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
Senator Jeff Kruse (R-1), Vice Chairman
Senator Suzanne Bonamici (D-17)
Senator Jackie Dingfelder (D-23)
Senator Doug Whitsett (R-28)