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Oregon: Gun Bills See Action in Salem

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Oregon: Gun Bills See Action in Salem

Tomorrow, April 8th at 8:30 a.m., the Senate Committee on Judiciary will be hearing several bills pertaining to firearms, including Senate Bill 299 and Senate Bill 636.

Senate Bill 299, introduced by state Senator Ted Ferriolo (R-30), would expand the states in which Oregonians may lawfully obtain long guns for transport into Oregon, from neighboring states, to all other states, so long as the long gun is purchased or obtained in person.

Senate Bill 636, sponsored by state Senator Tim Knopp, would reduce the minimum required age of concealed handgun license applicants to 18 years of age if the applicant is a service member.

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 941 with minor amendments.  This gun control bill seeks to expand background checks to private transfers.  SB 941 is expected to maintain an expedited course through the legislative process.  It is important that you please continue contacting your state Senator in opposition to this bill.

House Bill 3093, introduced by state Representative Cliff Bentz (R-60), was heard in the House Committee on Judiciary yesterday afternoon.  HB 3093 would provide individuals licensed to carry concealed in another state with the same protections provided to those licensed to carry concealed in Oregon, as long as the other state has no less stringent handgun competency requirements than Oregon.

Your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated when more information becomes available.

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