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Oregon LEOSA

State Controlling Agency


Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST)


4190 Aumsville Highway
Salem, Oregon 97317

State Details

Who Can Qualify

Department of Public Safety Standards and Training approved firearms instructors(A link on the above website contains a list of approved firearms instructors.)


Director Eriks Gabliks
(503) 378‐2332

State Law/Regulation/Directive

In Oregon, ORS 166.250 generally prohibits a person from carrying a firearm concealed upon their person. However, ORS 166.260 creates an affirmative defense to prosecution for “Sheriffs, constables, marshals, police officers, whether active or honorably retired, parole and probation officers, or other duly appointed peace officers.” This statute is not limited to Oregon law enforcement officers on its face, so it also applies to officers from out of state.

Oregon presently allows retired officers to carry concealed handguns without the “qualification” requirements of the federal law. In particular, the federal law is limited to retired officers who have either 15 years employment or have suffered a service‐connected disability which would significantly limit its reach regarding out‐of‐state officers.


Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.