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06.25.07 GUN CONFISCATION BAN PASSES OREGON LEGISLATURE.

CONFISCATION PROHIBITION BILL PASSES Yesterday, in late Senate Floor session, the Oregon Senate passed HB 2370. This bill transfers emergency powers in times of catastrophe from the State Police to the Oregon Military Department. Included in the language of the bill is a prohibition on the confiscation of firearms in times of declared emergency. It […]

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06.14.07 STOPPING THE NRA’s GUN CONTROL BILL

STOPPING THE NRA’S GUN CONTROL BILL As you know, the NRA revived a gun control bill that was all but dead and rammed it through the US House of Representatives. HR 2640 was the brain child of Carolyn McCarthy of New York, who went to Congress for one reason, to pass more gun control. But […]

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06.13.07 NRA PASSES NEW GUN CONTROL IN US HOUSE

We warned you on June 10th, the NRA was working with anti-gun forces to pass new gun control. Today, far sooner than we would have imagined, the bill passed in the US House, with almost no notice and no recorded vote. HR 2640 passed on a voice vote, with so little notice provided to the […]

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06.10.07 NRA Cuts Another “Deal.”

Today’s Washington Post has reported that the NRA has, once again, cut a “deal” with the anti-gunners in Congress over your gun rights. According to the Post, “Senior Democrats have reached agreement with the National Rifle Association on what could be the first federal gun-control legislation since 1994, a measure to significantly strengthen the national […]

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05.22.07 Where We Stand Now.

Gun owners in Oregon have had significant victories in spite of the anti-gun majority in both Oregon’s House and Senate. House Bill 2334 passed the Senate yesterday, May 21st, after passing in the House. You’ll recall that 2334 was the second attempt by Oregon’s sheriffs to alter the concealed handgun license law. In its last […]

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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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