How To Sell a Gun in Oregon

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Oregon has strict policies when it comes to private sales of firearms. But with the guidance of our team, you can make it a stress-free experience. In this article, we will lead you through all the steps of how to sell a online gun in Oregon, whether as a private seller or through a licensed dealer. We’ll cover everything, from background checks to paperwork, giving you the right information and advice for a legal and safe sale.

Map of Oregon
Published On:
June 12, 2023
Updated On:
June 18, 2024
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General Questions & Answers

Is it legal to sell a gun in Oregon?

Yes anyone who can legally own a firearm can sell a gun in Oregon, however, per ORS 166.435(2) the seller and buyer must utilize a federally licensed gun dealer to conduct a background check on the buyer prior to completing the change of ownership.

Can you buy a gun in Oregon without a license?

No, you can’t. You must apply for and be issued a "Permit to Purchase" firearm.

How much is a handgun permit in Oregon?

The fee for an initial Oregon Concealed Handgun License is $65. Renewal licenses cost $50. Duplicate fees are generally $15 and transfer fees are $15-30 depending on the Sheriff you are applying with.

Can someone from out of state sell a gun in Oregon?

Whenever a private individual, not a gun store, sells a firearm across state lines (meaning to a person who resides in another state), a federally licensed firearm dealer must be utilized in the buyer's state of residence to facilitate the transfer.

Do you need a federally-issued ID to buy a gun in Oregon?

Yes, you do need an ID to buy a gun legally in Oregon. Buyers present their driver's license or another form of government-issued photo ID. That information is entered into Oregon's Firearms Instant Check System. Living up to its name, 96% of FICS applications are approved within minutes. A buyer can leave with the firearm.

What do you need to sell firearms in Oregon?

As a private gun seller, you are encouraged to conduct a voluntary background check through an FFL holder or the Oregon State Police. Once you have found a legal buyer, you will need to complete a firearm bill of sale form.

What is the process to buy a gun in Oregon?

The applicant is responsible for completing a certified firearm safety course and obtaining proof of completion. The applicant submits a completed Permit to Purchase application and proof of completion of an approved safety course to a Permit Agent which is defined as a local Police Department or Sheriff's Office.

What documents I need to buy a gun in Oregon?

A person must apply for and be issued a "Permit to Purchase" a firearm or firearms from the Police Chief or County Sheriff with jurisdiction over the residence of the person making the application.  These Law Enforcement entities are referred to as "Permit Agents" in this program.   

Prior to a person buying, leasing, or otherwise transferring a firearm from a "Gun Dealer", the person must show proof of current identification and a valid "Permit-to-Purchase" before the Federally Licensed Firearms "Gun Dealer" can conduct firearms background checks on persons attempting to purchase a firearm (ORS 166.412) in Oregon.

What are the rules for gun ownership in Oregon?

To purchase a firearm in Oregon, you must be at least 18 years old for long guns and 21 for handguns. A background check is necessary for all purchases from licensed dealers. Private sales must also go through a background check conducted by a licensed dealer. A person must apply for and be issued a "Permit to Purchase" firearm.

Are Oregon gun laws strict?

Measure 114 would make Oregon's gun laws some of the strictest in the nation. It requires gun buyers to first get a permit, which means they must complete a firearm safety course, pay a fee of up to $65 dollars, submit to a full background check, and receive approval from local law enforcement.

Does Oregon have a gun registry?

The state of Oregon does not maintain a statewide gun registry. This means that the state does not keep a database or official record of who owns which firearms. However, the Oregon State Police do keep records of firearm transfer applications for five years.

How much does it cost to transfer a gun in Oregon?

When a private individual, rather than a gun store, sells a firearm to someone residing in another state, the transfer must be facilitated by a federally licensed firearm dealer in the buyer's state of residence. The fees associated with this process can vary depending on the specific FFL (Federal Firearms License) involved.

Does Oregon allow private gun sales?

Yes, it is legal to conduct a private gun sale in Oregon.  Private-party gun sales in Oregon now require a criminal background check. 

Can you gift someone a gun in Oregon?

Yes, you can gift someone a gun in Oregon. Under federal law, individuals are allowed to transfer firearms as gifts to someone who is legally allowed to possess firearms, provided that both the giver and the recipient reside in the same state. In Oregon, there are no specific state laws prohibiting the gifting of firearms as long as both parties meet the legal requirements for firearm ownership.

Who can't own a gun in Oregon?

Under federal law, people are generally prohibited from purchasing or possessing firearms if they have been convicted of a felony or some domestic violence misdemeanors, or if they are subject to certain court orders related to domestic violence or a serious mental condition.

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Note:

Understanding the gun laws in Oregon involves navigating a multitude of state and federal laws. Whether you are a current gun owner, prospective buyer, or simply someone interested in the topic, being knowledgeable about these laws is paramount for ensuring responsible and legal firearm ownership.

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