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03.28.07 HB 2852 Pulled From Schedule!

Your activism and hard work have paid off, at least for now. House Bill 2852, the bill expanding the Port of Portland’s police powers, has been pulled off the schedule for April 2nd. The Chairman of the committee, Greg MacPherson, has been telling gun owners, “In any event, it appears that HB 2852 will not […]

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03.27.07 HB 2852 Scheduled For “Work Session.”

PORT OF PORTLAND BILL MOVING FORWARD. YOUR ACTION NEEDED NOW House Bill 2852, a bill that will reward the Port of Portland Police for breaking the law is scheduled for a “Work Session” on  Monday-April 2 at 8:30 A.M.in room 357. As you know from our previous alert, the Port of Portland is violating gun owners’ […]

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03.21.07 Port of Portland’s Lawlessness To Be Rewarded?

On Friday, March 23rd, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear HB 2852. This bill “Expands authority of Port of Portland peace officers.” Why is that a bad thing? Because for years the Port of Portland has been willfully violating both the law and the rights of gun owners. For the entire story with […]

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03.16.07 Range Shut Down Bill Goes To Burdick.

On February 28th, we warned you about a bill that was written to close virtually every shooting range in the state. At the time, the bill was in draft form. We promised to keep you informed of its progress. As many of you know the bill now exists in bill form. It is SB 1012 […]

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03.15.07 Deschutes County Reverses Illegal Gun Policy.

Gun owners in Deschutes County got a small but significant victory today. On March 9th, OFF was contacted by a Deschutes County gun owner and informed that the county buildings were posted with signs stating that carrying a firearm in a county building was a felony,even with a permit. This is not true. CHL holders […]

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03.07.07 New Gun Bills, DAS Changes Rule. SB81 Passes Senate.

Numerous Gun Bills Introduced DAS Changes Gun Policy. SB 81 Passes Senate. A number of gun related bills have just been introduced, including several versions of a “stand your ground” law. We had already told you about SB 658, now you can add HB 3069 and HB 3115, a bill we have been working on […]

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03.06.07 Hearing for HB 2334 cancelled.

We recently alerted you that a hearing was scheduled for HB 2334 tomorrow, Wednesday, in House Judiciary. HB 2334 has several very bad provisions and many of you contacted your reps to oppose it. We have just been informed that tomorrow’s hearing has been cancelled. We will let you know you if it is rescheduled. […]

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03.01.07 Gun Bill Scheduled, Contact Your Reps Today.

Gun Bill Scheduled For Hearing. House Bill 2334 is scheduled for a hearing on Wednesday, March 7th at 8:30 AM in the House Judiciary Committee. (Please note. Schedules are subject to change. Please use this link for updated committee schedules.) This bill is a rewrite of the Sheriff’s concealed handgun license bill that OFF members […]

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02.23.07 Alert Update HB 2304 Pulled From Schedule.

HB 2304 Pulled From Agenda. In an earlier alert sent today, we informed you that on March 2nd, the House Judiciary Committee would be hearing two gun related bills, HB 2300 and HB 2304. We also expressed our concerns about HB 2304 and asked that you contact the House Judiciary Committee and urge them to […]

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02.23.07 Two Gun Bills Scheduled For Hearings.

TWO GUN BILLS SCHEDULED. On March 2nd, the House Judiciary Committee will be hearing 2 gun bills, House Bill 2300 and House Bill 2304 HB2300 is a bill we told you to expect last year. It corrects changes that were inadvertently made to the concealed handgun license law in an “omnibus” bill that no one […]

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02.14.07 Burdick’s Road Show. New Gun Bills.

Ginny Burdick Takes Her Show On The Road. New Gun Bills Introduced. Senator Ginny Burdick has branched out. After her successful ballot measure in 2000 which seriously damaged Oregon’s gun shows, Burdick has expanded her efforts and is now trying to destroy gun shows in Washington State. You can read all about it here. House […]

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02.10.07 Some Progress On Good Bills

Some Good Bills Make Progress. Two bills of importance to gun owners got quiet, but important action this week. Senate Bill 81 passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee and House Bill 2370 passed out of the Joint Committee on Emergency Preparedness. SB 81 would require that persons charged with crimes involving “domestic violence,” be […]

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01.31.07 Domestic Violence Bill Gets Hearing.

On January 25th, we warned you about House Bill 2336. This bill would eliminated any possibility of expunging a “domestic violence” conviction or record of arrest. As you know, any offense that is considered one of “domestic violence” eliminates, forever, your right to own firearms or even a single round of ammunition. The legal definition […]

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