Buying a Gun with a Criminal Record in Oregon

   The right to bear arms has been included in the U.S. Constitution practically from the beginning. This right is reiterated in the Oregon Constitution as well. In the aftermath of certain criminal offenses, however, these rights may be suspended or revoked for the sake of the public good. Adults in Oregon who wish to…

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The Ultimate Guide to Owning a Firearm in Oregon

  Both the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of Oregon promise citizens the right to bear arms. But like all of the rights in our democracy, there are exceptions designed to protect everyone’s safety and peace. Americans are also entitled to free speech, but it’s still illegal to shout “Fire!” in a crowded movie theater.…

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Restoring Firearm Rights Despite a Felony Conviction

One of the consequences of a felony conviction in Oregon is revocation of the right to possess a firearm through the second amendment of the United States Constitution. Even if the conviction was many years ago and an isolated event, the loss of the right to purchase and own a gun continues in perpetuity. Thankfully,…

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