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Firearms, Weapons, and Explosives: Within a Designated Recreation Area a Person may not:
(a) Hunt, pursue, trap, kill, injure, molest, or disturb the habitat of any bird or animal without first
obtaining permission from the Forester;
(b) Discharge any firearm, pellet gun, bow and arrow, slingshot or other weapon capable of injuring any
Person, bird, or animal; or
(c) Discharge or cause to be discharged any firecrackers, explosives, torpedoes, rockets, fireworks, sky
lanterns, or other substances which could be harmful to visitors or forest resources without written
permission of the Forester.
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Note: Read 166.370 as License Holders are exempt from some provisions.

166.370 Possession of Firearm or Dangerous Weapon in Public Building or Court Facility;
Exceptions; Discharging Firearm at School.
(1) Any person who intentionally possesses a loaded or unloaded firearm or any other instrument used as a
dangerous weapon, while in or on a public building, shall upon conviction be guilty of a Class C felony.
(2)(a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, a person who intentionally
possesses:
(A) A firearm in a court facility is guilty, upon conviction, of a Class C felony. A person who
intentionally possesses a firearm in a court facility shall surrender the firearm to a law enforcement
officer.

(B) A weapon, other than a firearm, in a court facility may be required to surrender the weapon to a law
enforcement officer or to immediately remove it from the court facility. A person who fails to comply
with this subparagraph is guilty, upon conviction, of a Class C felony.
(C) A firearm in a local court facility is guilty, upon conviction, of a Class C felony if, prior to the
offense, the presiding judge of the local court facility entered an order prohibiting firearms in the
area in which the court conducts business and during the hours in which the court operates.
(b) The presiding judge of a judicial district may enter an order permitting the possession of specified
weapons in a court facility.
(c) Within a shared court facility, the presiding judge of a municipal court or justice of the peace
district may not enter an order concerning the possession of weapons in the court facility that is in
conflict with an order entered by the presiding judge of the circuit court.
(3) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to:
(a) A sheriff, police officer, other duly appointed peace officers or a corrections officer while acting
within the scope of employment.
(b) A person summoned by a peace officer to assist in making an arrest or preserving the peace, while the
summoned person is engaged in assisting the officer.
(c) An active or reserve member of the military forces of this state or the United States, when engaged in
the performance of duty.
(d) A person who is licensed under ORS 166.291 and 166.292 to carry a concealed handgun.
(e) A person who is authorized by the officer or agency that controls the public building to possess a
firearm or dangerous weapon in that public building.
(f) An employee of the United States Department of Agriculture, acting within the scope of employment,
who possesses a firearm in the course of the lawful taking of wildlife.
(g) Possession of a firearm on school property if the firearm:
(A) Is possessed by a person who is not otherwise prohibited from possessing the firearm; and
(B) Is unloaded and locked in a motor vehicle.

(4) The exceptions listed in subsection (3)(b) to (g) of this section constitute affirmative defenses to a charge
of violating subsection (1) of this section.

(5)(a) Any person who knowingly, or with reckless disregard for the safety of another, discharges or
attempts to discharge a firearm at a place that the person knows is a school shall upon conviction be guilty of
a Class C felony.
(b) Paragraph (a) of this subsection does not apply to the discharge of a firearm:
(A) As part of a program approved by a school in the school by an individual who is participating in
the program;
(B) By a law enforcement officer acting in the officer’s official capacity; or
(C) By an employee of the United States Department of Agriculture, acting within the scope of
employment, in the course of the lawful taking of wildlife.

(6) Any weapon carried in violation of this section is subject to the forfeiture provisions of ORS 166.279.

(7) Notwithstanding the fact that a person’s conduct in a single criminal episode constitutes a violation of
both subsections (1) and (5) of this section, the district attorney may charge the person with only one of the
offenses.

