ORS 166.257¹
Return of relinquished firearm

(1) Upon receiving a request to return a firearm or ammunition relinquished to a law enforcement agency pursuant to ORS 166.256 (Relinquishment of firearm upon person becoming subject to certain court orders), the law enforcement agency shall:

(a) Notify the Department of Justice of the return request for the purposes of notifying the petitioner of the order; and

(b) Hold the firearm or ammunition for 72 hours after receiving the request.

(2) Prior to returning the firearm or ammunition, the law enforcement agency shall:

(a) Confirm that the person to whom the law enforcement agency will return the firearm or ammunition is the lawful owner of the firearm or ammunition, or a person with a possessory right to the firearm or ammunition; and

(b) Perform a criminal background check as defined in ORS 166.432 (Definitions for ORS 166.412 and 166.433 to 166.441) to confirm that the person is not prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under state or federal law. [2019 c.201 §5]

Note: See note under 166.256 (Relinquishment of firearm upon person becoming subject to certain court orders).

Chapter 166

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 427-637 (1972); 69 OLR 169 (1990)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 166—Offenses Against Public Order; Firearms and Other Weapons; Racketeering, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors166.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 166, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano166.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information