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05.16.07 HB 2334 Passes Senate Judiciary.

House Bill 2334, which started life last session as a dreadful anti-gun bill, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee as a pro-gun bill because of your tireless efforts. The bill contains language that OFF wrote last session giving active duty military personnel the ability to renew concealed handgun licenses by mail. The bill now moves to […]

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04.30.07 Port of Portland Bill Removed From Schedule.

“Thank you for writing.  House Bill 2890 (formerly HB 2852) was recently considered by the House Judiciary Committee on which I serve as Chair.  It will not be moving forward this session.” With those words, Greg MacPherson (Chair of the House Judiciary Committee) may have closed the book on the Port of Portland’s efforts to […]

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04.26.07 Port of Portland Bill Gets Worse.

Port of Portland Bill Gets Even Worse. As we warned you yesterday, the Port of Portland is trying to use an unrelated bill to expand their power in spite of their continued refusal to obey the law. We can now confirm that House Bill 2890, a bill originally intended to outlaw handcuff keys, will have […]

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04.25.07 HB 2334 Passes Committee With Good Amendments.

You made your voices heard, and once again, it worked. In its original form, HB 2334 contained several provisions that were a danger to gun owners and confusing for law enforcement. But today, after you made your feelings known, the bill was amended to address all the concerns we had about it. What’s even better, […]

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04.21.07 Mayhem, Collaboration And New Gun Bills.

Mayhem, Collaboration and New Gun Control Bills (Some links in this alert may require registration) This week has shown us, with astonishing clarity, the ugly failure of the gun grabbers’ agenda. Over thirty innocent people, young and old, are dead as a result of the arrogance and stupidity of college administrators and legislators in Virginia. […]

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03.31.07 NRA Launches Attack On Gun Rights Court Decision.

The landmark decision of the DC Court of Appeals stating that gun ownership is an individual right is in grave danger. And that danger is coming from the NRA. As you know, the Appeals Court of the District of Columbia recently ruled that DC’s ban on guns was unconstitutional. It made clear, that despite what […]

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03.29.07 Supreme Court Declares Self Defense Legal.

Supreme Court Rules “No Duty To Retreat” On March 29 2007, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled that Oregonians have no “duty to retreat” when faced with a violent confrontation. This is certainly welcome news. It also means that several bills that would have accomplished the same thing may now be unnecessary. That is particularly good […]

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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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