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Oregon: House Committee Passes Bill Expanding Firearm Prohibitions

Friday, February 9, 2018

Oregon: House Committee Passes Bill Expanding Firearm Prohibitions

Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a vote on House Bill 4145, which would significantly expand the class of persons who could be stripped of their Second Amendment rights.  House Bill 4145 was amended with the -2 amendment and passed with a 7 to 2 vote.  HB 4145 now heads to the floor for full consideration by the House. Please contact your Representative and urge their strong opposition to House Bill 4145!  

House Bill 4145 would expand the class of persons in Oregon that could be prohibited from possessing firearms.  This legislation would add stalking to the list of offenses that would result in the removal of Second Amendment rights, and would change existing law so that a broader definition of “family and household members” would be applied to firearm prohibitions for certain misdemeanor offenses and protective orders.  In doing so, this expansion would go well beyond existing state and federal law.  This legislation was filed at the request of Bloomberg supported Governor Kate Brown, who accepted a quarter of a million dollars from former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg during her election in 2016.  It is no surprise that she is again pushing new gun restrictions for 2018 as she heads into her re-election campaign.

Again, please contact your Representative and urge their strong opposition to House Bill 4145!  

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