
1996: 0.06

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Oregon, according to figures16 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual firearm homicides (other) total

2013: 4213 10
2012: 29
2011: 38
2010: 29
2009: 27
2008: 39
2007: 17
2006: 34
2005: 26
2004: 23
2003: 26
2002: 33
2001: 21
2000: 35
1999: 39

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Oregon, according to figures17 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 1.0713 10
2012: 0.74
2011: 0.98
2010: 0.76
2009: 0.71
2008: 1.03
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.93
2005: 0.72
2004: 0.64
2003: 0.73
2002: 0.94
2001: 0.61
2000: 1.02
1999: 1.15

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Oregon, annual suicides by any means total

2013: 6987
2012: 724
2011: 656
2010: 685
2009: 644
2008: 572
2007: 594
2006: 579
2005: 560
2004: 555
2003: 592
2002: 518
2001: 505
2000: 493
1999: 478

Rate of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Oregon, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2013: 17.767
2012: 18.57
2011: 16.96
2010: 17.88
2009: 16.91
2008: 15.18
2007: 15.96
2006: 15.77
2005: 15.50
2004: 15.55
2003: 16.69
2002: 14.74
2001: 14.56
2000: 14.41
1999: 14.08

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Oregon, annual firearm suicides total

2013: 3897
2012: 367
2011: 343
2010: 376
2009: 345
2008: 319
2007: 327
2006: 307
2005: 319
2004: 299
2003: 331
2002: 291
2001: 280
2000: 302
1999: 309

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oregon, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 9.907
2012: 9.41
2011: 8.87
2010: 9.81
2009: 9.06
2008: 8.46
2007: 8.78
2006: 8.36
2005: 8.83
2004: 8.38
2003: 9.33
2002: 8.28
2001: 8.07
2000: 8.83
1999: 9.10

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Oregon, annual handgun suicides total

2013: 25113
2012: 241
2011: 217
2010: 252
2009: 220
2008: 194
2007: 203
2006: 197
2005: 215
2004: 201
2003: 235
2002: 193
2001: 178
2000: 188
1999: 171

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oregon, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 6.3913
2012: 6.18
2011: 5.60
2010: 6.58
2009: 5.78
2008: 5.15
2007: 5.45
2006: 5.37
2005: 5.95
2003: 6.62
2002: 5.49
2001: 5.13
2000: 5.49
1999: 5.04

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Oregon, the number of long gun suicides is

2013: 8413
2012: 81
2011: 77
2010: 75
2009: 79
2008: 87
2007: 84
2006: 78
2005: 89
2004: 80
2003: 68
2002: 93
2001: 77
2000: 72
1999: 74

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oregon, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 2.1413
2012: 2.08
2011: 1.99
2010: 1.96
2009: 2.07
2008: 2.31
2007: 2.26
2006: 2.12
2005: 2.46
2004: 2.24
2003: 1.92
2002: 2.65
2001: 2.22
2000: 2.10
1999: 2.18

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Oregon, annual gun suicides (other) total

2013: 5413
2012: 45
2011: 49
2010: 49
2009: 46
2008: 38
2007: 40
2006: 32
2005: 15
2004: 18
2003: 28
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 25
2000: 42
1999: 64

Rate of Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oregon, the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 1.3713
2012: 1.15
2011: 1.27
2010: 1.28
2009: 1.21
2008: 1.01
2007: 1.07
2006: 0.87
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.79
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.72
2000: 1.23
1999: 1.89

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Oregon, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 6
2006: 1
2005: 7
2004: 10
2003: 4
2002: 9
2001: 18
2000: 6
1999: 13

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oregon, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)7
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.16
2006: 0.03
2005: 0.19
2004: 0.28
2003: 0.11
2002: 0.26
2001: 0.52
2000: 0.18
1999: 0.38

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Oregon, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oregon, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Oregon, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oregon, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Oregon, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oregon, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Oregon, annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 4
2006: 1
2005: 6
2004: 2
2003: 2
2002: 3
2001: 1
2000: 2
1999: 2

Rate of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oregon, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)7
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.11
2006: 0.03
2005: 0.17
2004: 0.06
2003: 0.06
2002: 0.09
2001: 0.03
2000: 0.06
1999: 0.06