(8) As used in this section, “dangerous weapon” means a dangerous weapon as that term is defined in ORS
161.015. [1969 c.705 §§2,4; 1977 c.207 §2; 1979 c.398 §2; 1989 c.839 §22; 1989 c.982 §5; 1991 c.67 §39; 1993 c.625 §1; 1999 c.782 §7;
1999 c.1040 §4; 2001 c.666 §§24,36; 2003 c.614 §6; 2009 c.556 §6]
ORS 166.360 Definitions For ORS 166.360 to 166.380. As Used in ORS 166.360 to 166.380, Unless the
Context Requires Otherwise:
(1) “Capitol building” means the Capitol, the State Office Building, the State Library Building, the Labor
and Industries Building, the State Transportation Building, the Agriculture Building or the Public Service
Building and includes any new buildings which may be constructed on the same grounds as an addition to
the group of buildings listed in this subsection.
(2) “Court facility” means a courthouse or that portion of any other building occupied by a circuit court,
the Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court or the Oregon Tax Court or occupied by personnel related to the
operations of those courts, or in which activities related to the operations of those courts take place.
(3) “Judge” means a judge of a circuit court, the Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court, the Oregon Tax
Court, a municipal court, a probate court or a juvenile court or a justice of the peace.
(4) “Judicial district” means a circuit court district established under ORS 3.012 or a justice of the peace
district established under ORS 51.020.
(5) “Juvenile court” has the meaning given that term in ORS 419A.004.
(6) “Loaded firearm” means:
(a) A breech-loading firearm in which there is an unexpended cartridge or shell in or attached to the
firearm including but not limited to, in a chamber, magazine or clip which is attached to the firearm.
(b) A muzzle-loading firearm which is capped or primed and has a powder charge and ball, shot or
projectile in the barrel or cylinder.
(7) “Local court facility” means the portion of a building in which a justice court, a municipal court, a
probate court or a juvenile court conducts business, during the hours in which the court operates.
(8) “Probate court” has the meaning given that term in ORS 111.005.
(9) “Public building” means a hospital, a capitol building, a public or private school, as defined in ORS
339.315, a college or university, a city hall or the residence of any state official elected by the state at large,
and the grounds adjacent to each such building. The term also includes that portion of any other building
occupied by an agency of the state or a municipal corporation, as defined in ORS 297.405, other than a court
facility.
(10) “Weapon” means:
(a) A firearm;
(b) Any dirk, dagger, ice pick, slingshot, metal knuckles or any similar instrument or a knife, other than
an ordinary pocketknife with a blade less than four inches in length, the use of which could inflict injury
upon a person or property;
(c) Mace, tear gas, pepper mace or any similar deleterious agent as defined in ORS 163.211;
(d) An electrical stun gun or any similar instrument;
(e) A tear gas weapon as defined in ORS 163.211;
(f) A club, bat, baton, billy club, bludgeon, knobkerrie, nunchaku, nightstick, truncheon or any similar
instrument, the use of which could inflict injury upon a person or property; or
(g) A dangerous or deadly weapon as those terms are defined in ORS 161.015. [1969 c.705 §1; 1977 c.769 §2; 1979
c.398 §1; 1989 c.982 §4; 1993 c.741 §2; 1999 c.577 §2; 1999 c.782 §6; 2001 c.201 §1; 2015 c.351 §1]
166.380 Examination of firearm by peace officer; arrest for failure to allow examination.
(1) (Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a peace officer may examine a firearm possessed by
anyone on the person while in or on a public building to determine whether the firearm is a loaded firearm.
(2) A person who is licensed under ORS 166.291 and 166.292 to carry a concealed handgun may present a
valid concealed handgun license to the peace officer instead of providing the firearm to the peace officer for
examination. [1969 c.705 §3; 2015 c.605 §1]

Note: In Early March 2012 Oregon’s State Board of Higher Education voted unanimously to ban all
firearms on the system’s seven campuses. Anyone who does any business on University property must agree
not to carry any firearms. The policy allows people with Concealed Handgun License to be on campus but
are barred from any Building or Arena. Any Student/Faculty or anyone who does business on University
Property could be expelled from the property losing their student status or Job with the University System.
Police and Military are exempt. By the Court Ruling Here they can not bar you from the buildings. I would
use caution.
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Department of Corrections Facility Access
OAR 291-016-0030 (5) No person will leave or carry onto the grounds of the facility explosive devices,
firearms, ammunition, alcoholic beverages, narcotics, dangerous drugs, and objects or material of any kind
which might be used to compromise the security, sound order, or discipline of the facility,
Racing Commission Prohibited Conduct
OAR 462-130-0010 (w) Possess on a racecourse any deadly weapon or firearm, a BB gun, blow gun, pellet
gun or similar device, except law enforcement officers, commission officials and security personnel.
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From the Douglas Co. Sheriffs Dept.
(3) Indian Reservation and Indian Property
You must have written permission of the tribal judge. This also applies to certain casinos that are on Indian
lands.