Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Oregon: Gun Bills Scheduled for Hearings, Your Action Needed

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Oregon: Gun Bills Scheduled for Hearings, Your Action Needed

Tomorrow, the Oregon Legislature has scheduled work sessions for both Senate Bill 913, the ivory regulation bill, and House Bill 3093, a bill to improve Oregon’s concealed carry reciprocity.

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 passed the Senate in April and is scheduled for a work session in the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow where a vote could occur.  Please contact the committee members and politely urge them to OPPOSE SB 913 and vote NO. Committee contact information can be found below.

HB 3093, sponsored by state Representatives Cliff Bentz (R-60) and Bill Post (R-25), would improve Oregon’s firearm laws to allow for the recognition of out of state permits.  To qualify, a state must recognize Oregon concealed handgun permits and meet the specified training requirement.  HB 3093 would also require the Oregon Department of Justice to maintain a list of those states that qualify. Several amendments have been introduced to the bill including the “Dash 9” amendment.  The Dash 9 amendment appears to be a mask to cover the deeply flawed background check legislation signed into law earlier this session in Senate Bill 941.  The amendment however will do little if anything to fix the issues inherent in Senate Bill 941.  Even with the amendment the law will remain far more restrictive than California's flawed laws.  HB 3093 passed the House in April with only a single “NO” vote and is scheduled for a work session in the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow.  Please contact the committee members and politely urge them to SUPPORT HB 3093 without any amendments.  Committee contact information can be found below.

House Judiciary Committee:

Representative Jeff Barker (D-28), Chair
(503) 986-1428
Rep.JeffBarker@state.or.us  

Representative Andy Olson (R-15), Vice-Chair
(503) 986-1415
Rep.AndyOlson@state.or.us  

Representative Jennifer Williamson (D-36), Vice-Chair
(503) 986-1436
Rep.JenniferWilliamson@state.or.us  

Representative Brent Barton (D-40)
(503) 986-1440
Rep.BrentBarton@state.or.us  

Representative Mitch Greenlick (D-33)
(503) 986-1433
Rep.MitchGreenlick@state.or.us  

Representative Wayne Krieger (R-1)
(503) 986-1401
Rep.WayneKrieger@state.or.us  

Representative Ann Lininger (D-38)
(503) 986-1438
Rep.AnnLininger@state.or.us  

Representative Bill Post (R-25)
(503) 986-1425
Rep.BillPost@state.or.us  

Representative Sherrie Sprenger (R-17)
(503) 986-1417
Rep.SherrieSprenger@state.or.us  

Senate Judiciary Committee Members:

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

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

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

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

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

TRENDING NOW
Obama Says Goodbye to America’s Gun Owners with (a Likely Short-lived) Lead Ammo Ban

News  

Friday, January 20, 2017

Obama Says Goodbye to America’s Gun Owners with (a Likely Short-lived) Lead Ammo Ban

Gun owners knew that Barack Obama would not leave quietly. The only question was what else was coming.  

Federal Appeals Court: Chicago Violates Second Amendment … Again

News  

Friday, January 20, 2017

Federal Appeals Court: Chicago Violates Second Amendment … Again

On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit found that Chicago had once again violated the Second Amendment, this time with its regulations for gun ranges.

Gun Owners Welcome Donald J. Trump as President of the United States

News  

Friday, January 20, 2017

Gun Owners Welcome Donald J. Trump as President of the United States

Gun owners across the nation breathed a sigh of relief as Donald J. Trump was sworn in Friday morning as the 45th president of the United States.

Web Scraping: A Means to Push the Anti-Gun Agenda

News  

Friday, January 20, 2017

Web Scraping: A Means to Push the Anti-Gun Agenda

You may have read recently about a “breaking analysis” that includes numbers derived from a “mass shooting tracker,” which purports to present to the world, real world cases in which mass shootings have occurred.  One ...

New York Times Relies on Gun Prohibitionist Propaganda, Stigmatizes Suicide

News  

Friday, January 20, 2017

New York Times Relies on Gun Prohibitionist Propaganda, Stigmatizes Suicide

In a December 5, 2015, front page editorial, the New York Times finally admitted what discerning readers had long understood – that the paper advocates the prohibition and confiscation of certain types of now-lawfully possessed firearms. ...

Your Members of Congress Need to Hear from You on the Hearing Protection Act of 2017

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

Your Members of Congress Need to Hear from You on the Hearing Protection Act of 2017

On Monday, Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) – joined by co-sponsors Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Rand Paul (R-KY) – introduced S. 59, the Hearing Protection Act of 2017 (HPA). Similar legislation was introduced in the ...

Alert: WA State Proposes Draconian Gun Ban Bills

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

Alert: WA State Proposes Draconian Gun Ban Bills

Inspired, perhaps, by Oscar Wilde (“Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess”), Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced two new sweeping gun control bills, with Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) and Rep. ...

New Hampshire: Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Passes Senate!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

New Hampshire: Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Passes Senate!

Today, Senate Bill 12, legislation eliminating the requirement to obtain a permit in order to lawfully carry, passed the Senate without amendment, by a 13-10 vote.  SB 12 will now go to the House of ...

National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

On January 3rd, Congressman Richard Hudson (R-N.C.8th) introduced H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which simply allows lawful firearm carriers from any state to carry a concealed firearm in any other state. The bill ...

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Florida Urgent Alert! Self-defense Bill up in Senate Judiciary on Tuesday 1/24/2017

A critical self-defense bill will be heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, between 2:00-4:00pm.  SB-128 Burden of Proof by Senator Rob Bradley restores the presumption of innocence in self-defense cases ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.