This in spite of this brilliantly researched opposition letter from Cease Fire Oregon. It never stops amazing us how little CFO knows about gun laws regardless of their efforts to end gun rights in Oregon.
No matter. The bill passed by a wide margin with a few unexpected supporters, some who voted against CHL privacy voted in favor of this bill.
Perhaps they saw the light, more likely they were looking for a “pro-gun” vote on a bill they assumed would never pass the Senate. Given the recent declaration on the part of the Senate Judiciary Chair that CHL privacy would not get a hearing there, it’s very likely that the assumption is this bill is even less likely to move in that house. But, we have a long way to go and nothing is determined yet.
Keep in mind, 2792 not only opens our state to law abiding visitors, it expands the places Oregonians with CHL’s can travel with their self defense tools.
Please contact Floyd Prozanski and let him know that you want to have hearings on HB 2792 in his Senate Judiciary Committee as soon as it is assigned there. There will no doubt be the usual hysteria from the handful of anti-gun zealots still left in the Senate, but legislators and voters deserve a vote on this bill.
Sample message and contact info follow:
Senator Floyd Prozanski
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1704
District Phone: 541-342-2447
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, S-417, Salem, OR, 97301
Dear Chair Prozanski,
HB 2792 passed on the House floor by a wide margin. As with HB 2787, this is a bill that is important to me as a person who cherishes liberty and privacy. Please hold hearings on both these bill and allow legislators to take a stand on gun rights in Oregon.