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The Senate Judiciary Committee will be introducing its first gun control bill on January 17, at 3:30 PM in Hearing Room F at the Capitol.This is the bill we told you was coming banning private transfers and starting the registration process. The draft of the bill is number LC 154 and is not yet available for the public to see. But we have it.

The legislature is not scheduled to start proceedings until February so they are getting out in front in their efforts to attack your rights.

As you know, all gun registration starts with “background checks” and no doubt this bill will extend the failed background checks to virtually all transfers.  So if you want to give a gun to your oldest friend or your nephew, you will now need to ask the State Police for “permission.”If the system is down you are out of luck.These background checks are how the state builds a list of gun owners. These lists have been used over and over  to begin the confiscation process, not only in Nazi Germany but in New York and now in California.

It’s imperative that you contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and tell them in no uncertain terms that you oppose extending the failed background check system to a private transfer and you oppose any new gun registrations.

(Update 01.09.14 We have asked why the Democrats are insisting on bringing back a bill they lacked the votes to pass last year. One possible answer is this video of Republican Senator Bruce Starr. It is troubling, however soon after someone posted it on our Facebook page Starr responded with a comment “I will not be supporting any new gun laws in Oregon.”   We expect him to honor that pledge.)Below is a list of members of the committee with contact info and a suggested cut and paste message:


Senator Floyd Prozanski
Democrat – District 4 – South Lane and North Douglas Counties

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1704   District Phone: 541-342-2447

Senator Betsy Close

Republican – District 8 – Albany

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1708
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-303, Salem, Oregon 97301

Senator Michael Dembrow

Democrat – District 23 – Portland

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1723    District Phone: 503-281-0608
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-407, Salem, Oregon 97301
Senator Jeff Kruse

Republican – District 1 – Roseburg

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1701   District Phone: 541-580-3276
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-315, Salem, Oregon 97301

Senator Arnie Roblan

Democrat – District 5 – Coos Bay

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1705
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-417, Salem, Oregon 97301


Dear Senator,

The current background check system for gun purchases is a total failure. Qualified buyers are often delayed and denied. I strongly urge you to reject any expansion of this failed system to private transfers.

We have seen how these policies lead to confiscations as they have in New York and now California.

Vote against any restrictions on private transfers.




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