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Oregon: “Universal” Background Check Bill Scheduled for Final Vote on Monday

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Oregon: “Universal” Background Check Bill Scheduled for Final Vote on Monday

Senate Bill 941, legislation which seeks to expand background checks to private transfers, is being rushed through the Oregon Legislature and is scheduled for a final vote by the full House of Representatives on Monday, May 4th.  It is critical that Oregonians contact their state Representative with strong opposition to this bill. If enacted, SB 941 would require individuals to appear before a gun dealer to request a criminal background check prior to privately transferring a firearm, absent limited exceptions.  Transfers include, but are not limited to, sales, gifts, loans and leases.  Failure to comply with this mandate could result in stiff penalties and possible loss of an individual’s Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Please call and email your state Representative today and urge him or her to OPPOSE Senate Bill 941.  Also, please forward this email to friends, family and fellow Second Amendment supporters in Oregon and encourage them to do the same.

As proposed, SB 941 has exemptions that appear to allow for certain common transfers of firearms between individuals, but these exemptions are incredibly narrow.  Even some of the strict and deeply flawed gun control laws of California are not as stringent to law-abiding gun owners as some of the provisions in SB 941.  For example, under SB 941, a temporary transfer for hunting or target shooting must only occur while the transferee is “engaged in activities related to hunting, trapping or target shooting” where as in California a temporary transfer can last an entire hunting season.  Also under SB 941, a temporary transfer must meet one of the listed exemptions, whereas in California a temporary transfer can last up to 30 days before a check is required.

SB 941, like many other gun control schemes, is a step towards the full registration of firearms.  According to a January 2013 report from the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice, the effectiveness of “universal background checks” depends on requiring gun registration.  In other words, this bill is unenforceable because the only way the government could fully enforce such a requirement would be to mandate the registration of all firearms in private possession -- a requirement that has been prohibited by federal law since 1986.

On Tuesday, Senate Bill 913, the ivory regulation bill, passed the Senate floor with a 19-11 vote.

As previously reported, SB 913 was introduced with the intent of curbing poaching and helping to end the illegal ivory trade.  Unfortunately, SB 913 would not accomplish its purported objective.  The bill would, however, harm those who have no part in these activities; firearm owners, sportsmen, hunters, recreational shooters and gun collectors who have legally purchased firearms (knives, jewelry, antiques and other items) that have incorporated ivory features for decades.  Nevertheless, under SB 913, the sale, offering for sale, possession with intent to sell or importation for purchase or sale of any ivory, ivory product, rhino horn and rhino horn product would be prohibited, absent limited exceptions. SB 913 has been sent to the Oregon House of Representatives for further consideration.

Please stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on these bills as the 2015 legislative session progresses.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pennsylvania: House Committee Passes Firearm Confiscation Orders - Schedules Additional Gun Control for Tomorrow

Today, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 2227, legislation that creates so-called “extreme risk protection orders” whereby a hearing would be held, firearms would be seized and constitutional rights suspended with little to no due ...

Pennsylvania: House Committee to Consider Multiple Gun Control Bills Tomorrow

Monday, June 18, 2018

Pennsylvania: House Committee to Consider Multiple Gun Control Bills Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider several gun control bills that would only punish law-abiding gun owners.

Pennsylvania: Gun Control Legislation to be Considered on the House Floor

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Pennsylvania: Gun Control Legislation to be Considered on the House Floor

This morning, the House Judiciary Committee continued its push for gun control by passing House Bill 1872, legislation which would ban many firearm accessories.

The Supreme Court Strikes Down Law that Targeted Gun Owners’ Speech

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Supreme Court Strikes Down Law that Targeted Gun Owners’ Speech

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Delaware: Contact Your Senator Immediately in Opposition to Gun Ban Legislation

Friday, June 15, 2018

Delaware: Contact Your Senator Immediately in Opposition to Gun Ban Legislation

On Tuesday, June 19, the Delaware Senate could consider legislation (Senate Bill 163) that would ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms in Delaware.

D.C. Area Witches Unite for Gun Control, Hurl Curses at the NRA

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Friday, June 15, 2018

D.C. Area Witches Unite for Gun Control, Hurl Curses at the NRA

Gun control advocates can now boast of a new group of allies joining their dubious coalition: witches. It kind of makes sense. We all know that gun control is based mainly on magical thinking. Its advocates, after ...

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

NRA Backs Motion to Halt New Jersey Magazine Ban

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Oregon: Gun Control Proponents Suspend Attempts to Qualify Initiative Petition 44

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Oregon: Gun Control Proponents Suspend Attempts to Qualify Initiative Petition 44

Earlier today, the proponents for Initiative Petition 44 announced they are suspending their campaign for the year and will no longer seek to place the initiative on the November ballot.

The Rolling Stone Continues its Inaccurate Anti-NRA Reporting

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Friday, June 15, 2018

The Rolling Stone Continues its Inaccurate Anti-NRA Reporting

It is by no means a closely held secret that Rolling Stone magazine has aggressively promoted an anti-gun agenda for many decades.  It started in 1980, with the death of John Lennon at the hands of ...

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Friday, June 8, 2018

California Farmer Has Guns Confiscated and Faces Felony Charges After Trying to Register Rifle

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