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Oregon: Work Session for Bill to Expand Background Checks Moved to Monday

Friday, April 3, 2015

Oregon: Work Session for Bill to Expand Background Checks Moved to Monday

As previously reported, the egregious bill which seeks to expand background checks to private transfers, Senate Bill 941, was introduced last week and scheduled for a work session yesterday.  However, the work session by the Senate Judiciary Committee has been rescheduled for Monday, April 6.  Please continue to contact your state Senator and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and urge them to strongly oppose SB 941 when it comes up for a vote.  Contact information for committee members is provided below.

Sheriffs from Grant, Yamhill, Douglas, Crook, Washington, Linn and Columbia counties have voiced their opposition to this bill.  In addition to the Sheriffs who have come out against this bill, numerous localities have gone on record to protect your Second Amendment Rights, including Baker CountyClackamas CountyCoos CountyCrook CountyCurry CountyDouglas CountyGrant County,  Jackson CountyJefferson CountyJosephine CountyKlamath CountyLake CountyLinn County,  Malheur CountyMarion CountyPolk CountySherman CountyTillamook CountyUnion CountyWallowa CountyWasco CountyWheeler CountyYamhill County, and the city of Myrtle Point.  Thank you to the Sheriffs and localities for their willingness to stand firm for the people they represent and for protecting your rights.

Senate Judiciary Committee:

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

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

Senator Ginny Burdick (D-18)
(503) 986-1718
Sen.ginnyburdick@state.or.us  

Senator Sara Gelser (D-8)
(503) 986-1708
Sen.saragelser@state.or.us  

Senator Kim Thatcher (R-13)
(503) 986-1713
Sen.kimthatcher@state.or.us  

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