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11.16.06 Repeal Of Firearms Ban In National Parks Introduced.

REPEAL OF BAN ON FIREARMS IN NATIONAL PARKS INTRODUCED As you know, there have been dramatic changes in the make up of the US Congress. Militant anti-gunners will soon be in charge. But they are not yet. A coalition of state-wide gun rights organizations, spearheaded by Virginia Gun Owner’s Coalition has gotten outgoing Senator George […]

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11.08.06 Post Election Wrap Up.

Tuesday’s election has turned over both houses of Oregon’s legislature, and the Governorship, to the Democrats. The US House has been taken over by Democrats as well. Next in line for the job of Speaker of the House is Nancy Pelosi, an ultra liberal from California. Control of the US Senate is still to be […]

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10.26.06 Election Alert From OFFPAC.

A Message From OFF-PAC As you know, the elections are upon us. Most voters have already received their ballots, and it’s time to make the decisions that will decide what kind of government we will have to live under for the next two years. Just as the makeup of the US Congress will have a […]

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10.13.06 Washington County Ordinance Threatens Gun Owners.

WASHINGTON COUNTY NOISE ORDINANCE THREATENS GUN OWNERS While this alert is very last minute, it’s important news for people who live or shoot in Washington County. Alert gun owners have made us aware of a proposed “noise control” ordinance that may expose gun owners to civil liabilities. The ordinance, which can be downloaded here proposes […]

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09.28.06 Q&A With OSP.

Questions and Answers on Background Checks. Oregon Firearms Federation, with a lot of help from Representative Kim Thatcher, has received some answers to questions we had about the current background check procedure for firearms purchases. As you may know, there has been a dramatic increase in delays and denials in the last few months.(OSP has […]

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08.14.06 Even More On New Background Checks.

STILL MORE ON BACKGROUND CHECKS, As you know from previous alerts, OFF has been investigating new background check requirements for persons buying guns from FFL dealers. In a previous alert, we told you about House Rep. Kim Thatcher’s efforts on behalf of gun owners. Now, OFF has received a letter from Senator Gordon Smith responding […]

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08.03.06 Still More On New Background Checks.

STILL MORE ON BACKGROUND CHECKS As you know from previous alerts, the Oregon State Police have intensified background checks for firearms purchases . As a result, we have heard from many gun owners who have had firearms purchases delayed for lengthy periods of time while the police sought more information about potential instances of “domestic […]

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07.25.06 Update On New Background Checks By Oregon State Police

MORE ON NEW BACKGROUND CHECKS. On June 16th, OFF alerted you to new and more invasive background checks being conducted by the Oregon State Police for firearms purchases . As you know, OFF has been receiving reports of many lengthy delays for people who have no criminal history. We contacted Senator Gordon Smith’s office to […]

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06.30.06 Pro-gun Amendment Passes House.

  On June 28th Colorado Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave passed an amendment to an appropriations bill that stops the federal government from implementing the trigger lock provisions of the gun lawsuits liability bill passed by the NRA last year. The Musgrave Amendment (an amendment to the Science, State, Justice, and Commerce Appropriations bill) will allow no […]

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05.06.06 Atkinson For Governor. (From OFFPAC)

A Message From OFF PAC Dear Fellow Gun Rights Supporter, As you know, we have very high standards for people who are asking to be hired for public office. OFF PAC rarely endorses candidates but always holds them accountable. We are getting close to the final days to vote in the primary election. If you […]

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04.18.06 Special Session Coming.

Special Session Coming As you no doubt know, the Oregon legislature will be meeting for a special session starting on Thursday, April 20th. While we expect the issues on the table to be limited, we have no guarantees. So rest assured we will be watching carefully. If you are in the Medford area, tune in […]

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02.19.06 ATF HEARINGS BECOME FORUM FOR MORE GUN CONTROL.

If you missed the BATFE hearings in the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, held on the February 15th, we’d like to give you a brief wrap up. Annette Gelles, a gun show promoter, testified about outrageous harassment and abuse at the hands of ATF agents and other law enforcement officers at […]

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Alerts older than 2005

OFF ALERT 11/09/05 GOOD NEWS……BAD NEWS Proving that some people are dangerous and stupid to a degree that words cannot describe, voters in San Francisco yesterday banned all handguns within that great center of freedom. We have heard from people asking if that would be possible in Oregon. Presently, no. But Oregon’s pre-emption law, which […]

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