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2020 Oregon Primary

04.08.2020

Oregon Firearms Federation wants to extend our prayers to all who are experiencing unprecedented hardship due to the state mandated shut down of so many businesses.

Current events have created a loss of liberties the likes of which we have never before seen. Many are out of work and many closed businesses will not reopen. As of today, the state shows no signs of reducing the restrictions that have caused these closures and job losses.

So far however, there is no indication that the Oregon Primary election will be postponed.

Voter’s pamphlets are scheduled to be delivered April 22 – 24. The deadline for registering to vote is April 28. Ballots will be mailed starting April 29 and the due date for returning them is May 19.

If you are not registered to vote you may do so here. Given the endless efforts of the Oregon Democrat majority to eliminate gun rights, we cannot overemphasize how critical voting is.

The May primary election will determine who will run in November. Your support for pro-gun candidates now will be the deciding factor in who has a chance to represent you in Salem next year.

Oregon Firearms has posted our candidate grades for the 2020 primary election here. Please consider it a starting point when you make your decision on your ballot. Most candidates have websites or Facebook pages that will provide contact info for further information on their positions.

 Stay strong and stay free.

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Ballot Title Battle Continues

03.25.2020

Yesterday OFF filed our “Reply Memo” to the Attorney General’s response to our challenge to the ballot title for IP 60.

As you know, IP 60 would place extremely onerous restrictions on the possession of modern firearms and firearms feeding devices.

OFF challenged the original ballot title (as we did successfully on IP 40) in an effort to make sure the ballot title reflected the extreme nature of the measure. The original proposed ballot title did nothing of the sort.

You can see the AG’s “Answering Memo” here.

You can see our “Reply Memo” here.

Thank you once again for you amazing support in these battles.

Current events have certainly taught us how fragile our 2nd Amendment rights are and how easily they can disappear in times of crisis.

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Legislative Drama And Ballot Measure Update

03.05.2020

It’s entirely possible that this message will be obsolete by the time you read it.

Things are happening very quickly and everything is subject to change.

We’ll start with the positive news and move on from there.

As you know, OFF challenged the ballot title for IP 40. This ballot measure (it is not a legislative bill) would require that you keep your self-defense firearms locked up and useless. It would hold you “strictly liable” for misuse of your guns by other people. (Challenges were filed by both OFF and the NRA.)

Today the Oregon Supreme Court responded with an opinion that agreed in large part with our arguments.

That opinion can be seen here. This is a positive development because now, should this measure make the ballot, Oregon voters will have a clearer idea of how bad it is.

In the legislature, today was all drama. The House Rules Committee held a “hearing” with invited testimony only. As you can imagine, the only testimony invited was testimony that supported the Democrat’s position.

The Oregon House Democrats had issued “subpoenas” to the House Republicans who walked out in protest of the outrageous behavior of the ruling party. Since the beginning of the session, the Democrats have worked to ram through radical legislation with little discussion or input. (One Republican House Member, Cheri Helt, stayed behind with the Democrats.)

The stated intention of this hearing was to have the subpoenaed Republicans show up to be grilled by the Democrats. To no one’s surprise, no Republican legislators were there, but many of their supporters were.

Attorney John DiLorenzo submitted a letter explaining why the subpoenas were not enforceable, but of course was not invited to testify.

Both the Senate and House Republicans announced today that they would be willing to return before the session ended to vote on important budget bills (which should have been done early in the session) but within minutes of the Rules Committee closing its hearing, the House Speaker “adjourned” until 11.59 PM Sunday when the session must officially end.

The Senate President soon did the same.

By all accounts, this should mean the session is over and no more bills can be passed.

However, while this particular legislative session has ended, and no anti-gun bills passed, rest assured the Governor and the Oregon Democrats will be using any trick or procedural move they can to somehow enact their very dangerous and unpopular bills. There can be calls for “special sessions” or even “emergencies” declared.

So while we may be out of the woods as of right now, anything can still happen.

The Democrats are furious that the Republicans stood up to them and protected your rights and pocketbook and it’s certainly possible that this is not over.

Earlier today we told you about our challenges to the ballot titles of IP 61 and 62. While we are grateful for all the support and words of encouragement, we do have to report that we have hit a snag on this process.

Although we are very pleased by the outcome of our challenges to IP 40 and are looking forward to similar success with our challenges to IP 60, the simple fact is, our challenges to IP 61 and 62 were filed a day after the deadline. We learned of this after we sent out this morning’s alert. We take full responsibility for the error and we are working overtime on alternatives to the challenges we filed.