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Oregon, annual deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oregon, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Oregon, annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oregon, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Oregon, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oregon, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Justifiable Gun Homicides

ChartIn Oregon, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2011: 618
2010: 12
2009: 7
2008: 319
2007: 5
2006: 12
2005: 18
2004: 6
2003: 9
2002: 5
2001: 1020
2000: 1
1999: 3
1998: 14
1997: 8
1996: 16
1995: 9

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Origin of Crime Guns

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rate)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, interstate gun traffickers had sourced their weapons from Oregon at a rate of 16.921 per 100,000 inhabitants

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rank)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, Oregon ranked at No. 2621 out of 51 US jurisdictions as a source of weapons for interstate gun trafficking

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Oregon is categorised as permissive22

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Oregon includes the Oregon Revised Statutes 2011 and the Constitution of Oregon 185723

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Oregon are regulated by the State of Oregon (with some exceptions for local governments)24 25 26

Right to Possess Firearms

In Oregon, the right to private gun ownership is conditionally guaranteed by the US Constitution,27 as limited by federal law28 and state law29 25 26

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Oregon, civilians are not allowed to possess machine guns, unless manufactured prior to 19 May 1986,30 but civilians are allowed to possess assault weapons,31 .50 calibre rifles32 and large capacity ammunition magazines33 25 26

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Oregon, private possession of fully automatic weapons is permitted subject to federal licensing and registration30 34 25 26

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Oregon, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted without a licence31 25 26

Regulation of Handguns

In Oregon, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted without a licence35 36 25 26

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Oregon, non-prohibited persons of minimum age36 35 25 26 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Oregon is 18 years37 25 26

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Oregon stipulates38 25 26 that firearm possession should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Oregon, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required for a permit to carry a hidden handgun39 25 26

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Oregon, the law does not require (all records of criminal background checks destroyed after five years)40 25 26 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Oregon, licensed firearm dealers are required (for regulated weapons only)41 25 26 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Oregon, the private sale and transfer of firearms is permitted42 25 26

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Oregon, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is not unlawful43 25 26

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Oregon is obliged (at gun shows only)44 42 25 26 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Background Checks for Dealer Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm from a licensed gun dealer in Oregon is obliged44 25 26 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Oregon, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is not limited45 25 26

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

ChartThe number of licensed firearm dealers in Oregon is reported to be

2015: 2,48146
2014: 2,54247
2013: 2,60848
2012: 2,50949
2011: 2,37650

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Oregon, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is undetermined51 25 26

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Oregon, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are regulated52 25 26 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Oregon do not include53 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private guns and ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Oregon do not include54 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Oregon include55 53 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Oregon, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law56 57 58 59 25 26

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Oregon, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not60 25 26 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Oregon, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed without a permit for handguns or long guns61 25 26

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Oregon, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit39 25 26

Hidden Handgun Permit May, or Shall Be Issued

In Oregon, local licensing authorities "shall issue", without room for discretion,39 62 25 26 a hidden handgun carry permit to any non-prohibited person who applies

Reciprocity for Hidden Handgun Permit Holders

In Oregon, gun owners with a permit to carry hidden handguns issued in another jurisdiction are not granted39 25 26 reciprocal rights

Exempting Hidden Handgun Permit Holders from Background Checks

In Oregon, gun owners with a valid permit to carry a hidden handgun are not exempt39 25 26 from background checks when buying from a licensed gun dealer

Gun Free Zones

In Oregon, private guns are prohibited in court houses, correctional and detention facilities, state buildings, public buildings, including hospitals, restricted areas in airports,63 vehicles (concealed firearms without a permit)55 and schools64 25 26

Grading US State Gun Laws

Gun Law Ranking – LCPGV

In their 'A-F' State Scorecard of US gun laws, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence ranked Oregon as ‘C’65

Gun Law Ranking – Brady Campaign

ChartIn its annual State Scorecard, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence scored firearm legislation in Oregon on a scale of 0 points (weak) to 100 points (strong)

2011: 1566
2010: 1767
2009: 1768
2008: 1869
2007: 1870

Gun Law Ranking – Open Society Institute

In its Comparative Survey of State Firearm Laws, the Open Society Institute ranked Oregon at No. 2571 among 50 US States


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