Position: Oppose Status: House Judiciary Committee
Provides person with privileges and legal defenses available to person with Oregon concealed handgun license if person is licensed to carry concealed handgun by another state, or city or county in another state.
1-9 (H) First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk
1-13 (H) Referred to Judiciary
Hearings have not been scheduled for this bill, therefore, the bill is unlikely to move forward in the 2023 legislative session.
This is the House version of Senate Bill 738.
Concealed carry firearm reciprocity allows a person with a concealed carry license in one state to carry a concealed gun in another state. Some states, however, do not require any training or have any standards for carrying a concealed gun. That means Oregonians bear the unnecessary weight of untrained, non-Oregonians carrying loaded, hidden guns in our communities.
Additionally, Oregon concealed carry laws are so weak that even Texas rejects Oregon’s concealed carry licenses.
People who live in states bordering Oregon already have the ability to apply Oregon sheriffs for a concealed carry license.
This bill is unnecessary and puts all Oregonians at risk.