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Oregon Concealed Carry License

The Oregon Concealed Handgun

License Application

To Qualify for an Oregon CHL all Applicants must be:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, or a legal alien who can document continuous residency in the United States for at least six months;

  • Be at least 21 years old;

  • Have no legal condition that would prohibit you from possessing a firearm under either Oregon or Federal law;

  • Have no outstanding warrants for your arrest;

  • Not have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Services;

  • Not be an unlawful user of, or addicted to, a controlled substance;

  • Not be on any form of pre-trial release;

  • Not be required to register as a sex offender in any state;

  • Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor, or found guilty of a misdemeanor within four years prior to application, except under ORS 161.295;

  • Not be subject to a citation issued under ORS 163.735 or an order issued under ORS 30.866, 107.700 to 107.723 or 163.738 (e.g. Stalking or Restraining Orders);

  • Demonstrate competence with a handgun (completed a CHL Course)


If you qualify under all of these mandatory qualifications, the Sheriff may still deny an applicant a CHL under he discretionary qualifications:

"a sheriff may deny a concealed handgun license if the sheriff has reasonable grounds to believe that the applicant has been or is reasonably likely to be a danger to self or others, or to the community at large, as a result of the applicant’s mental or psychological state or as demonstrated by the applicant’s past pattern of behavior involving unlawful violence or threats of unlawful violence."

This is where many individuals receive their denial.  If you have been denied a CHL under the discretionary qualifications let us help you.  Once a crime has been set aside, or you have had your rights restored, the Sheriff may not deny you a Concealed Handgun License. 

Concealed Handgun License Appeal

Speak to a lawyer immediately about appealing a denial of a Concealed Handgun License as you only have thirty (30) days from the denial to petition your Circuit Court for review of that denial.

At that hearing the Court will listen to the evidence of you and the Sheriff who denied you and determine if the reasons for the denial were mandatory or discretionary. 

If you have been delayed or denied a Concealed Handgun License have an attorney that knows and understands your rights and will fight for you to exercise them.

The lawyers at Oregon Gun Law have helped out countless client restore their rights and obtain their Concealed Handgun License.  We know what works, and how to present a case to best preserve your right to lawfully protect and defend you family and yourself. 

*Nothing herein constitutes legal advice. You should obtain independent legal counsel regarding your specific factual situation.

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