As you can imagine, this is not the outcome we, and you, would have wanted. But rest assured we are looking at every option to correct this.

We do believe that IP 60, which contained all the bad elements of 61 and 62, was the main goal of the gun grabbers, and 61 and 62 were back-ups in the event IP 60 was blocked. However we will still be doing everything in our power to stand in the way of all anti-gun measures and we thank you for your understanding.

Please stay tuned as the landscape could change very quickly and very dramatically.

 

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Walkout Stalls Bad Gun Bills. OFF Challenges Bad Ballot Measures.

02.28.2020

While the brave walkout by most Republican legislators has stalled (and we hope, killed) the worst anti-gun legislation for 2020, gun owners are still facing several hate driven gun confiscation ballot measures.

Today, Oregon Firearms Federation submitted a challenge to the “certified ballot title” for IP 60.

Our challenge covered many of the flaws in the ballot title and pointed out some of the absurdities of the measure itself.

As we pointed out in our petition;

In addition to covering most semiautomatic rifles and certain semiautomatic handguns, IP 60 also includes other types of firearms within its catch-all definition of “semiautomatic assault firearms” that do not properly fit within that makeshift category. IP 60 also applies to shotguns with revolving cylinders even though they do not possess any semi-automatic functionality.”

Rest assured OFF will be doing everything in our power to put the brakes on this dangerous and ignorant ballot measure and others like it.

We are very grateful for the support you have provided to help us cover the cost of  these, and coming legal proceedings.  We are also extremely grateful for the courage of those Republicans who stood up at great personal cost to themselves to defend your liberties.

If ever there was a time to send a personal note of appreciation to legislators now is the time.

Please consider a brief “thank you” to the leaders of Oregon’s Republican House and Senate.

House Republican Leader Rep Christine Drazan:

Rep.ChristineDrazan@oregonlegislature.gov

Senate Republican Leader Herman Baertschiger Jr:

Sen.HermanBaertschiger@oregonlegislature.gov

 

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The Other R’s Have Left The Building

THE OTHER R’S HAVE LEFT THE BUILDING

02.25.2020

Amid a flurry of press releases, today the Oregon House Republicans joined the Senate Republicans and walked out.

Citing the Democrat’s abuse of power, the House Republicans shut down all business on the House floor.

Tomorrow’s scheduled vote on HB 4005 (the gun lock down bill) appears to be a dead issue for now. This is a good thing as the bill’s only purpose was to harass law-abiding gun owners and cripple youth shooting events.

As in the Senate, one “Republican” stayed behind with the Democrats.

Anti-gun militant Cheri Helt stayed on the floor and shows no sign of joining her caucus in this protest.

Helt, you will recall, was still demanding a ban on “bump-stocks” long after they had been outlawed by the Trump Administration.  Maybe she can use this quiet time to catch up on current events.

OFF salutes House Republican leader Christine Drazan for spearheading this walkout and all the Republican House members who have had the courage to stand up for Oregon.

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The R’s Have Left the Building. (Most of them.)

 

Republicans Walk

 

02.24.2020 

As we hoped, the Oregon Senate Republicans have left the building.

After a testy hearing on SB 1530, the bill that will cost anyone who uses energy far more than many can afford, most Senate Republicans walked out.

It should be noted that Democrat Senator Betsy Johnson, the only pro-gun Democrat in the Senate voted against SB1530 and for amendments that would have made it less onerous.  Senate President Peter Courtney added himself to the committee for this one bill just to cancel out her vote.

The one Republican Senator who refused to leave was Tim Knopp.

Knopp, you will recall, also refused to leave during the first Republican walk out last year. After hearing from many of you, he did agree to walk out the second time the Senate Republicans left.

It was those walk outs that defeated some of the worst gun control bills in Oregon history.

It should be noted that last year, after we let our supporters know that Knopp stayed on the floor with the gun grabbing Democrats, Knopp told people who contacted him that he stayed behind to “represent Republicans” and “negotiate” for them.

None of this was true. We had some angry calls and emails from people who accused us of misrepresenting Knopp’s motivation.

If his office tells you that he, once again, stayed behind at the request of his caucus or leadership, we strongly recommend you ask them  whether that’s true.

So what does this mean?  First it means that your emails and calls to the Senate Republican leadership paid off. Unless one more Republican defects and joins Knopp on the Senate floor, they can conduct no business.

