How to Sell a Gun in Oregon

Selling a gun in Oregon requires knowledge of the State’s laws to ensure gun owners are in compliance and don’t make any mistakes. The state of Oregon has numerous laws concerning the ownership, transfer, and the carrying of firearms. If you’re considering selling a gun to another individual, make sure you’re up to speed with the laws that regulate transfers to ensure you’re in compliance and not breaking any laws.

Private Party Sales/Purchases Require a Permit

Selling to a Federal Firearms License (FFL) is much easier but if you want to sell to a private party you’ll want to be informed.

Knowing what to expect and how that information will apply to a buyer’s specific situation can be very useful when going through a background check for a firearms purchase. A firearms background check involves accessing criminal history records from all 50 states and the federal government. If s buyer has a potential disqualifier on their record, it will be researched no matter how old the event is. It is important to note that records reported by criminal justice agencies often do not have specific details about a crime as it pertains to firearms laws and because both federal and state disqualifications can include crimes that may not be obvious within the categories listed below, it is a good practice to become aware of the details that could prevent an immediate approved background check response.

Selling Handguns in Oregon to a Private Party

Federal Law states buyers may only purchase a handgun in the state in which they reside. Private party to private party background checks are required under the Oregon Firearms Safety Act (SB941). ORS 166.435.

Other Requirements

In Oregon there are both state and federal disqualifications that will prevent buyer from purchasing a gun.


  • Conviction (felony or misdemeanor) where the crime has a maximum imprisonment term exceeding 1 year (even if a buyer did not receive actual imprisonment exceeding 1 year).
  • Warrant (felony or out-of-state misdemeanor).
  • Felony pre-trial release.
  • Misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence restraining/stalking/protection order mental health adjudication or commitment.
  • Unlawful use or addicted to a controlled substance (including marijuana).
  • Dishonorable discharge from the armed forces.
  • Renounced U.S. citizenship.
  • Illegal alien.

OREGON SPECIFIC DISQUALIFIERS (in addition to the above federal disqualifiers)

  • Conviction of a violent misdemeanor within the previous 4 years – ORS 166.470(1)(g).
  • Probation with conditions limiting possession of a firearm – ORS 137.540(l).
  • Misdemeanor crime of domestic violence – ORS 166.255(1)(b)/(3)(c)(d)(f).
  • Restraining order – ORS 166.255(1)(a).
  • Oregon court-ordered firearm prohibition – ORS 426.133(5).

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