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Oregon: 2013 Legislative Session Begins with a Mixed Bag of Firearms Bills

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The following two anti-gun bills were introduced by “F-rated” state Senator Ginny Burdick (D-18) and “F-rated” state Representative Carolyn Tomei (D-41).  Both bills have been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee:

Senate Bill 346 would criminalize the sale or transfer of ammunition magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds, deeming them “large capacity” magazines.  Among the more obvious reasons to oppose such restrictions, is the fact that setting arbitrary limits on magazine capacity could limit a person's use of their firearm effectively for self-defense.  In an attack, a person could be forced to defend against multiple criminals, some criminals do not stop when struck by a single bullet, and it’s possible for shots fired in self-defense by private individuals and law enforcement officers alike miss their mark.  For more information on ammunition magazines, please click here.

Senate Bill 347 would make it a Class C felony for a concealed handgun license (CHL) holder to carry a firearm onto school grounds, unless the school district or other entity controlling the school grounds has an adopted written policy authorizing an exemption for CHL holders.

Please contact your state Senator TODAY and express your opposition to SB 346 and SB 347.  To determine your state Senator, please click here.

Also, several pro-gun bills have been introduced this session and have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee:

House Bill 2365, introduced by state Representatives Kim Thatcher (R-25) and Greg Matthews (D-50), would allow residents of any state to apply for a Concealed Handgun License (CHL) in Oregon.  Current law only allows non-resident CHLs to be issued to residents of contiguous states who have a “compelling business interest or other legitimate demonstrated need.”


Additional pro-gun bills introduced by state Representative Kim Thatcher include:

-          House Bill 2367 would provide non-residents who are authorized to a carry concealed handgun in another state with the same protections provided to persons with an Oregon concealed handgun license.

-          House Bill 2376 would limit a Sheriff’s discretion concerning the denial or revocation of CHLs.


The following pro-gun bills were also introduced:

House Bill 2588 would direct the Department of State Police to identify states that recognize Oregon’s CHL and have substantially similar eligibility requirements for issuing CHLs.  HB 2588 would provide protections to permit holders from the recognized states and prohibit the arrest of non-residents who possess a verifiable reciprocal CHL.

House Bill 2589 would eliminate the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee be resident of the county in which their license is issued.

Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee below and express your support for House Bills 2365, 2367, 2376, 2588 and 2589 using the contact information provided below.

Your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you informed as more firearms legislation is introduced and scheduled for hearings.

House Judiciary Committee:


Representative Jeff Barker (D-28), Chairman



Representative Chris Garrett (D-38), Vice-Chairman



Representative Wayne Krieger (R-1), Vice-Chairman



Representative Brent Barton (D-40)


Representative Kevin Cameron (R-19)


Representative Wally Hicks (R-3)


Representative Andy Olson (R-15)


Representative Carolyn Tomei (D-41)


Representative Jennifer Williamson (D-36)





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