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1925 Or. Laws 468, 469-471

Section 5. Except as otherwise provided in this act, it shall be unlawful for any person within this state to carry concealed upon his person or within any vehicle which is under his control or direction any pistol, revolver or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person without having a license to carry such firearm, as hereinafter provided in section 8 hereof. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and if he has been convicted previously of any felony, or of any crime made punishable by this act, he is guilty of a felony. This section shall not be construed to prohibit any citizen of the United States, over the age of eighteen years, who resides or is temporarily sojourning within this state, and who is not within the excepted classes prescribed by section 2 hereof, from owning, possessing or keeping within his place of residence or place of business any pistol, revolver or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person, and no permit or license to purchase, own, possess or keep any such firearm at his place of residence or place of business shall be required of any such citizen. Firearms carried openly in belt holsters shall not be deemed to be concealed within the meaning of this section.

Section 6. Nothing in the preceding section shall be construed to apply to or affect sheriffs, constables, marshals, policemen, whether active or honorably retired, or other duly appointed peace officers, nor to any person summoned by any such officers to assist in making arrests or preserving the peace while said person so summoned is actually engaged in assisting such officer; nor to the possession or transportation by any merchant of unloaded firearms as merchandise; nor to members of the army, navy or marine corps of the United States, or the national guard, when on duty, nor to organiza- tions which are by law authorized to purchase or receive such weapons from the United States, or from this state; nor to duly authorized military or civil organizations while parading, nor to the members thereof when going to and from the places of meeting of their respective organizations; nor to members of any club or organization now existing, or hereafter organized, for the purpose of practicing shooting at targets upon the established target ranges, whether public or private, while such members are using any of the firearms referred to in this act upon such target ranges, or while going to and from such ranges; nor to licensed hunters or fishermen while engaged in hunting or fishing, or while going to or returning from such hunting or fishing expedition.

Section 7. The unlawful concealed carrying upon the person or within the vehicle of the carrier of any pistol, revolver or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person, is a nuisance. Any such weapons taken from the person or vehicle of any person unlawfully carrying the same are hereby declared to be nuisances, and shall be surrendered to the magistrate before whom said person shall be taken, except that in any city, county, town or other municipal corporation the same shall be surrendered to the head of the police force or police department thereof. The officers to whom the same may be so surrendered, except upon the certificate of a judge or a court of record, or of the district attorney of the county, that the preservation thereof is necessary or proper to the ends of justice, shall annually, between the first and tenth days of July, in each year, destroy or cause to be destroyed such weapons to such extent that the same shall become and be wholly and entirely ineffective and useless for the purpose for which it was [they were] manufactured; provided, however, that in the event any such weapon has been stolen and is thereafter recovered from the thief or his transferee the same shall not be destroyed but shall be restored to the lawful owner thereof, so [as] soon as its use as evidence has been served, upon his identification of the weapon and proof of ownership thereof; provided, that upon the certificate of a judge or of the district attorney that the ends of justice will be subserved thereby such weapon shall be preserved until the necessity for its use ceases.

Section 8. It shall be lawful for the sheriff of a county, and the board of police commissioners, chief of police, city marshal, town marshal, or other head of the police department of any city, county, town, or other municipal corporation of this state, upon proof before said board, chief, marshal or other police head, that the person applying therefor is of good moral character, and that good cause exists for the issuance thereof, to issue to such person a license to carry concealed a pistol, revolver or other firearm for a period of one year from the date of such license. All applications for such licenses shall be filed in writing, signed by the applicant, and shall state the name, occupation, residence and business address of the applicant, his age, height, weight, color of eyes and hair, and reason for desiring a license to carry such weapon. Any license issued upon such application shall set forth the foregoing data and shall, in addition, contain a description of the weapon authorized to be carried, giving the name of the manufacturer, the serial number and the caliber thereof. When such licenses are issued by a sheriff a record thereof shall be kept in the office of the county clerk; when issued by police authority such record shall be maintained in the office of the authority by whom issued. Such applications and licenses shall be uniform throughout the state, upon forms to be prescribed by the attorney general.

 

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1913 Or. Laws 497

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to display for sale at retail any pocket pistol or revolver or to sell at retail, barter, give away or dispose of the same to any person whomsoever, excepting a policeman, member of the militia or peace officer of the State of Oregon, unless the purchaser or person attempting to procure the same shall have a permit for the purpose of procuring such pocket pistol or revolver signed by the municipal judge or city recorder of the city or county judge or a justice of the peace of the county wherein such person resides.

