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Oregon: Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled For Vote

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Oregon: Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled For Vote

On February 15th, the Oregon state House of Representatives will hold a vote on House Bill 4145, which would significantly expand the class of persons who could be stripped of their Second Amendment rights. In addition, the state Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing at 8:00AM on February 14th for Senate Joint Memorial 202, which would urge Congress to regulate certain firearm accessories as well as firearm components and build kits as if they were firearms.  Please contact your state Representative and urge their strong opposition to House Bill 4145 as well as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee encouraging their opposition to Senate Joint Memorial 202!  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Representative and Senator.

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.

Senate Joint Memorial 202, sponsored by Senator Peter Courtney (D-11), would urge Congress to enact legislation to regulate certain firearm accessories as well as firearm components and build kits as if they were firearms.  

Again, please contact your Representative and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee urging their strong opposition to House Bill 4145 and Senate Joint Memorial 202!

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