You want to be careful visiting the left coast. In particular, California. I took a major detour through Nevada to Arizona last trip, so I could carry. Went through desolate country and under snow and icy roads to bypass California.
Buy a lockbox for your handgun. Lock your revolver up or semi auto unloaded. Keep a speedloader, moon clip or mag handy. Keep your lockbox one number off or key handy. I used to travel in California with a handy loaded gun. If you do so, you might as well be in Jersey in the other left coast.
I rode a bike back to Az from Florida ten years ago. I was glad to have a .45 with me. There are truly lonely stretches in Texas. In Lordsburg, NM, I put it under my pillow, as the AC quit in the dumpy motel by the railroad tracks, and transients. I was legal all the way, but many law changes in 10 years.
Oregon has zero reciprocity.
Don't be so open minded your brains fall out.
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I agree it it is a probably unenforceable or "ignored" law, but a State can not superseded a Federal Law of transfer.
If that was the case that someone in "your" State could just buy a gun from someone in another State and just ignore all the ATF transfer laws??
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Federal law does not limit in-state transfers. Orgon and Washington both limit in-state transfers. A transfer includes loaning a gun to a friend if it is out of your control. You cannot let a friend keep or use your gun. The only legal in-state transfers without a FFL background check and paperwork is between very limited close relatives. I wanted to give a gun to my cousin and had to got to a local gun store and transfer my gun to the store. Then they transferred it to my cousin for a fee after passing the State Police background check and stolen gun check. It is the law in Oregon and Washington.
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That said, yes it is lame stupid whatever and what the OP does is his business.
I suppose he could leave it in a locked box with only him having the key and the friend would not have access to it.. But what if it got stolen and crime committed with it and they found the gun and traced the gun and found out he was not in possession of it and on and on and on.
Last edited by Rule3; 07-23-2019 at 10:15 AM.
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Way complicated, it will stay in my vehicle unloaded in lock box while in Washington and Oregon. At night will be in our motel room. Reminds me of when I lived in Maryland,