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BOQUIST/BURDICK GUN GRAB SCHEDULED FOR VOTE

4.26.17 Senate Bill 719A  is currently scheduled for a vote in the Oregon Senate on May 1st. You will recall that this bill started life as a bill requiring the State Court Administrator to study methods to improve efficiency. Under the skillful hands of Senator Floyd Prozanski it became a bill to deprive people of their […]

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One Bad Bill Dead, One Really Bad Bill Moving.

04.18.17 Today in the legislature one anti-gun bill died and one was advanced out of committee. House Bill 2526, a bill sponsored by anti-gun Democrat Senator Elizabeth Hayward and Republican Knute Buehler, was declared deceased in the House Judiciary Committee. This bill would have required the Department of Justice to create material on suicides and […]

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

04.17.17 Today the Senate Judiciary Committee heard three anti-gun bills and the House Judiciary Committee heard one. For info on the three Senate bill please see this alert. The anti-gun groups packed the room largely with people they had shipped in from out of state. As the result of a procedural error it appears that […]

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UPDATE ON ANTI-GUN BILL HEARING

04.15.17  Since yesterday’s alert concerning the anti-gun bills being heard in the Senate on Monday, new amendments have been proposed to two of the bills. The “dash 4” amendment has been proposed for SB 764. You will recall this was the one paragraph “place holder” bill that Prozanski wants to amend to virtually eliminate the […]

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Help Stop The Latest Attack

04.10.17 As we told you in a previous alert, gun bills are now moving in both houses. In the Senate Judiciary Committee, the three bills scheduled to be heard on April 17 at 8am are:  SB 764, SB 797 and SB 868. We can’t tell you right now what to expect from SB 764 since […]

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Anti-Gun Bills Moving In Both Houses

04.08.17 As we told you in our last alert, anti-gun bills are about to get hearings. First, on Wednesday, April 12, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be hearing a strange bill requested by a former Senator.  SB 897 “Creates crime of militia terrorism.”  This  bill was introduced at the request of  former anti-gun legislator, Charlie […]

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Gun Control Bills Coming Soon

04.07.17  The Oregon Legislature has reached the point in their session where deadlines are looming. While they have not found time to address the state’s impending financial crisis, there has been time to debate whether the osprey should be the state bird and to recognize April 6th as National Tartan Day in Oregon  (Declares emergency, […]

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Call To Action

03.23.17 On March 22nd, we asked you to contact House Rep Brad Witt to express your concerns with his House Joint Resolution 13. As many of you who contacted him know, Rep Witt has heard your concerns and agrees that in its current form, HJR 13 is overly broad and could well create situations Witt […]

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Good Intentions, Bad Legislation. HJR 13

03.22.17 On March 28th, the Oregon House Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing and work session on House Joint Resolution 13. This measure, sponsored by House Rep Brad Witt, is in response to an Oregon Supreme Court decision that greatly restricted law enforcement officers from asking people if they possessed firearms. Few would argue […]

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Bad Idea Becomes A Bad Bill

02.28.17 Yesterday we told you about LC 1767 , a draft for a bill that would allow a “household member” or law enforcement agent to request that a person’s guns and rights be taken away if they convinced a court that the person was an “extreme risk.”  Today we can report that the draft has been introduced as […]

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The Resurrection of a Very Bad Idea

02.27.17 You may recall in 2016, Senator Floyd Prozanski introduced SB 1551. This piece of legislation bordered on the surreal. It was something that would have been considered too extreme for the Cold War Kremlin. Basically, it allowed people with zero qualifications to make anonymous accusations that resulted in lost gun rights for whoever they […]

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02.22.17 Legislative Update.

Currently we are monitoring over 40 firearms related bills and know that more are coming. Quite a few of these bills are improvements over current law, some are housekeeping measures, some are well intentioned but dangerous, some are goofy  and some are simply awful. All introduced bills can be seen here. We add new legislation […]

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Kate Brown

The Charade Continues

01.25.17 As we told you on January 10, Kate Brown has requested new legislation to further impede your right to lawfully acquire a firearm. HB 2237 would eliminate the safeguard that allows a firearm’s transfer to take place after 3 business days have elapsed if the Oregon State Police do not complete a background check. […]

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KATE BROWN PROHIBITS SELF DEFENSE FOR STATE WORKERS

01.13.17 The Department of Administrative Services, at the direction of Governor Kate Brown, has adopted a policy prohibiting all state employees from having a licensed firearm for self defense on  “all property and facilities owned, leased, rented or otherwise occupied  by the Oregon state government including grounds, buildings, parking structures and lots, vehicles and other […]

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