Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Anti-Gun Bill Rears its Ugly Head Before Oregon’s 2016 Legislative Session Convenes

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Anti-Gun Bill Rears its Ugly Head Before Oregon’s 2016 Legislative Session Convenes

On Friday, January 15, the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee met during legislative days and introduced committee bills for the upcoming short session to convene on February 1st.  As expected, anti-gun Senators introduced an egregious measure that is set to further restrict your right to Keep and Bear arms.

Temporarily assigned “LC 250,” this legislation strips away a person’s ability to purchase a firearm based solely on an allegation without affording due process of the law.  An anonymous phone call or internet submission, alleging that a person is experiencing a “mental health emergency,” will place a 30 day hold on all firearm purchases unless the accused petitions the court for relief.  The accused will be saddled with the burden of proving their mental competency by “clear and convincing evidence.”

LC 250 allows a wide array of persons to report, including health care providers, physicians, educators, principals and immediate family members.  The legislation directs the Department of State Police to provide the accusers with more protections than the accused, which include:

  • The accuser is to remain anonymous
  • The accuser is protected from civil liability for reports made in good faith
  • The accuser is only subject to criminal liability for knowingly making false reports
  • The accuser has no burden of proof or criteria to fulfill other than the accused is experiencing a mental health emergency and is a danger to themselves or others

LC 250 has no regard for the accused and their constitutional rights because:

  • The accused may not be notified unless they attempt to purchase a firearm
  • May not be notified of who the accuser is
  • May not be notified when the purchase restriction is to expire
  • Is not subject to limits on how many times the hold may be renewed
  • If the accused proves their competency, they may not know whether they are subject to future reports
  • Places the burden on the accused to show by clear and convincing evidence they are not a “danger to themselves or others”.
  • May require documentation from a mental health professional to help prove their competency
  • Requires the accused to pay all filing fees if they chose to petition for relief

LC 250 will not improve public safety, instead this is a direct assault on your rights.  In some instances an accused may never know that their rights have been taken because no notice is required.  As seen in 2015 with the passage of Senate Bill 941, anti-gun legislators have no regard for your Second Amendment rights and have their sights set on placing unreasonable burdens and restrictions on gun owners in any way possible.

As we approach the upcoming session in just a few short weeks it’s imperative that your Senator hears from you.  Please contact your Senator and politely urge him or her to strongly oppose LC 250 and any similar anti-gun legislation.

IN THIS ARTICLE
Oregon Due Process
TRENDING NOW
Veteran Criticizes Police Practices, Gets Guns and Firearm License Seized by Chief of Police

News  

Monday, October 21, 2019

Veteran Criticizes Police Practices, Gets Guns and Firearm License Seized by Chief of Police

Watch what you say about local officialdom in Tisbury, Mass., or you may find Police Chief Mark Saloio knocking at your door to revoke your Second Amendment rights.

Assault on Firearm Industry Fails: Federal Court Dismisses Ohio Lawsuit

News  

Monday, October 21, 2019

Assault on Firearm Industry Fails: Federal Court Dismisses Ohio Lawsuit

On October 9, a federal court in Ohio considered and dismissed, with prejudice, a lawsuit against Smith & Wesson, Remington, Sig Sauer, and other gun manufacturers, arising from a class action brought by Primus Group ...

Confiscation or "Mandatory Buyback"?

News  

Monday, October 21, 2019

Confiscation or "Mandatory Buyback"?

It is interesting to watch certain Democrats struggle when trying to convince law-abiding gun owners how “reasonable” it is for the government to take away your firearms.  Do the anti-gun groups and candidates pushing confiscation ...

California Gun Confiscation Draws ACLU Opposition

News  

Monday, October 21, 2019

California Gun Confiscation Draws ACLU Opposition

We know that gun rights are interconnected with other civil rights. In their zeal to attack law-abiding gun owners and Second Amendment rights, gun control advocates have shown a willingness to trample other cherished civil ...

Dick’s Spends Big on Gun-Chopping, Virtue-Signaling Bonanza (But It Will Still Sell You a Firearm)

News  

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Dick’s Spends Big on Gun-Chopping, Virtue-Signaling Bonanza (But It Will Still Sell You a Firearm)

Ed Stack, the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, wants you to know he’s committed to keeping AR-15s “off the street.” But he’s also committed (for the time being) to selling other types of firearms.

California: Anti-Gun and Anti-Hunting Bill Signed into Law

Monday, October 14, 2019

California: Anti-Gun and Anti-Hunting Bill Signed into Law

Prior to the October 13 deadline, Governor Newsom signed the final anti-gun and anti-hunting bills, AB 1254 and SB 172 into law.  

Wisconsin: Gov. Evers Orders Special Session to Ram Gun Control Through Legislature

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Wisconsin: Gov. Evers Orders Special Session to Ram Gun Control Through Legislature

Because the Legislature defended your freedom and did not accede to his demands, Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order for a “special” session to convene on November 7. Gov. Evers previously tried to undermine ...

Number of Concealed Carry Permit Holders Increased Again

News  

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Number of Concealed Carry Permit Holders Increased Again

Last week, economist John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center released “Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States: 2019,” his annual report on the number of concealed carry permit holders in the U.S.

California: Governor Newsom Signs Anti-Gun Bills into Law

Friday, October 11, 2019

California: Governor Newsom Signs Anti-Gun Bills into Law

Earlier today, Governor Newsom signed the seven anti-gun bills listed below into law.  

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

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.