The anti-rights group “Ceasefire Oregon” sent out an email today saying that Prozanzki’s gun registration bill SB 1551
is scheduled for a hearing Thursday Feb. 6 at 8am.
As of now, there is no official confirmation and the bill is not scheduled on the committee calendar, so we cannot confirm this date. However, Senator Michael Dembrow, an anti-gunner who is on the committee, recently stated that he expected a hearing early in the session so this may be true.
If Ceasefire is correct then clearly Prozanski is providing them with inside information that he has not provided to the public. Ethically questionable but not a surprise.
Oddly, Senator Alan Bates (Democrat District 3) said in a radio interview today (KMED, The Bill Meyer Show) the he did not think the bill would get out of committee. He also said he didn’t read the bill or know what was in it, so don’t put too much faith in anything he says.
We’ll keep you posted on any official confirmation, but please keep the heat on.
Contact info and suggested message follow:
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
I urge you to vote NO on SB 1551. This bill is a registration bill pure and simple. It does nothing to prevent felons from getting guns but is an unwarranted invasion of my privacy.
Vote against any restrictions on private transfers.