The anti-gun bill that is still in play in the House, HB 4005, the gun lock down bill, could still pass the House if the House Republicans don’t walk out. But it cannot become law unless it passes the Senate and it can’t pass the Senate if the Republicans are not there.

This is what makes Knopp’s decision to stay so dangerous. If the State Police are ordered to “compel” the missing senators to return to the floor, they only need to take one into custody, drag him (or her) back to chambers and the Democrats can pass anything they want. And they will.

We are, by no means, out of the woods yet.

The legislature may stay in session until March 8th (although it may legally end sooner.) That’s plenty of time for the Democrats to try to figure out a way to pass anti-gun bills and other dangerous legislation. But for now, the longer they stay out, the more deadlines will pass and the greater the chance we have of having this session end with no successful attacks on your rights.

Thank you  all you have done to protect gun rights in Oregon.

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Time To Go.

Time To Go

02.22.2020

Last night the House Rules Committee passed an amended version of HB 4005A to the full House Floor. The bill moved out on a straight party line vote.

The amendment that was added last night was the “dash 12” amendment which may not be included yet in the website version of the bill but will be part of the final bill sent to the floor.

The key part of the amendment says : ‘Control’ means, in relation to a firearm: “(a) That a person is in sufficiently close proximity to the firearm to prevent another person who is not an authorized person from obtaining the firearm; or “(b) That a person is in the person’s residence with the firearm, either alone or only with authorized persons who also live in the residence and who are not minors, and the doors and windows of the residence are closed and locked.”.

The amendment was requested by House Speaker Tina Kotek.

You would not be alone if you wondered how it is possible for people writing laws to be this painfully stupid.

You need to keep your doors and windows locked in the middle of the summer ? If your 17 year old daughter arrives home and has a key to her own house you are suddenly in violation? Does this now mean she cannot be an “authorized person” allowed to protect herself with a firearm if you are not home?

Clearly, no one intent on eliminating your 2nd Amendment rights gives this any thought. They don’t have to. They are in the majority and they are going to do whatever they want, because they can.

All the other really bad provisions of the bill are still intact.

The bill does have the votes to pass on the House Floor because of the Democrat’s super majority and the high likelihood that “Republican” Cheri Helt will vote “yes” as well. But it cannot become law unless it also passes the Senate.

Most Senate Republicans have indicated they are willing to walk out to stop the economy crushing “Cap and Trade” bill, but they have also indicated that they are closely watching this dangerous and counterproductive gun grab.

There has also been quite a bit of talk that many of the Republican House members may walk out as well. Again, this would almost certainly not include Cheri Helt who remained on the floor on Tuesday when the other Republicans refused to attend a late night floor session.

There are a few Democrats who may vote against this bill. Senator Betsy Johnson is virtually a sure “no” but there are indications that House Rep Jeff Barker may also oppose it.

However, given the numbers, the best bet we have to defeat this insanity is if the Republicans just stand up to the tyranny and leave.

Please take a moment to send a message to the Oregon Senate Republican Leader and the Oregon House Republican Leader thanking them for standing up for your rights this session and supporting and encouraging a walk out to put the brakes on the Democrat’s efforts to destroy freedom and common sense in Oregon.

You can use this link to send a pre-written message that you can add to (if you choose) and you can call your own Senators and Reps at 800.332.2313.

We are at a turning point in our battle to save Oregon and your efforts really do count.

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Gun Grab Update

02.12.2020

Today we saw action on two bills designed to eliminate your ability to protect yourself and your family.

SB 1538, (visit a library –  go to prison) which we told you about on Monday, was officially moved to the Senate Rules Committee.

This afternoon, HB 4005 (mandatory gun lock downs) was moved to the House Rules Committee.

Two amendments were adopted before it was sent to Rules.

The “dash-1” amendment, which we told you about on Feb 8, and a new amendment , the “dash-7” amendment, requested by anti-gun Paul Evans.

The “dash-1” replaces most of the language of the original bill but keeps almost all of the worst provisions.

The “dash-7” basically says you will not be required to lock up your self defense firearm if you are completely alone in your home and all your doors and windows are locked.You might think we make this stuff up. But we don’t.

So, if your wife comes home unexpectedly, you are in violation.

Summertime and your patio door is open? You are in violation.

Upstairs windows open?  Violation.

Amendments by pro-gun members of the committee were voted down.

House Rep Sherrie Sprenger served notice of a possible “minority report” on HB 4005. A minority report is a substitute for an existing bill. Sprenger is a pro-gun Republican, so while we have not seen the language she is proposing you can assume it will be something positive for gun owners.

