Portland, OR asked in Criminal Law for Oregon

Q: Is it crime for a convicted felon to own black powder/muzzle loaded firearms/Antique firearm in the state of oregon

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Shawn A Kollie
Shawn A Kollie
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bend, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: No. A black powder or muzzle-loader is considered a 'firearm' under Oregon law. Unlike federal law, Oregon views these types of 'antique firearms' the same as any other firearm. They do not differentiate between these types of firearms. You would have to have your rights restored under 166.274, the felony expunged under 137.225, or reduced under 161.705. Do not have a firearm on you until that time.

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