Section 2. Provided, that no judge, city recorder or justice of the peace shall issue such permit until said applicant has furnished him with an affidavit from at least two reputable freeholders as to the applicant’s good moral character.

Section 3. All persons, firms or corporations engaged in the retail sale of pocket pistols or revolvers shall keep a record of the sale of such pocket pistols or revolvers by registering the name of the person or persons and the number of the pocket pistol or revolver and shall transmit same to the sheriff of the county in which purchase is made on the 1st and 15th day of each calendar month.

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1933 Or. Laws 488, An Act to Amend Sections 72-201, 72-202, 72-207, Oregon Code 1930, § 2.

On and after the date upon which this act takes effect no unnaturalized foreign-born person and no person who has been convicted of a felony against the person or property of another or against the government of the United States or the state of Oregon or of any political subdivision thereof shall own or have in his possession or under his custody or control any pistol, revolver, or other firearms capable of being concealed upon the person, or machine gun. The terms “pistol,” “revolver,” and “firearms capable of being concealed upon the person” as used in this acts shall be construed to apply to and include all firearms having a barrel less than 12 inches in length. The word “machine gun” shall be construed to be a weapon of any description by whatever name known, loaded or unloaded, from which two or more shots may be fired by a single pressure upon the trigger device. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by imprisonment in the state penitentiary for not less than one nor more than five years.




1933 Or. Laws 489, An Act to Amend Sections 72-201, 72-202, 72-207, Oregon Code 1930, ch. 315, §§ 3-4.

§ 3. Except as otherwise provided in this act, it shall be unlawful for any person within this state to possess or have in his possession any machine gun . . . § 4. The unlawful concealed carrying upon the person or within the vehicle of the carrier of any machine gun, pistol, revolver or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person is a nuisance. Any such weapons taken from the person or vehicle of any person unlawfully carrying the same are herby declared to be nuisances, and shall be surrendered to the magistrate before whom said person shall be taken . . .




1925 Or. Laws 42, An Act Prohibiting the Placing of Spring-Guns or Set-Guns; and Providing a Penalty Therefor, ch. 31, §§ 1-2.

§ 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to place or set any loaded spring-gun or set-gun, or any gun or firearm or other device of any kind designed for containing or firing explosives in any place whatsoever where the same may be fired, exploded or discharged by the contract of any person or animal with any string, wire, rod, stick, spring or other contrivance affixed thereto or connected therewith or with the trigger thereof. § 2. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500, or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than thirty days nor more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment; provided, however, that this act shall not apply to any loaded spring-gun or set-gun or firearm or any device placed for the purpose of destroying gophers, moles or other burrowing rodents.




1925 Or. Laws 172-73, An Act to Amend Section 1925, Oregon Laws, Relating to Pointing a Gun at Another, ch. 117, § 1.

It shall be unlawful for any person over the age of twelve years, with or without malice, purposely to point or aim any pistol, gun, revolver or other firearm, within range of said firearm, either loaded or empty, at or toward any other person, except in self defense; and any person so offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined in any sum not less than $10 nor more than $500, or be imprisoned in the county jail not less than ten days nor more than six months, or both. Courts of justices of the peace and district courts shall have jurisdiction concurrent with the circuit court of the trial of violations of this section; provided, however, that when any person is charged before a justice of the peace with violation of this section, the court shall, upon motion of the district attorney, at any time before trial, act as a committing magistrate, and if probable cause be established, hold such person to the grand jury.




1917 Or. Sess. Laws 804-808, An Act Prohibiting the manufacture, sale, possession, carrying, or use of any blackjack, slungshot, billy, sandclub, sandbag, metal knuckles, dirk, dagger or stiletto, and regulating the carrying and sale of certain firearms, and defining the duties of certain executive officers, and providing penalties for violation of the provisions of this Act, § 11.

Section 11. Any person not a citizen of the United States of America, who shall be convicted of carrying a deadly weapon, as described in Sections 1, 2 and 7 of this Act, shall be guilty of a felony and on conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the State prison for a period not exceeding five years.




1917 Or. Sess. Laws 804-808, An Act Prohibiting the manufacture, sale, possession, carrying, or use of any blackjack, slungshot, billy, sandclub, sandbag, metal knuckles, dirk, dagger or stiletto, and regulating the carrying and sale of certain firearms, and defining the duties of certain executive officers, and providing penalties for violation of the provisions of this Act, § 10.

