Tag Archives: Gun Control/Laws/Regulation

Oregon Legislature: Gun control proposal dead for this session

A multifaceted gun control bill pushed by Oregon Democrats may be dead this session, but advocates and opponents alike are confident it will return. Senate Bill 978 was a casualty of the deal that got Senate Republicans to end their four-day walkout and return to the Capitol, allowing Democrats to pass a multibillion-dollar education revenue bill on May 13. Source: […]
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Editorial: Senate deal helps kill gun measure

We may never know all the details of the behind-the-scenes negotiations that resulted in the deal that pulled Senate Republicans back to the Capitol this week. But, like many compromise deals, it’s one that likely left a bit of a sour taste in the mouths of many lawmakers. Source: Editorial: Senate deal helps kill gun […]
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Oregon Lawmakers Hold Out Hope For Gun Control Legislation After It Was Scrapped .

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown sacrificed a package of gun control legislation and a bill tightening vaccination requirements in order to pass an education funding bill this week. Source: Oregon Lawmakers Hold Out Hope For Gun Control Legislation After It Was Scrapped . News | OPB

‘Band-Aids’ won’t solve gun violence problem

I am responding to the opinion piece, “If we’re ever gonna survive,” written by Steven Saslow, that appeared in the Mail Tribune on Sunday, May 5. I agree that violence and hate leave us feeling vulnerable, and we most definitely need to do more than just be observers who offer thoughts and prayers and become […]
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Oregon Senate passes education funding bill as Republicans end walkout

Senate Republicans returned to the chamber floor Monday, ending a four-day walkout and allowing a multi-billion dollar education funding bill to pass. Source: Oregon Senate passes education funding bill as Republicans end walkout

Oregon Senate OKs $1 billion annual tax for education

Senate deal kills vaccination bill by Bend’s Rep. Cheri Helt. Senate Republicans ended a weeklong walkout Monday and returned to the Oregon Capitol after Democratic leadership agreed to major concessions on some of the most high-profile bills this session. Democrats scrapped bills on gun control and vaccines in exchange for Republicans’ return to the Senate […]
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Senate Democrats Appear To Give Up Gun Control, Vaccine Bills To Get GOP Back .

Democratic leaders in the Oregon Senate have agreed to give up high-profile bills on gun control and vaccines in exchange for the end of a Republican walkout. Source: Senate Democrats Appear To Give Up Gun Control, Vaccine Bills To Get GOP Back . News | OPB

Senate Republicans appear to win significant concessions

Senate Republicans appear to have won significant concessions as Democrats have agreed to abandon their central gun control proposal and drop a controversial bill modifying vaccination exemptions for school children, according to multiple sources. In a deal intended to bring Republicans back to the Capitol, Democrats agreed to drop Senate Bill 978, a gun control […]
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Seven Republicans join Democrats in support of Oregon gun bill

In a rare show of bipartisanship involving gun legislation, seven Republicans joined House Democrats to support of a bill that’s meant to keep weapons out of the hands of domestic abusers. Source: Seven Republicans join Democrats in support of Oregon gun bill

Boyfriend Loophole Enforcement Bill Passes The Oregon House

The Oregon House passed legislation Tuesday that would create a statewide process for jurisdictions to comply with the so-called “boyfriend loophole” fix. Source: Boyfriend Loophole Enforcement Bill Passes The Oregon House