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01.13.07 Gun Lockup Law Introduced.

As we warned you, Ginny Burdick is back with another bill to force you to keep your firearms locked up and useless. Senate Bill 283 is the bill version of LC Draft 1116, which we have had posted on our website for some time. The bill includes prison terms of up to 5 years and […]

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01.11.07 US Congress Gunning For First Amendment Rights Now.

Congress Attacking The First Amendment Too. First Amendment Under Attack Again! Urge Senators for Vote YES on the Bennett Amendment! The Democratic Congress is about to enact new ethics and lobbying rules. As you might expect, they are using this opportunity to silence organizations like the Oregon Firearms Federation. A section in the” Legislative Transparency […]

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01.10.07 Session Begins. Gun Bills Introduced.

The 2007 Oregon Legislative Session has begun. Yesterday, January 9th, the first gun bills were introduced. For some indication of what to expect, the Democrats in the Senate have already passed a Resolution calling for annual sessions. (Twice the opportunity to erode your rights.) They did this without a single word of public testimony. No […]

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12.14.06 First Gun Drafts Introduced.

GUN BILL DRAFTS POSTED We now have copies of the drafts introduced yesterday in a joint session of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees. Most of these drafts, (which will be introduced as “committee bills” so no legislator’s names are on them,) will be introduced as House Bills. The “lock up your gun” draft has […]

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11.16.06 Repeal Of Firearms Ban In National Parks Introduced.

REPEAL OF BAN ON FIREARMS IN NATIONAL PARKS INTRODUCED As you know, there have been dramatic changes in the make up of the US Congress. Militant anti-gunners will soon be in charge. But they are not yet. A coalition of state-wide gun rights organizations, spearheaded by Virginia Gun Owner’s Coalition has gotten outgoing Senator George […]

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11.08.06 Post Election Wrap Up.

Tuesday’s election has turned over both houses of Oregon’s legislature, and the Governorship, to the Democrats. The US House has been taken over by Democrats as well. Next in line for the job of Speaker of the House is Nancy Pelosi, an ultra liberal from California. Control of the US Senate is still to be […]

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10.26.06 Election Alert From OFFPAC.

A Message From OFF-PAC As you know, the elections are upon us. Most voters have already received their ballots, and it’s time to make the decisions that will decide what kind of government we will have to live under for the next two years. Just as the makeup of the US Congress will have a […]

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10.13.06 Washington County Ordinance Threatens Gun Owners.

WASHINGTON COUNTY NOISE ORDINANCE THREATENS GUN OWNERS While this alert is very last minute, it’s important news for people who live or shoot in Washington County. Alert gun owners have made us aware of a proposed “noise control” ordinance that may expose gun owners to civil liabilities. The ordinance, which can be downloaded here proposes […]

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09.28.06 Q&A With OSP.

Questions and Answers on Background Checks. Oregon Firearms Federation, with a lot of help from Representative Kim Thatcher, has received some answers to questions we had about the current background check procedure for firearms purchases. As you may know, there has been a dramatic increase in delays and denials in the last few months.(OSP has […]

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08.14.06 Even More On New Background Checks.

STILL MORE ON BACKGROUND CHECKS, As you know from previous alerts, OFF has been investigating new background check requirements for persons buying guns from FFL dealers. In a previous alert, we told you about House Rep. Kim Thatcher’s efforts on behalf of gun owners. Now, OFF has received a letter from Senator Gordon Smith responding […]

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08.03.06 Still More On New Background Checks.

STILL MORE ON BACKGROUND CHECKS As you know from previous alerts, the Oregon State Police have intensified background checks for firearms purchases . As a result, we have heard from many gun owners who have had firearms purchases delayed for lengthy periods of time while the police sought more information about potential instances of “domestic […]

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07.25.06 Update On New Background Checks By Oregon State Police

MORE ON NEW BACKGROUND CHECKS. On June 16th, OFF alerted you to new and more invasive background checks being conducted by the Oregon State Police for firearms purchases . As you know, OFF has been receiving reports of many lengthy delays for people who have no criminal history. We contacted Senator Gordon Smith’s office to […]

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06.30.06 Pro-gun Amendment Passes House.

  On June 28th Colorado Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave passed an amendment to an appropriations bill that stops the federal government from implementing the trigger lock provisions of the gun lawsuits liability bill passed by the NRA last year. The Musgrave Amendment (an amendment to the Science, State, Justice, and Commerce Appropriations bill) will allow no […]

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05.06.06 Atkinson For Governor. (From OFFPAC)

A Message From OFF PAC Dear Fellow Gun Rights Supporter, As you know, we have very high standards for people who are asking to be hired for public office. OFF PAC rarely endorses candidates but always holds them accountable. We are getting close to the final days to vote in the primary election. If you […]

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