Section 10. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to sell, offer for sale, give or dispose of any pistol, revolver or other firearm of a size which may be concealed upon the person, to any minor under the age of twenty-one years. A violation of this section is a misdemeanor and punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding six months, or by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars, or both such fine and imprisonment.




1917 Or. Sess. Laws 804-808, An Act Prohibiting the manufacture, sale, possession, carrying, or use of any blackjack, slungshot, billy, sandclub, sandbag, metal knuckles, dirk, dagger or stiletto, and regulating the carrying and sale of certain firearms, and defining the duties of certain executive officers, and providing penalties for violation of the provisions of this Act, § 9.

Section 9. It shall be lawful for the sheriff of any county, chief of police, city or town marshal, or other head of the police department of any city, town or other municipal corporation of this State, upon proof before him that the person applying therefor is of good moral character, and that proper cause exists for the issuance thereof, to issue to such person a license for one year, to have and carry concealed a pistol, revolver or other firearm; provided, however, that no such license shall be issued to any person under the age of twenty-one years.
The person obtaining a permit to carry a concealed pistol or revolver shall pay to the officer issuing such permit the sum of One Dollar. Said license for carrying a concealed pistol or revolver is revocable at any time and must be immediately surrendered on demand. The license while in force entitles the holder to carry the said arm in any county in the State of Oregon.




1917 Or. Sess. Laws 804-808, An Act Prohibiting the manufacture, sale, possession, carrying, or use of any blackjack, slungshot, billy, sandclub, sandbag, metal knuckles, dirk, dagger or stiletto, and regulating the carrying and sale of certain firearms, and defining the duties of certain executive officers, and providing penalties for violation of the provisions of this Act, §§ 7-8.

Section 7. Any person who attempts to use, or who with intent to use the same unlawfully against another, carries or possesses a dagger, dirk, dangerous knife, razor, stiletto, or any loaded pistol, revolver or other firearm, or any instrument or weapon of the kind commonly known as a blackjack, slung-shot, billy, sandclub, sandbag, metal knuckles, bomb or bomb-shell, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument, is guilty of a felony. The carrying or possession of any of the weapons specified in this section by any person while committing, or attempting or threatening to commit a felony, or a breach of the peace, or any act of violence against the person or property of another, shall be presumptive evidence of carrying or possessing such weapon with intent to use the same in violation of this section.
Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than one month nor more than six months, or by imprisonment in the penitentiary for not exceeding five years.
Section 8. Whenever any person shall be arrested and it shall be discovered that such person possesses or carries or has possessed or carried upon his person any loaded pistol, revolver or other firearm, or any weapon named or enumerated in Section 7 of this Act, in violation of any of the sections of this Act, it shall be the duty of the person making the arrest to forthwith lay an information for a violation of said section or sections against the person arrested before the nearest or most accessible magistrate having jurisdiction of the offense, and such magistrate must entertain and examine such information and act thereon in the manner prescribed by law.




1917 Or. Sess. Laws 804-808, An Act Prohibiting the manufacture, sale, possession, carrying, or use of any blackjack, slungshot, billy, sandclub, sandbag, metal knuckles, dirk, dagger or stiletto, and regulating the carrying and sale of certain firearms, and defining the duties of certain executive officers, and providing penalties for violation of the provisions of this Act, § 1, § 3-A, § 4, § 4-A, § 4-B, § 4-C.

Section 1. No person shall carry in any city, town, or municipal corporation of this State any pistol, revolver or other firearm concealed upon his or her person, or of a size which may be concealed upon his or her person, without a license or permit therefor, issued to him or her by a chief of police or sheriff of such city, town or municipal corporation, or in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinance of such city, town or municipal corporation. This section, however, shall not apply to sheriffs and their deputies, constables, marshals, police officers or any other duly appointed peace officers, nor to any person or persons summoned by such officers to assist in making arrest or preserving the peace while said person or persons are engaged in assisting such officers; nor to duly authorized military organizations when parading, nor to members thereof when going to and from places of meeting of their respective organizations.
Section 3-A. Any person who violates the provisions of Section 1, Section 2, or Section 3 of this Act, shall be fined in a sum no greater than $100.00, or be imprisoned in the county jail for a term no longer than three months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Section 4. Any person who violates the provisions of Section 1, Section 2 or Section 3 of this Act, who theretofore has once been convicted of a violation of any of said sections, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned in a county jail or reformatory for not less than thirty days nor for more than one year.
Section 4-A. Any person who violates the provisions of Section 1, Section 2 or Section 3 of this Act, who theretofore has more than once been convicted of a violation of any of said sections, is guilty of a felony, and shall be punished by imprisonment in the State prison for a term not exceeding three years.
Section 4-B. Any person who violates any of the provisions of Section 1, Section 2 or Section 3 of this Act, who theretofore has been convicted of a felony, upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary of this State for a period not exceeding five years.
Section 4-C. For the purposes of this Act any pistol, revolver, or other firearm of a size which may be concealed upon his or her person shall be deemed a dangerous weapon.