Now we need to double down to kill HB 4005 in the form it was sent to the Rules Committee.

Your efforts so far have had an effect.  Keep up the good work.

Please use this link to send a message that you strongly oppose legislation to render your family defenseless and hold you responsible for the crimes of others.

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Anti Gun Bill Hearing Cancelled

02.10.2020

The hearing on Senate Bill 1538, a bill that would have sent you to prison for 5 years for visiting a public library, or any public building, while in possession of a CHL licensed handgun, has been cancelled.

The Judiciary Committee as announced that there will be a “work session” instead for the sole purpose of moving the bill to the Rules Committee.

This means no other action will be taken on the bill in Senate Judiciary Committee on Feb 12 and no testimony will be taken.

We will alert you to any other changes as we receive them.

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Democrats War On Gun Rights Continues

02.08.2020

 

This alert contains info on two bills. Please be sure to see the info on the second bill SB 1538 which could send you to prison for 5 years.

Yesterday the House Judiciary Committee heard HB 4005 the firearms lockdown bill. Gun rights supporters greatly outnumbered the Bloomberg shills who came to testify in opposition to your rights and common sense. We are grateful for everyone who showed up, testified or submitted testimony. You are heroes.

One of the bill’s Sponsors, Janeen Sollman  made the bizarre claim that forcing people to render their self defense firearms useless was like Oregon’s seat belt law. A far more accurate analogy would have been if Oregon had a law that prohibited you from using a seat belt until a crash was already about to happen. But do not expect reason from the twisted minds of the gun grabbers.

Oregon’s one trick pony, Ginny Burdick, testified that the gun owners in her district strongly supported locking up their guns and being responsible for the misuse of guns stolen from them.

In what was clearly a surprise to the Republican members of the committee, an amendment had been submitted.

The “dash-1” amendment removed some of the most onerous parts of the bill but retains most of the worst of the bill.

1) It still mandates trigger or cable locks which are extremely dangerous and can cause unintended discharges.

(Placing a trigger lock on a loaded gun is very dangerous but even when placed on an unloaded gun they do not prevent the gun from being loaded and a round being chambered and any movement of the lock can still result in the gun firing.)

2) Because it mandates trigger locks it is still unconstitutional under Heller vs District of Columbia.

3) It still contains “strict liability” language which, as we heard at the hearing, means a person can be held liable for another person’s misuse of a firearm no matter how much they may have (in good faith) attempted to comply with the law.

4) The amendment still has no protections for people who store their firearms, locked, in a building other than a “dwelling.”

5) The amendment still contains language that makes it impossible to comply with the bill. Please see Section 3 (1) (b) (A).  If ANY means exists to defeat a lock, the gun is not considered secured. Of course, there is no lock that can’t be defeated. Not even safes.

6) The amendment still prohibits the transfer of firearms to minors, even for organized shooting events, unless the minor has a “youth hunting license.” Section 6 (4)(a)(B)

Because the amendment still requires an adult to assume complete “strict liability” for any minor to whom a firearm is “transferred” at a sport shooting event, the amendment still devastates the very kinds of programs that introduce young people to safe firearms handling.

While OFF had a copy of the “dash-1” amendment  before the hearing, virtually no one else (including legislators) did, so almost no one could comment on it. The amendment is a “gut and stuff” which means it essentially replaces all the language in the bill.

On February 10th, the House Judiciary Committee will be holding another hearing on HB 4005, apparently to address the amendment no one knew about. But no public testimony will be allowed. The “invited” testimony will be by Jessica Minifie who is the person who wrote the bill and the amendment so it remains to be seen if we will be getting any real explanation about some of the aspects of the proposed legislation that make no sense.

Keep in mind, amendments can be added at any time and even if they completely change the nature of the bill you will not be allowed to testify on the final product before it is voted on in the house where it originated. It’s a game designed to keep those pesky voters out of the loop.

HB 4005 (gun lockdowns)  will receive a “work session” on Feb 12th. Like the “informational” hearing on the 10th, the public may attend but you will not be permitted to testify. Work sessions are where amendments are adopted and the final version is voted to the full house floor.

Also on February 12, the SENATE Judiciary Committee will be holding a public hearing for SB 1538. You can read the text of SB 1538 here. The short version is this; under this bill, any school or local government body can declared their property and surrounding property off limits to CHL holders. This is Burdick’s dream child and a bill she has introduced before.

