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Important Right-to-Carry Reform Bills to be Heard on June 1 in Oregon Senate Committee

Friday, May 27, 2011

Two important right-to-carry reform bills, House Bill 2787 and House Bill 2792, are expected to be heard in the state Senate Judiciary Committee work session on Wednesday, June 1 in room 343 of the capitol.

HB 2787, sponsored by Representative Jeff Barker (D-28) and Kim Thatcher (R-25) would prohibit a public body from releasing information that identifies the holder of or applicant for a concealed handgun license.

HB 2792, sponsored by state Representative Thatcher, would provide non-residents who are authorized to carry concealed a handgun in another state with the same protections provided to persons with an Oregon Concealed Handgun License.  This legislation is an important recognition of non-residents’ right to self-defense while visiting Oregon and the realization that out-of-state permit holders should not be considered criminals simply for crossing state lines. 

 

Please call and e-mail members of the state Senate Judiciary Committee today urging them to support these much needed right-to-carry reforms bills.  Contact information for the state Senate Judiciary Committee can be found below.

Senate Judiciary Committee:

Senator Floyd Prozanski (D-4), Chairman
(503) 986-1704
sen.floydprozanski@state.or.us

Senator Jeff Kruse (R-1), Vice Chairman
(503) 986-1701
sen.jeffkruse@state.or.us

Senator Suzanne Bonamici (D-17)
(503) 986-1717
sen.suzannebonamici@state.or.us

Senator Jackie Dingfelder (D-23)
(503) 986-1723
sen.jackiedingfelder@state.or.us

Senator Doug Whitsett (R-28)
(503) 986-1728
sen.dougwhitsett@state.or.us

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