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Oregon Laws Relating to Workplace Violence

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A summary of Oregon laws relating to weapons and conduct that impact workplace violence.

In Oregon it is unlawful to carry a firearm concealed on the person without having a license to carry the weapon or to carry concealed and readily accessible to the person within any vehicle under that person's control or direction a handgun, without a license to carry that firearm.

This prohibition does not apply to any U.S. citizen over the age of 18 who resides in or is temporarily living in Oregon and who is not prohibited from possessing a handgun from owning, possessing or keeping within that person's place of residence or place of business any handgun without a permit or license. A residence includes a recreational vessel or recreational vehicle being used, for whatever period of time, as residential quarters.

Firearms carried openly in belt holsters are not concealed weapons.

The requirement of having a license to carry a concealed weapon does not apply to:

  • law enforcement officials
  • merchants possessing or transporting unloaded firearms as merchandise
  • military personnel when on duty
  • corrections officers while transporting or accompanying an individual convicted of or arrested for an offense and confined in a place of incarceration or detention while outside the confines of the place of incarceration or detention
  • members of target practice clubs while at the range or going to or from it
  • licensed hunters or fisherpersons while hunting or fishing or going to or returning from a hunting or fishing expedition

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