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Oregon: Gov. Brown & Anti-Gun Legislators Back Bill to Infringe on Your Rights

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Oregon: Gov. Brown & Anti-Gun Legislators Back Bill to Infringe on Your Rights

Yesterday, Governor Brown along with Majority Leaders, Rep. Jennifer Williamson (D-36) and Sen. Ginny Burdick (D-18), held a press conference announcing their support for another bill to infringe upon your Second Amendment rights. Senate Bill 797, sponsored by the Committee on the Judiciary, is another misguided bill that will unfairly burden law-abiding gun owners and will strip Fifth Amendment due process protections.   In addition to anti-gun legislators, SB 797 is being pushed by the New York City billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group, Moms Demand Action, and comes just months after Bloomberg made a $250,000 "contribution" to Governor Kate Brown's campaign.  Please click the “take action” button below to tell your legislators to oppose SB 797.


Among other things, SB 797 would require firearm transfers to be indefinitely delayed if the Oregon State Police (OSP) are unable to determine eligibility.  A deferral from OSP does not necessarily mean the recipient is prohibited, but rather that OSP is not satisfied with the background check inquiry and a determination has not yet been made.  Currently, federal law allows a licensed firearm dealer (FFL) to release a firearm after three business days if they have not received any additional correspondence after receiving a “delay” when conducting the initial background check for a firearm transfer.  This safeguard prevents the potential shutdown of sales via endless delays and allows law-abiding individuals to take possession of a firearm in a timely manner.  As we reported earlier, Gov. Brown is already pushing such legislation on the House side with House Bill 2237, which was filed at her request.

Please use the “Take Action” button above to contact your legislators and urge them to oppose SB 797.

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