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Gun Rights Restoration

Enabling Legislation 

Chapter 166 — Offenses Against Public Order; Firearms and Other Weapons; Racketeering

Request for Restoration of Firearm Privileges

Please be aware that firearm relief petitioners must undergo an independent forensic mental health assessment in addition to the one submitted by petitioner. At a minimum, the independent assessment must include the evaluator’s opinion—and its basis—of petitioner’s interpersonal violence and risk of self-harm. The independent evaluation and assessment will be at the petitioner’s expense, and failure to undergo an assessment ordered by the PSRB will result in denial of the petition for relief. (Click here for a list of independent evaluators).
An attorney representing either the state or the county may request that the Board require the petitioner to submit to a forensic mental health assessment by a psychiatrist or psychologist. In that case, the attorney requesting the assessment will pay for the assessment.
A state or county attorney who requires a forensic mental health assessment for a petitioner must file a written notice of intent to request an assessment within 10 days from receipt of the petition for relief, and serve the notice on: the Board; the petitioner; and the Department of Human Services/Oregon Health Authority. Such an examination shall include the evaluator’s opinion (again, with its basis) on whether—if relief were granted—the petitioner would be likely to act in a manner dangerous to public safety, including the likelihood that the petitioner will harm him/herself.
Application Instructions and Documents (pdf)
List of Independent Evaluators for Gun Relief (pdf) 
If you have any questions about the gun relief process, please contact the Gun Relief Program Manager at 503-229-5596 or email
PSRB Gun Relief Program Administrative Rules