Oregon prohibits any person under age 18 from knowingly possessing a firearm.1 A minor is not prohibited from possessing a firearm:
- Other than a handgun, if the firearm was transferred to the minor by the minor’s parent or guardian or by another person with the consent of the minor’s parent or guardian; or
- Temporarily for hunting, target practice or any other lawful purpose.2
In addition, Oregon prohibits any person from selling, delivering or otherwise transferring a firearm to anyone under age 18.3 Exceptions to this prohibition allow a minor’s parent or guardian to consent to the transfer of a long gun to the minor and allow the temporary transfer of a firearm to a minor for hunting, target practice or any other lawful purpose.4Federal age restrictions impose stricter limits regarding handguns.
See our Minimum Age to Purchase / Possess Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.
- Or. Rev. Stat. § 166.250(1)(c)(A).
- Or. Rev. Stat. § 166.250(2)(a).
- Or. Rev. Stat. § 166.470(1)(a).
- Or. Rev. Stat. § 166.470(3).