Under Oregon law, there are certain situations where people can lose their right to own, purchase or possess a firearm. For many people, losing this fundamental right can be difficult for them. However, ORS section 166.274 also provides some relief.
Under this section, people can petition the court to have their gun rights restored. Within 15 days of filing, the court will hold a hearing to make a decision. Under section 166.274(7), a person's rights should be restored if people can prove that they are not a danger to themselves or to the community. They must prove this by clear and convincing evidence in order for their gun rights to be restored. People can file a petition once a year until they are approved.