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Oregon: Multnomah County Commissioners to Vote on Restrictive Firearms Ordinance Tomorrow

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Last week, the Multnomah Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a restrictive firearms ordinance cosponsored by Commissioner Deborah Kafoury and Chair Jeff Cogen.  The second and final reading of this ordinance will take place tomorrow, April 25, at 9:30 am in Board Room 100 of the Multnomah Building located at 501 SE Hawthorne Boulevard in Portland.  

One of the misguided provisions of the ordinance includes reporting the loss or theft of a firearm within 48 hours of “knowing” a firearm is stolen.  This type of proposed law irresponsibly targets innocent citizens who are in fact victims of crimes themselves - who might be grieving or hospitalized during this arbitrary 48 hour period. Failure to report will result in a fine of $2,500.  Another flawed provision in the ordinance limits the ability for self-defense in public places.  A full explanation of the ordinance, which will take effect thirty days after passage, can be found here

Please attend and speak against these unnecessary restrictions on law-abiding gun owners.
 Contact the County Commissioners (using the information provided below) and urge them to vote against this ordinance, and instead introduce laws that will solve existing crime problems.

If you wish to speak, please arrive in time to complete a speaker form prior to the start of this meeting.  Public comment is limited to three minutes per person or less, at the Chair’s discretion.  For more information on public comment and submitting testimony, please see the guidelines here.

Contact all County Commissioners today and ask them to focus on REAL solutions – not on failed policies that target law-abiding gun owners and have no effect on crime.

Multnomah County Commissioners:

Commissioner Jeff Cogen, Chair

Phone: 503-988-3308

 

Commissioner Deborah Kafoury

Phone:  503-988-3093

 

Commissioner Loretta Smith

Phone:  503-988-3093

 

Commissioner Judy Shiprack

Phone: 503-988-5217

 

Commissioner Diane McKeel

Phone:  503-988-5213

 

 

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