1917 Or. Sess. Laws 804-808, An Act Prohibiting the manufacture, sale, possession, carrying, or use of any blackjack, slungshot, billy, sandclub, sandbag, metal knuckles, dirk, dagger or stiletto, and regulating the carrying and sale of certain firearms, and defining the duties of certain executive officers, and providing penalties for violation of the provisions of this Act, § 5.

Section 5. Every person in the business of selling, leasing or otherwise transferring a pistol, revolver, or other firearm of a size which may be concealed upon the person, whether such seller is a retail dealer, pawnbroker or otherwise, shall obtain a legal register (as per Section 6) from the State Printer, at a cost of $3.00 per 100 leaves in duplicate, in which shall be entered at the time of sale the date of sale, name of maker, number (if any), caliber, name of purchaser, permanent resident, temporary residence, age, occupation, height, color of skin, color of eyes, color of hair and signature of purchaser. (The purchaser is required to sign his name in the aforesaid register in the space provided for the same.) Any person signing a fictitious name or address shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Any person who shall fail to keep a register and to enter therein the facts required by this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Such register shall be open at all reasonable hours for the inspection of any peace officer. This section shall not apply to wholesale dealers in their business intercourse with the retail dealer, nor to the wholesale or retail dealer in the regular or ordinary transportation of firearms as a merchandise by mail, express, or other mode of shipment, to points outside of the city, town, or municipal corporation wherein they are situated. Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall pay a fine of not less than $100.00 nor more than $500.00 or shall be imprisoned in the county jail or reformatory for not less than thirty days nor for more than one year, or be punished by both fine and imprisonment.




1913 Or. Laws 433, An Act to Provide for the Protection, Preservation and Propogation of Game Animals, Game Birds, Game Fish, Game, Wild Fowl, Non-Game Birds, and Fur-Bearing Animals, and to Provide for the Enforcement Thereof . . . , ch. 232, § 22.

It shall be unlawful at any time in the State of Oregon to shoot or discharge any gun at any game bird or game animal from, or while upon any railroad right of way, or any public road or highway.




1907 Or. Laws 292, An Act Defining the Crime of Burglary with Explosives, and Prescribing the Punishment Therefor, ch. 149, § 1.

If any person shall break and enter any building in the night time with intent to commit a crime therein, and shall in the commission of or attempt to commit such crime, use or attempt to use nitro-glycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or other high explosive, such person shall be deemed guilty of burglary with explosives, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary for not less than five years nor more than forty years.




1903 Or. Laws 309-10, An Act to Regulate and Prohibit the Sale, Barter, Exchange, or Gift of Explosives, Firearms or Other Articles of a Like Kind, to Children Under the Age of Fourteen Years, and to Punish the Violation of the Provisions of this Act. §§ 1-2.

§ 1. It shall be unlawful to sell, exchange, barter, or give to any child, under the age of fourteen years, any explosive article or substance, other than an ordinary firecracker, containing ten grains of gunpowder; or to sell, exchange, barter, or give to any such child any firearms, or other device of a like kind, ordinarily used or ordinarily capable of being used in discharging gunpowder in a greater quantity than ten grains; and it is herby made unlawful in any event to sell, exchange, barter, or give to any child, under the age of fourteen years, any instrument or apparatus, the chief utility of which consists in the fact that it is used, or is ordinarily capable of being used, as an article or device to increase the force or intensity of such explosive, or to direct or control the discharge of any such explosive. § 2. Any person violating the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.




1903 Or. Laws 106, Spec. Sess., An Act to Incorporate the City of North Bend, and to Provide a Charter Therefor . . . , § 27, pt. 23.

To regulate the transfer of gunpowder, dynamite, nitro-glycerine, and other combustibles and explosives through the streets  or alleys of the city[.]




