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I getting out of the military soon, how is oregon? in terms of pro firearms

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by datruth, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. datruth

    datruth Well-Known Member

    I live in Washington and will be getting out of the army in about a year or so, Oregon is just south of me, looks like it might be a great place, so whats it like for firearms, class three stuff and sbs,sbr and suppressors, and general outdoors hunting fishing and stuff Like that.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2009
  2. Sunray

    Sunray Well-Known Member

  3. EvanWilliams

    EvanWilliams member

    Have you considered Texas? Economy, jobs, guns it's all good.
  4. M60

    M60 Well-Known Member




    Try Wyoming, Montana or one of the other "mountain states".
  6. wrs840

    wrs840 Well-Known Member

    If I had no particular ties, and was thinking about a state to move to, it would probably be Texas. Their state budget surplus says a lot these days. They'll also probably be the first state to declare independence from Federal Stupidity, if and when the time comes.

  7. datruth

    datruth Well-Known Member

    the only reason Im considiring OR is beacuse of coastline

    I love saltwater fishing not to get off topic , I want be be no more than an hour from a coastline(saltwater), and one hour away from decent hunting whitetail/blacktail, mule,or elk boar/wild pig maybe and plenty of freedom for Firearms owners, Short barrel rifles, shotguns and suppresors as well as cc, is that to much to ask, that would be perfect for me to live comfotably, and low crime rate,:)
  8. fatelk

    fatelk Well-Known Member

    Got a job lined up? I got laid off from the high-tech industry almost nine months ago, and am still looking. I was offered a transfer to Dallas, Phoenix, or Salt Lake, but decided to take a severance and stay here. Had I known it would be this long, I may have made a different decision..:scrutiny:

    Unfortunately Oregon is now run by a crowd who idolizes California lunacy. So far they've left us mostly alone regarding guns, and it is a great place to live for the reasons you've mentioned and more, but given the ideology of the powers that be in Salem, who knows about the future.
  9. datruth

    datruth Well-Known Member

    not yet still got a little while

    but will need to consider that as well, my true passion is firearms and would love to go somewhere where a job in the firearms industry is available.
  10. iHateRodents

    iHateRodents Member

    Oregon's pretty good for gun rights. Nothing particularly worse than the rest of the country, and better than most of it.
  11. cyclopsshooter

    cyclopsshooter Well-Known Member

    imho washington-
  12. AStone

    AStone Well-Known Member


    For what you seek, go to the SW part of the state, not the NW.

    SW is much more ... wild and free, less regulated, less populated.

    Do research on the state of Jefferson, also.

    Pay attention to Rogue River area near CA.
  13. jim in Anchorage

    jim in Anchorage Well-Known Member

    Anchorage. I don't know how gun rights could be better unless the state issued them[guns] to us. I am a 1 hour drive from Whittier[fabulous salt water fishing] and the hunting is,well Alaska[although it can get expensive,even for a resident] Economy good[oil based] no state tax,no sales tax. Vast amount of public land.
  14. JohnnyOrygun

    JohnnyOrygun Well-Known Member

    Oregon is generally pretty good Gun, hunting, fishing and for all sorts of recreational activities. As far as SBR, Suppressors, and such, I believe as long as you avoid Portland, you are good to go, most of the Sheriffs here are progun and generally have no problem with those items. As Nematocyst pointed out, avoid the Willamette Valley and you should be fine. I am in Roseburg and we have all you are looking for gun wise, hunting, fishing and etc, the only thing we lack is jobs. Eugene might have more jobs, but it is generally a more liberal area, but there are quite a few gunners up there and you can even fire a fully auto Tommy gun at the Baron's Den. Of course Oregon has a few other nice benefits, no sales tax and really low auto registration fees, but we do have income and property taxes.

    One of these days maybe the State of Jefferson will be a reality, the last time they tried their timing was off a little, they declared the State of Jefferson on Nov, 27 1941 or very close to that date. Obviously the Japanese sort of messed things up a little.

