A Quick Guide To Selling A Gun In Oregon

Navigating the legal landscape to sell a gun in Oregon can be challenging without a clear understanding of state and federal regulations. This guide provides an overview of the legal methods for selling firearms, purchasing from a dealer, and the disqualification categories affecting firearm ownership. By familiarizing yourself with these guidelines, you can ensure Oregon firearm transactions are conducted legally and responsibly.

Selling Firearms in Oregon

  1. Selling to a Dealer: Gun owners can sell firearms to licensed firearms dealers. This method ensures compliance with Oregon’s gun laws, although it may result in receiving less than the firearm’s retail value.
  2. Private Transactions: Private sales must be conducted through a licensed firearms dealer, who will perform a background check on the purchaser. Non-compliance with this requirement can result in criminal penalties. However, there are exceptions to this requirement, including transfers to immediate family members, such as a spouse, domestic partner, parent, stepparent, child, stepchild, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, first cousin, niece, nephew, or their spouses. Transfers involving law enforcement officers or members of the Armed Forces are also exempt from this requirement.
  3. Surrendering to Law Enforcement: Gun owners can surrender firearms to local law enforcement to dispose of them legally. This ensures the firearm is disposed of properly, but the owner will not receive financial compensation for the firearm’s value.

Buying a Firearm from a Dealer in Oregon

  1. Completing ATF Form 4473: Anyone purchasing a firearm from a licensed dealer must complete the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Form 4473, known as the Firearms Transaction Record.
  2. Background Check: Buyers must undergo a background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which is performed by the dealer. In addition to the national system, Oregon also requires the use of the Firearms Instant Check System (FICS) for all firearms transactions.

Firearm Ownership Disqualification Categories

Federal Disqualifications:

  • Conviction (felony or misdemeanor) with a maximum imprisonment term exceeding one year.
  • Active warrant (felony or out-of-state misdemeanor).
  • Felony pre-trial release.
  • Misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence.
  • Restraining/stalking/protection orders.
  • Mental health adjudication or commitment.
  • Unlawful use or addiction to controlled substances.
  • Dishonorable discharge from the armed forces.
  • Renounced U.S. citizenship.
  • Illegal alien status.

Oregon-Specific Disqualifications:

  • Commitment to the Oregon Health Authority under ORS 426.130.
  • Post-1990 mental illness order under ORS 426.130 prohibiting firearm possession.
  • Conviction of a violent misdemeanor or guilty except for insanity within the past four years.
  • Probation with firearm possession restrictions.
  • Misdemeanor crime of domestic violence under ORS 166.255.
  • Active restraining order under ORS 166.255.
  • Conviction of stalking under ORS 163.732.

By understanding these processes and restrictions, gun owners in Oregon can ensure they comply with state and federal laws while engaging in responsible firearm transactions.

Understanding the processes for selling and buying firearms, along with the restrictions on firearm ownership, ensures compliance with Oregon’s gun laws. By following these guidelines, gun owners and buyers can engage in responsible and lawful firearm transactions, promoting safety and legality within the community.

For more detailed information visit our comprehensive guide to Oregon’s gun laws by clicking here.

Selling to Dunlap Gun Buyers

For sellers seeking a convenient and profitable selling experience, Dunlap Gun Buyers offers an ideal solution:

  • Safe and Legal Process: Dunlap Gun Buyers operates with a Federal Firearms License, ensuring compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.
  • Free Appraisal: Sellers receive a fair assessment of their firearms’ value, maximizing their potential earnings.
  • Free Shipping & Insurance Coverage: Dunlap Gun Buyers covers shipping expenses, making the selling process hassle-free for sellers.
  • Speedy Payment: Upon agreement on a price, sellers receive prompt payment for their firearms.
  • In-Person Sale and Drop-Off Options: Dunlap Gun Buyers operates a location in the neighboring state of Nevada. If an in-person experience is desired, Oregonians can visit our Nevada location.
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The information provided in this document is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Laws and regulations governing firearm sales vary by jurisdiction and may change over time.

Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with local authorities or legal experts to ensure compliance with current laws and regulations governing firearm sales in their area.

The author and publisher of this document disclaim any liability for any actions taken or not taken based on the information provided herein. It is the responsibility of the reader to verify the accuracy and applicability of any information provided in this document with local authorities.