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Oregon: Dangerous Background Check Legislation to be Heard in Senate Committee this Thursday

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

This Thursday, February 6, the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 1551, formerly known as Legislative Concept 154.  As previously reported, SB 1551 would criminalize the otherwise lawful private transfer of firearms.  This committee is scheduled to meet at 8:00 a.m. in Hearing Room 50 of the State Capitol.  Members are urged to attend this committee hearing and speak in opposition to Senate Bill 1551.  Information on how to testify is available here.

If you are unable to attend this hearing, it is important that you call AND e-mail members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and respectfully urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 1551.  Contact information for the committee members is provided below:

  

Senate Judiciary Committee Members:

Senator Floyd Prozanski (D-4), Chairman
(503) 986-1704
Sen.FloydProzanski@state.or.us
 
Senator Betsy Close (R-8), Vice-Chairman
(503) 986-1708
Sen.BetsyClose@state.or.us
 
Senator Michael Dembrow (D-23)
(503) 986-1723
Sen.MichaelDembrow@state.or.us
 
Senator Jeff Kruse (R-1)
(503) 986-1701
Sen.JeffKruse@state.or.us
 
Senator Arnie Roblan (D-5)
(503) 986-1705
Sen.ArnieRoblan@state.or.us

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