Here is what’s important to know. If you, as a law abiding concealed handgun license holder, go into any building controlled by any school or government entity that has declare themselves off limits, you will face 5 years in prison. That’s five years for doing something you may have done lawfully, peacefully, while threatening no one, your entire adult life.

These are the buildings YOU pay for.  And the reason for this insane new law? Because peaceful, law abiding gun owners offend Ginny Burdick.

You also offend the other sponsors .

Senators Beyer, Dembrow, Frederick, Gelser, Golden, Monnes Anderson, Prozanski, Riley, Steiner Hayward, Taylor, Wagner, Manning Jr, Hass

While gun owners have become accustomed to facing legislation designed to eliminate their rights, rarely have they faced legislation that is a product of such mindless, blind hatred.

What today is a lawful, common, and unremarkable tomorrow could send you to prison for far longer than Oregon imprisons many violent rapists. This is the heart of Oregon’s Democrat Party today.

The hearing for SB 1538  will be Feb.12th at 8am in Room 50. Rest assured legislative staff will send a warning to all employees of the Capitol that gun owners may be coming to the building and to contact the State Police if they feel “threatened.”  This has become standard practice in spite of the perfect behavior of gun owners at all Capitol events.

The “work session” for this monstrosity will be the following day Feb 13th in Room C at 8am. (All dates are subject to change.)

You can take action to stop SB 1538 here.

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Gun Lockdown Hearing Update

As you know, HB 4005 will receive a hearing on Friday Feb 7 at 1pm.

The bill is currently scheduled to be heard in hearing room E in the Capitol.

Today the House Judiciary Committee released these “rules” for the hearing:

Public testimony before the committee will be limited to 2 minutes per person and will be heard until 4:00 pm.

Individuals intending to testify may sign up outside Hearing Room 50 beginning at 12:00 pm.

Individuals may sign up only one person at a time. Written testimony will be accepted until 5:00 pm, Friday Feb.7th.

You can email testimony against this bill to the House Judiciary Committee here: hjud.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov

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Bloomberg Stooges To Pack Anti-Gun Hearing

02.03.2020

As we told you, HB 4005, mandatory gun lock ups, is now scheduled for Feb 7th at 1pm in Hearing Room E at the State Capitol by the House Judiciary Committee.

Bloomberg will once again be busing in his stooges to promote this attack on your rights.

Showing up at the hearing to let the legislature know where we stand is critical.

As we have pointed out, this bill not only forces you to lock up your self defense firearms, it punishes you even if you DO lock up firearms. While it penalizes gun owners if their firearms are stolen, it does nothing to penalize gun thieves.

The bill will devastate youth shooting programs and prevent young Oregonians from having access to firearms for defense of their families.

Please use this form to contact the Oregon House members and demand that they vote this bill down in committee. You may alter the subject line and add your own message if you choose. (Not required.)


You can email testimony against this bill to the House Judiciary Committee here:  hjud.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov

(Note. It may take a few seconds for your message to be submitted.)

 


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Ballot Title Challenges Filed

02.01.2020

They’re back.

 

As you know, in addition to a number of extreme anti-gun “bills” introduced in Salem for the “short” February session, there are several anti-rights ballot measures in play.

Oregon Firearms Federation is doing everything we can to derail them all as we have done in the past with your help.

The ballot measures filed with the intention of crippling your rights to defend and protect your family are:

IP 40

IP 60

IP 61 and

IP 62.

OFF has filed comments with the Secretary of State contesting the misleading draft ballot title language in all the measures. Furthermore we have filed an appeal for the “certified” ballot title of IP 40.

IP 40 is a mandatory gun incapacitation measure much like HB 4005 which is scheduled for a hearing on Feb 7th. (Remember, Feb 6th is the Timber Unity Rally on the capitol steps that gun owners are encouraged to join.)

IP 60 creates onerous new restrictions for modern firearms including banning  their possession by young Oregonians, eliminating private in-family transfers, requiring “training courses” before purchase (which most NRA instructors will not be allowed to teach) waiting periods and more.

The definitions in the measure for “semi-automatic assault weapons”  include not only fully automatic and select fire firearms, but firearms that are not in any way “automatic” such as shotguns with “revolving cylinders.”

It would ban the new sale, manufacture and possession of most ammunition magazines and outlaw the transportation of previously owned ones if loaded.

IP’s 61 and 62 contain parts of IP 60, with IP 61 having the restrictions on modern firearms contained in IP 60 and IP 62 having the ban on magazines.

