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A Slew Of Anti-Gun Legislation Hits Oregon

Friday, February 25, 2005

This week, Senator Ginny Burdick (D-Portland) introduced a slew of anti-gun measures, including SB 927, which bans the manufacture, sale, and transfer of certain semi-automatic firearms (listed by model, maker and characteristics), prohibits the possession of magazines larger than ten rounds, and establishes a state-sponsored permitting scheme for anyone wishing to continue lawfully possessing any firearm on the banned list; SB 942, a measure making it a crime to allow your firearms to be accessible to anyone under 16; SB 954, a bill increasing the fee for fingerprinting a Concealed Handgun License applicant (from $15 to $22) and for transferring a firearm under Oregon`s instant check system (from $10 to $25); and SB 957, legislation which repeals the state firearms preemption law and allows cities and counties to enact a patchwork of restrictions on the possession and carrying of firearms across the state. Please contact your State Senators and urge them to oppose all of these onerous measures. Please visit www.leg.state.or.us/senate for contact information.

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