1903 Or. Laws 31, Reg. Sess., Spec. Laws, An Act to Incorporate the City of Portland, Multnomah County, State of Oregon, and to Provide a Charter Therefor, and to Repeal All Acts or Parts of Acts in Conflict Therewith, ch. 3, art. 4, § 73, pt. 38.

To regulate and prohibit the use of all guns, pistols, and firearms, missle [sic] weapons, firecrackers, bombs and detonators of all description[.]




1903 Or. Laws 209, Reg. Sess., Spec. Laws, An Act to Incorporate the Town of Stayton, in Marion County, Oregon . . . , ch. 4, § 7, pt. 31.

To regulate and prohibit the carrying of deadly or dangerous weapons in a concealed manner, and to provide a penalty therefor, and to define, by ordinance, what shall constitute a dangerous weapon, and the carrying of the same in a concealed manner[.]




1903 Or. Laws 31, Reg. Sess., Spec. Laws, An Act to Incorporate the City of Portland . . . ,  art. 4, § 73, pt. 36.

To regulate or prevent the storage, manufacture, and sale of dangerous, explosive, or combustible materials, including gunpowder, dynamite, giant powder, calcium carbide, nitro-glycerine, oil, and gas, and to provide for the inspection of the same; to prevent, by all proper means, all risks of injury or damage by fire arising from negligence, or otherwise[.]




1901 Or. Laws 221, An Act to Provide for the Preservation and Protection of Forests, Game, Wild Fowls, Song Birds, Trout, and Other Game Fish . . . , § 11.

It shall be unlawful to use any battery, swivel or pivot gun, or other gun than one to be held in the hands and fired from the shoulder, either form the shore or on a boat, raft or other device, on the Columbia River, or any lake or river in the State of Oregon, at any time for the purpose of shooting wild ducks, geese, swan or other water fowl.




The Charter of Oregon City, Oregon, Together with the Ordinances and Rules of Order Page 259, Image 261 (1898) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

An Ordinance Providing for the Punishment of Disorderly Persons, and Keepers and Owners of Disorderly Houses, § 2. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry any sling shot, billy, dirk, pistol or any concealed deadly weapon or to discharge any firearms, air gun, sparrow gun, flipper or bean shooter within the corporate limits of the city, unless in self-defense, in protection of property or an officer in the discharge of his duty; provided, however, permission may be granted by the mayor to any person to carry a pistol or revolver when upon proper representation it appears to him necessary or prudent to grant such permission.




1895 Or. Laws 95, An Act for the Protection of Game, Fish and Wild Fowl of the State of Oregon, and to Provide for the Appointment of a Fish and Game Warden, § 16.

Every person who shall use any batteries or swivel or pivot-gun, or any other gun than one to be held in the hands and fired from the shoulder, either from the shore or on a boat, raft or other device, on the Columbia river, or on any other lake or river in the state of Oregon, at any time, for the purpose of shooting wild ducks, geese, swan or other water fowl, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as hereinafter provided.




1893 Or. Laws 29-30, An Act to Punish the Pointing of Firearms at a Human Being, § 1.

It shall be unlawful for any person over the age of sixteen years, with or without malice, purposely to point or aim any pistol, gun, revolver, or other firearm, within range of said firearm, either loaded or empty, at or toward any other person, except in self-defense. And any person so offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined in any sum not less than ten dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail not less than ten days nor more than six months, or both.




1893 Or. Laws 79, An Act to Prevent a Person from Trespassing upon Any Enclosed Premises or Lands Not His Own Being Armed with a Gun, Pistol, or Other Firearm, and to Prevent Shooting upon or Ffom the Public Highway, §§ 1-3.

§ 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, other than an officer on lawful business, being armed with a gun, pistol, or other firearm, to go or trespass upon any enclosed premises or lands without the consent of the owner or possessor thereof. § 2. It shall be unlawful for any person to shoot upon or from the public highways. § 3. It shall be unlawful for any person, being armed with a gun or other firearm, to cause, permit or suffer any dog, accompanying such person, to go or enter upon any enclosed premises without the consent of the owner or possessor thereof; provided; that this section shall not apply to dogs in pursuit of deer or varmints.




1885 Or. Laws 263-64, An Act to Incorporate the City of Junction and Repeal An Act Entitled “An Act to Incorporate the City of Junction;” approved October 20, 1872, § 6.

[The] Mayor and common council . . . shall have exclusive power within the corporate limits of said city . . . to regulate . . . the discharge of firearms or other preparation of gunpowder or combustibles of any kind[.]