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Oregon does not prohibit the open carrying of long guns in a vehicle.

Oregon generally prohibits the knowing possession of a concealed and readily accessible handgun within any vehicle without a license to carry a concealed handgun.1 A handgun is generally considered readily accessible if it is in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Oregon has special provisions applicable to vehicles that have no storage location that is outside the passenger compartment of the vehicle.2 A person may own, possess, or keep a handgun within his or her residence, including a recreational vessel or recreational vehicle while used as residential quarters.3

Oregon prohibits the operation of a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle with a loaded firearm in the operator’s possession.4 Concealed handgun permit holders are exempt from this prohibition.5


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  1. Or. Rev. Stat. § 166.250(1)(b).[]
  2. Or. Rev. Stat. § 166.250(4)(b).[]
  3. Or. Rev. Stat. § 166.250(2)(b).[]
  4. Or. Rev. Stat. § 821.240(1).[]
  5. Or. Rev. Stat. § 821.240(2).[]