    But all in all, Oregon is a great place. I know I was really happy to get back to Oregon in 2004 after having been trapped in Komifornia for 7 years.

    Good Luck wherever you end up and Thanks for your service!
  15. IdahoLT1

    IdahoLT1 Well-Known Member

    Idaho is more lax when it comes to less gun control. As far as i have looked into it, Idaho is one of the States with the fewest gun laws. IMO, we have less restrictive gun laws than Texas.

    Heres a recent study(Feb '09) on which states are more "free". This is a broad study, but firearms are considered in it.
    http://www.mercatus.org/uploadedFiles/Mercatus/Publications/Freedom in the 50 States.pdf

    Page 25 has individual state summaries.

    The end results are:

    Table V: Overall Freedom Ranking
    State Overall Freedom
    1. New Hampshire 0.432
    2. Colorado 0.421
    3. South Dakota 0.392
    4. Idaho 0.356
    5. Texas 0.346
    6. Missouri 0.320
    7. Tennessee 0.284
    8. Arizona 0.279
    9. Virginia 0.275
    10. North Dakota 0.268
    11. Utah 0.250
    12. Kansas 0.210
    13. Indiana 0.208
    14. Michigan 0.206
    15. Wyoming 0.193
    16. Iowa 0.183
    17. Georgia 0.146
    18. Oklahoma 0.143
    19. Montana 0.125
    20. Pennsylvania 0.102
    21. Alabama 0.092
    22. Florida 0.068
    23. North Carolina 0.019
    24. Nevada 0.013
    25. Mississippi -0.004
    26. Delaware -0.008
    27. Oregon -0.009
    28. Nebraska -0.018
    29. Arkansas -0.023
    30. South Carolina -0.040
    31. Alaska -0.071
    32. Kentucky -0.082
    33. West Virginia -0.097
    34. Louisiana -0.110
    35. Minnesota -0.111
    36. New Mexico -0.150
    37. Wisconsin -0.199
    38. Ohio -0.205
    39. Maine -0.214
    40. Vermont -0.217
    41. Connecticut -0.225
    42. Illinois -0.238
    43. Massachusetts -0.242
    44. Washington -0.275
    45. Hawaii -0.304
    46. Maryland -0.405
    47. California -0.413
    48. Rhode Island -0.430
    49. New Jersey -0.457
    50. New York -0.784
  16. AStone

    AStone Well-Known Member

    Eugene is a small-time freak show that thinks it's a city.

    It's deluded. It may be the 2nd/3rd largest "city" in Oregon, but it's a town.

    When I want freak show, I go all the way up to Portland to immerse myself in it.
  17. AStone

    AStone Well-Known Member

    Deleted yet another duplicate post caused by a server hang.
    Second in as many days. What's up with the server?
  18. Pack

    Pack Well-Known Member

    1) acclimate yourself to some serious heat, if your service (thank you for it) hasn't seen to that already, and

    2) come to South Carolina (just wait a few months - finding a job here right now is NOT easy)*

    *But, Boeing did just sign the papers to buy the Vought airframe plant down outside of Charleston, along with a bunch of land. The rumor is they intend to expand the facility, and build the new 787 "Dreamliner" aircraft here on a second line (complementing the one in WA, in fact). Let's hope they follow through!

    Also, now that the M4 isn't just Colt's baby, but will be open for bidding, FN will likely win that war, and their main US manufacturing operation is right here, as well.
  19. statelineblues

    statelineblues Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing you want to stay on the left(ist) coast, but for all the reasons you mentioned -

    you might want to consider New Hampshire - excellent state for everything you're looking for, and I believe it is a "Shall Issue" for CCW as well. Jobs might be an issue, tho - like most places around the country it's not easy to find one there.
  20. datruth

    datruth Well-Known Member

    not nessisarily

    just thinking of doing something different and would like to move somewhere that's pro firearms, great fishing(saltwater) and great hunting and nice area, low crime lower cost of leaving than Wa.

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