It would appear that IPs 60 and 61 may very well also (inadvertently ) ban gun “turn-ins.”

IP 40 was filed by a  Bloomberg funded organization called  “State of Safety”.  To guarantee their safety they apparently have no phone number.

IP’s 60, 61 and 62 were filed by “Lift Every Voice” an organization that grew out of the failed “Ceasefire Oregon” and charades as religious leaders while working overtime to guarantee that the lessons of the Holocaust will be forever forgotten.

Laughably the “principles” they post on their website include:

“PRINCIPLE THREE:

Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice not people.

Nonviolence recognizes that evildoers are also victims and are not evil people.

The nonviolent resister seeks to defeat evil not people.”

Lift Every Voice clearly believes that  “evildoers” are not evil. But law abiding gun owners are.

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Gun Lock Down Bill Scheduled

 

Oregon Gun Owner

 

As expected, the Democrats in Salem are wasting no time trying to ram through their anti-gun agenda.

HB 4005, mandatory gun lock ups, is now scheduled for Feb 7th at 1pm in Hearing Room E at the State Capitol by the House Judiciary Committee.

(Of course everything is subject to change.)

This bill not only forces you to lock up your self defense firearms, it punishes you even if you DO lock up firearms. While it penalizes gun owners if their firearms are stolen, it does nothing to penalize gun thieves.

The bill makes you strictly liable for misuse of guns that were stolen from you!

It requires that you use dangerous and easily defeated “trigger” or “cable” locks that violate every rule of gun safety but mandates that you  be prosecuted if you use them and a thief can defeat them, which of course any thief can.

The bill also virtually eliminates minor’s use of firearms even to protect themselves and their families in their own homes. Under this bill, a 17 year old with years of shooting experience would not be allowed to have access to a self defense firearm. Imagine how this will effect families in remote areas.

Needless to say this bill will have a devastating effect on youth shooting programs.

The bill requires (for no discernible reason) that firearms that are lawfully transferred (through gun dealers) are locked up during transfer and makes the transferor liable for two years for misuse of a legally transferred firearm if it was not locked. This assumes that for some reason the person to whom you lawfully transferred a firearm, with a background check, will not remove the required lock…for two years!

None of the components of this bill make anyone safer. In fact, these rules can easily get people killed in the event of a criminal attack.

Please use this form to contact the Oregon House members and demand that they vote this bill down in committee. You may alter the subject line and add your own message if you choose. (Not required.)

You can email testimony against this bill to the House Judiciary Committee here:  hjud.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov

The day before this bill is scheduled, February 6th, gun owners are encouraged to join our friends from Timber Unity on the Capitol Steps at 9am to stand up for liberty. Oregon Firearms Federation has been invited and we hope to see you there.

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Pre Session Anti-Gun Bills Posted

01.28.2020

 

Oregon Democrats

The 2020 pre-session anti gun bills are now available. There are no real surprises.

As expected, we have another attempt to force you to keep firearms locked and useless.

HB 4005 will not only force you you to keep your firearms unavailable to defend yourself and your family, the bill creates a virtual prohibition on firearms possession by persons under 18, no matter how competent and responsible they are.

If your 17 year old daughter is home alone and your home is invaded, well… sorry kid.

A careful reading of Section 3 of this bill will demonstrate that even if you wanted to comply with it, you cannot.

Once again, Oregon’s pre-emption law is under attack by the usual suspects.(Senators Burdick, Manning Jr, Hass, Senator Beyer, Dembrow, Frederick, Gelser, Golden, Monnes Anderson, Prozanski, Riley, Steiner Hayward, Taylor, Wagner.)


SB 1538  would allow cities, counties, metropolitan service districts, school districts, and colleges or universities to create their own rules for firearms possession.

Under this proposed legislation, carrying a firearm in a place where a person may have lawfully done so for their entire adult life can now result in 5 years in prison and a $125,000.00 fine.

Don’t even think about picking anyone up at an airport should this pass.

Given that there have been essentially no issues with license holders in any of these places, it is clear that the reason for this bill is pure hatred for lawful gun owners. The Governor has talked about looking forward to “revenge” and apparently most Democrat Senators are along for the ride.

HB 4036 creates new restrictions for CHL holders and police officers at airports. We have not yet determined what “problem” this is intended to fix, but as we have seen, no problem is necessary for the Oregon Democrats to find a way to attack your rights.

As these bills move through the process, we will keep you informed.